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How Blackjack Helped Save My Mom

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a blog. For most of September, October and November, I was traveling. Then the last few months, I’ve been busy trying to figure out my next move in life. So busy is one excuse but the real reason is that there is a blog that I’ve wanted […]

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Party in the Middle East

Anyone who has been to a club with me in the last year knows that I have an unapologetic love of Miley Cyrus’ Party the USA. My friends think it’s a joke or perhaps a disorder but the fact is whether I’m in a club in Vegas, San Francisco, or New York, the DJ is […]

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In Sri Lanka – 7, 4, 5, 3, 4

Well, a week without blogging and in large part it’s because I haven’t been behind a computer long enough to get some thoughts down. As great as the iPad is, it is still a bit difficult to blog on. I arrived in Sri Lanka last evening and arrived at my hotel, The Galle Face Hotel, […]

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Asia by the Numbers: Part 2

160 years, 2 hours, 2 weeks Just landed in the Philippines and am relaxing in my hotel before dinner. Hong Kong was a blast. I spoke at a YPO event at the iconic Jockey Club. After the event I played a couple hours of Hold’em with some of the YPO’ers. The next day was my […]

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Asia: By the Numbers Part 1

Since I’m supposed to be a numbers guy, as I travel Asia speaking to YPO/WPO and EO chapters, I thought I’d start a blogging series called Asia: By the Numbers. Status: Currently I’m sitting in the Cathay Pacific Lounge, waiting for my delayed flight to Hong Kong. Last evening, I spoke to the Indonesia chapter […]

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Oden vs. Durant: Let’s Beat the Dead Horse

Recently there’s been a lot written about my point of view that the Portland Trail Blazers should have drafted Kevin Durant NOT Greg Oden in the 2007 NBA Draft. it all stems from my new book where I talk about one of my early encounters with former Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard. Headlines like, “Blazers consultant […]

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Maybe the BCS Isn’t So Bad

As I watched the amazing game last night between the Boise State Broncos and the Virginia Tech Hokies, I couldn’t help but laugh a little inside and relish the fact that our <a href=”http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4870657″>President hasn’t yet been able to “throw his weight around”</a> and we still have no playoff system in Division I football. While […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Unemployment

In my new book, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business, I have a chapter where I discuss how the media uses “statistics” to lie. This is obviously not a novel concept as we know from the following age old Mark Twain quote, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” However, […]

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Is Investing in the Market Gambling: Answering the Age Old Question

During my recent House Advantage book tour that brought me to places like MSNBC, Google and TechCrunch, one question kept surfacing: Is investing in the market like gambling at blackjack? The broader version of this question is a common one and for the most part has been answered with the explanation that if one invests […]

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