It’s All About This

The Olympic spirit is building this weekend with the onset of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The opening ceremonies were spectacular and even the Queen was a full-bodied participant jumping out of a helicopter to make a grand entrance along with secret agent James Bond by her side. But a strange thing happened the day before the hard work and diligent efforts came to a culmination on Friday night. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate came to town and pronounced that there were “disconcerting” elements that had creeped into the Olympic proceedings, suggesting that London was not quite ready for prime time. Governor Romney probably had the credentials to make that statement given his work as CEO at Read More

The Times of Your Life

I grew up in a business family. When I was a small child, my mom and dad owned a family paint business and I would go there after school and help customers by making sure they had paint stirrers and the proper brushes to do their work. When my father decided to shift careers and become a stockbroker, I began to learn the intricacies of stock market charts and understand commodity prices (he told me to stay away from those). I use to sit by my father’s side, as he would go through the Sunday New York Times business section pointing out new highs and lows on the tables that listed hundreds of different stocks.  He showed me how to Read More