The East Wants In

By mwilson | Nov 11, 2009

photo credit: ccwen7 Trying to identify the exact point where you’ve peaked and begun to decline is easy in hindsight but impossible while you’re living it. There is a lot of talk about the end of the recession, but the actual recovery seems to differ from region to region. Kind of like peak oil, it [...]

The Fastest Way Out of Debt

By mwilson | Apr 9, 2009

photo credit: mangpages Suppose you find yourself in this all-too-common situation: multiple credit cards (perhaps maxed) and loans, recently unemployed or perhaps just barely employed. Every last dime you make goes toward paying the minimum balance on your bills and feeding your family – more often than not you run out of money before you [...]

Culture of Mediocrity

By mwilson | Jan 2, 2009

Let’s talk about mediocrity. We are a society of followers (ever hear the phrase ‘Monkey see, monkey do’?) We are trained to do what the leader does and to act like the cool kids. We want flash, style, appeal, and success. There are phases we go through – when we follow, when we adapt, and [...]

Automakers Get Bailout

By mwilson | Dec 19, 2008

This morning the White House announced $13.4 billion in loans to the Big Three automakers in Detroit, with an additional $4 billion handout waiting in the wings for February. In return the automakers will let the government inspect their books and promise not to fly their executives around in fancy jets. There is a satirical [...]

American Car Manufacturers Cry Foul… Again

By mwilson | Nov 21, 2008

Is there a year that goes by without North American car companies crying wolf? The newest excuse is the economic downturn is causing the companies to go belly-up. Give me a break, please! The automotive industry has been suffering for a long time and will continue to do so whether or not they are “bailed [...]

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