Weekend thoughts 05-07-2022: Berkshire Hathaway 2022 shareholder meeting

Reading Time: 5 minutes I went to Omaha last weekend, left STL on April 29 Friday, attended meeting on April 30 Saturday, and left Omaha back to STL on May 1st Sunday. The full comment and Q&A session (including the actual shareholder meeting) is broadcasted by CNBC and available at YouTube. Note when I drove to Omaha on Friday… Continue reading Weekend thoughts 05-07-2022: Berkshire Hathaway 2022 shareholder meeting

Recent Olivette Developments

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 2: 06-22-2022) Besides new apartments below (again The Oliver which is almost done as of June 2022, and The Opus Group Multifamily Redevelopment Project at Irvington and Reyem Courts which I assume will take some time / years or months), there are also two townhouses complex. Hilltop West-attached home redevelopment project and Olivette Townhouse… Continue reading Recent Olivette Developments

Alipay wechat Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was travelling in China for 9, 10 days recently, and I can see those two payments method everywhere. From the small food stall to KFC, one of those two methods are widely accepted, and in many cases cash transactions are very rare. I noticed this trend about 1.5 years ago during my China trip… Continue reading Alipay wechat Pay

Going east: China iOS app dev companies and potential market

Reading Time: 3 minutes (Update 05-10-2014) I saw the IPO of China based Cheetah Mobile in the news, not too impressed or confident of their apps though, although I know they make money. Cheetah was a subsidiary of Kingsoft (and King still has a big stake after IPO). I also noticed the WSJ article about China app market. I… Continue reading Going east: China iOS app dev companies and potential market

Top Ten Mistakes Made by Financial Agents and How to Prevent Them

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following is a guest post created by Ashley B. Mulvey who writes for financial advisor career advice , her interest blog she uses to share her knowledge to assist people cope with the facets of economic advisory. Financial Advisers can have great careers and be real assets to their communities, but they can fall… Continue reading Top Ten Mistakes Made by Financial Agents and How to Prevent Them

Xerox: invented mouse and GUI, but jumping into BPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today Xerox announced a $6.4 billion deal to buy BPO (short for busines process outsourcing, basically IT service) company Affiliate Computer Services (NYSE:ACS), refer to this MarketWatch article for more details. Both companies are not new to me, because I know Xerox (Palo Alto Research Center, Wiki entry, PARC own web site) invented the computer… Continue reading Xerox: invented mouse and GUI, but jumping into BPO

Healthcare reform: some good things about US hospitals

Reading Time: 3 minutes Went to St. John’s Mercy hospital last week, accompanying my wife for the baby ultrasound thing. I am familar with St. John’s because I went there couple times before (once was I hurt myself during roller blade skating, and I had to get two stitches there). As I said in my previous healthcare reform post,… Continue reading Healthcare reform: some good things about US hospitals

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IS blockbuster busted?

Reading Time: 2 minutes VHS:blockbuster vs. DVD:Netflix This is the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) analogy I would use for movie rental companies Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI) and Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX). The popularity of VHS tape made the success of Blockbuster, as I read from Wiki, the first Blockbuster movie rental store was established in Dallas in 1985 (24 years ago). By similar… Continue reading IS blockbuster busted?