Good Riddance 2009

By mwilson | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. [...]

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By mwilson | Oct 10, 2009

photo credit: Jack at Wikipedia President Obama had an interesting wake up call this Friday. Just imagine the look of groggy confusion that must have been on his face when Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke him up just before 6am to tell him he had won the Nobel Prize. The White House had no advance [...]

Atlantis Still Lost

By mwilson | Mar 11, 2009

photo credit: Webb Zahn In case anyone was wondering, Google didn’t actually find the lost city of Atlantis. The lines found off the coast of Africa were not submerged city blocks (which would have been 8 miles long!), but in fact “ship tracks” caused by sonar surveys. The oceans are the last “real” frontier – [...]

Citigroup Splits

By mwilson | Jan 19, 2009

Despite their expensive newspaper ads insisting all is well, it turns out that Citigroup is in fact – wait for it – having problems! Now that the government is their biggest stakeholder with $45 billion in bailout funds, the company has basically abandoned its “lets become as big as we can” and has started selling [...]

The Growing Internationalism of Professional Sports

By dwilson | Nov 20, 2008

The NFL recently played in Wembley Stadium, the home of the English national football (soccer) team. The NHL has played games in England, Czech Republic, Sweden, and has talked about putting franchises in Europe. English Premiership teams tour abroad annually as part of their pre-season training, and the growth of Major League Soccer in North [...]

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