The Story of Stewart the Shoemaker

The Story of Stewart the Shoemaker

by Jim DicksonGreg and I recently participated in a virtual business conference, and one session was an interview with marketing guru Dan Kennedy.  One of the things Kennedy discussed was “success evolution.”  Essentially, this refers to how certain decisions or...
Who Really Sells Gas to 7-Eleven?

Who Really Sells Gas to 7-Eleven?

A few years ago, I wrote about how I stopped buying gas from 7-Eleven based on a rumor I heard.  At the time, I was under the impression that the gas sold at 7-Eleven was owned by Venezuela.  This assumption led me to believe that purchasing their gas would be...
The Stock Market is a Ponzi Scheme

The Stock Market is a Ponzi Scheme

In 1999, Warren Buffett made a speech about how he thought the stock market was overvalued and due for a correction.  Of course, he was correct.  You’ve probably heard me say this a million times before: I don’t invest in the stock market or follow it anymore.  I...
Is it time to move out of your apartment?

Is it time to move out of your apartment?

by Jim DicksonReal estate consultant John Burns was recently interviewed by Gary Beasley, founder of Roofstock, a Bay Area-based financial technology startup.  In the interview, Burns shares his thoughts on real estate trends and how different markets and property...