Porter’s Five Forces Model: Understanding the Competitive Nature of Your Industry

You have a great idea and you want to start your own business. You feel like you have developed a great product or service for consumers that will be considered in the market. You believe you can create a large profit margin with your product or service and get a huge return on investment (ROI). …

An analogy of a flock of birds with problems of innovation and intellectual property

Have you ever sat in amazement watching a local flock of birds as they quickly and abruptly change direction while a flock follows? Observing flocks of local birds, it is immediately apparent that they are significantly different from migratory birds, as migratory birds fly in a straight line. It’s hard to say why the birds …

Profit, Investing Fantasyland: ETFs and Mutual Funds with High Dividends

Several years ago, when asked at a meeting of the AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) in northeastern New Jersey, a comparison was made between the professionally managed portfolio “Market Cycle Investment Management” (MCIM) portfolio and any of several High Dividend Select stocks. . ETFs. My answer was: which is better for retirement, 8% of …

Reagan banned CFCs and founded Cap-and-Trade

Many Republicans celebrated Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday because he is considered a unifying figure who skillfully combined principles, pragmatism, and service to the nation. He was a thoughtful conservative-traditionalist who remembered our responsibilities to govern future generations. He has preserved many wild areas so as not to damage their economic development. The way he solved …

Coinbase says "No solution" Made for Ripple

“No decisions” on new assets, Coinbase says amid rumors of Ripple Coinbase is abandoning stories that it may soon add the XRP Ripple token to its current trading pairs. The speculation came after it emerged that Coinbase chief operating officer and president Asif Hirji could appear alongside Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse in a special episode …

Cryptocurrency: The Fintech Disruptor

Blockchains, sidechains, mining – terminology in the secret world of cryptocurrency accumulates in minutes. While it sounds unwise to impose new financial conditions in the already complex world of finance, cryptocurrencies offer a much-needed solution to one of the biggest troubles in today’s money market – transaction security in the digital world. Cryptocurrency is a …

Synthetic or human hair? Everything you need to know before buying a wig

It is said that the ancient Egyptians invented the wig before the 1600s. It doesn’t really matter who made them first; I am just happy that the wig was made! Every woman / man who knows the heartache of a bad hair day appreciates the value of a good wig. Indeed, in the 21st century …