Category Archives: Random

Data Cleansing – How Clean can it get?

Your favourite espionage movie is likely to be full of tracking, monitoring and intelligence technology so sophisticated that it blows your mind to think it could actually be real.  The military and national security services do use this stuff and from that same toolset – credit agencies use data cleansing technology. Your B2C operation canContinue Reading

Would You Pay More for an American Made Good?

I was watching one of my favorite shows last week, Shark Tank, and there was a particular story that got me thinking.  According to ABC Donny McCall, designed the patented made-in-America Invis-A-Rack, the most innovative cargo management system for pick-up trucks ever developed. This collapsible truck track can be unfolded in seconds to carry everythingContinue Reading

Turn Your Resolutions Into Good Habits

New Years is a time for making optimistic promises to yourself. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get your finances on track or fulfil some other lofty plan, almost everyone has some type of New Years resolution. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions are abandoned quickly, sometimes even before the last of the Christmas decorationsContinue Reading

Analyzing the Perception of the “1 Percent”

One of the reasons we are having Occupy Wall Street protests and backlash towards the “1 percent” is because the public doesn’t understand what it is like to have money. All they see when they hear about investment bankers and stock analysts is about the expensive cars, luxurious meals, and the near rock n’ rollContinue Reading

Do You Use a Professional For Items That Can Be Purchased Online?

I don’t have any scientific proof but it seems that more and more jobs and or professions are being commoditized.   As defined by Wikipedia it is “the process by which goods that have economic value and are distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) end up becoming simple commodities in the eyes ofContinue Reading

Can You Tell One Scotch from One Another? Price Versus Preference

I have a buddy who is an amazing chef and better, he loves to host and set up breakfasts and dinners.  This past Saturday he prepared a 5 course meal with 6 scotches that ranged from a free bottle to a $130 bottle for 6 buddies (I was one of them).  Five out of theContinue Reading