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Preparing for the disruption of the 4th industrial revolution

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Dieselgate, Two Years on, Volkswagen Still in Trouble

On September 18, 2015 the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found and reported that the Volkswagen Auto Group was in violation of the Clean Air Act that went into effect in 1963. The world’s largest automotive manufacturer includes the brands of Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, and six more brands. Over the course of…

Economies of Scale(s)

Oh, hello there! Welcome to Timos’s Silver Scale Shop! We are a specialty boutique that crafts silver balance scales for judges, and…umm…people who like to balance things the good old-fashioned way! While being a boutique manufacturer has been great, it’s not nearly as lucrative as it sounds (and it doesn’t sound all that lucrative). That’s…

A Woman’s Glass Ceiling is an Economy’s Glass Ceiling

Women’s education is now recognized as a cornerstone of economic development. It’s recognized by economists and scholars alike as being the key nutrients to seeing an economy fully develop and blossom. Educating a woman and leveraging her talents, is the consistent determinant of progress for practically every development outcome: from mortality declines to economic growth,…

The Decline of the 140 Character Bully Pulpit

Since President Theodore Roosevelt first coined the expression in 1904, the bully pulpit has been a staple concept in the American presidency. In brief, the term originates from an antiquated use of the word “bully” which is an exclamation of something that is awesome or excellent, and pulpit describing a speaker’s podium. Roosevelt used the…

Technical Analysis: Aroon Indicator

There are few scarier times in life than the moment you break away from societal norms to become your own person.  Whether it is voicing your opinion to a group full of people who strongly disagree or it’s pursuing an idea that nobody else believes in.  Doing these types of things are, in my humble opinion,…

How 17 Million Cars Make it to the Consumer Every Year

Since the “Great Recession” in 2008 when the US congress voted to bail out the automotive industry,  $79.7 billion in total, the U.S. automotive industry has experienced a resounding comeback. In 2015 the big three (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) broke their all-time record for sales, Selling a total of 17.5 million units which surpassed…

​Technical Analysis: Bollinger Bands

There are twin brothers in the equity investment world.  One is the well-respected brother that has always succeeded when he puts his mind to things, and of course, his name is Chad.  He got into an Ivy League school because of a perfect GPA in high school. He wants to become a neurosurgeon and cure…