Start the Week Right

We all work hard. We have goals to reach, mountains to climb, ambition to feed, laser focus, fire in the belly and unabashed determination, especially when the economy, the market, and prospects are heading downward. But a friend once said to me, “No one on their death bed ever said, ‘I wish I spent more ...

Happy and Healthy

For those of my brethren celebrating, I want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year, L’shanah tovah. Let us hope that with this New Year, or for others a new season of Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, comes 1) resolution of the US government’s action in response to the financial crisis, 2) ...

Off We Go

For just a moment, never mind 144(i), evergreen requirements, SPAC doldrums, Worm/Wulff yada yada yada. Sunday is the big day. We are taking my daughter to begin her freshman year at a prestigious university in the Northeast, less than four hours from our home. I think I am ready. I know she is ready though ...

What's Important

Heading back from our family’s annual summer trip, which was incredible bonding time as usual. My two kids, nephew and one of my daughter’s friends made it extra special. There is simply nothing more important in life than the joy of your loved ones. For some people it is a favorite sister or cousin. Some ...

Where are you from?

An earlier post talked about all the different countries blogees here are representing. I thought I would give you a flavor of what types of companies and enterprises are here. Google has some incredible analytic tools that keep track of what networks our visitors come from- and each month you come from nearly 1000 different ...

Transitions

My fabulous 18-year old daughter is graduating high school in just a few weeks. She leaves for college at the end of August. We will still revel in the hysterics our 6-year old son brings to every day, thank goodness, but we will miss her tremendously of course (actually my son may well miss her ...

Adios Mr. Weiss

Notorious class-action lawyer Melvyn Weiss was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison by a Federal District Court judge in Los Angeles. Over four decades he built the biggest powerhouse specializing in suing large corporations for alleged wrongdoing to shareholders. His crime: paying people to serve as “lead plaintiffs” at the ready so he could ...

Signs of the Times

I went to a dinner this past week for a well-known charity, an advocacy group. It was their annual “Wall Street dinner,” run by hedge fund managers and private equity types. Top notch speaker, good food, good company. I had attended the dinner last year. The one difference: last year the room, at famous Cipriani’s ...

Quality Time

Just got back from a fabulous cruise with my daughter, who’s heading to Brandeis University next year. Just the father-daughter thing which was great. Really missed my son (he’s 6 in a week), fabulous wife and wonder pup Toby, but had a really great time just relaxing, hitting the islands, nice dinners and yes a ...

Season of Renewal

Ah Spring. The time for flowers, new relationships, new beginnings. When enjoying a warm, sunny day can elevate one’s outlook and mood. For those of us who suffer cold and snowy winters (yes I know you folks in Canada have it rougher than us in New York), it is indeed a wonderful relief to hear ...