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Your executive job is going to be automated. Start reading books.

From The Economist, Schumpeter column, September 5, 2014: Senior managers will have to rethink their roles dramatically if they are not to become latter-day Luddites.

Your executive job is going to be automated. Start reading books.

From The Economist, Schumpeter column, September 5, 2014: Senior managers will have to rethink their roles dramatically if they are not to become latter-day Luddites.

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:01 am
My Gift to Omaha’s Sewer

My Sacrifice to the City’s Sewer Problems

Our lawn sprinklers are getting a free ride.

Omaha has undertaken a massive sewer separation project mandated by the federal government. It will cost more than $1 billion. The means of paying for this project is fundamentally flawed: The new sewer system is paid for by increasing sewer rates by more than 50%.

Lawn Sprinkler Broken

There is a huge problem with this formula: When you increase the price of something,…

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:40 pm
Today’s Charles Munger Wisdom

“People chronically misappraise the limits of their own knowledge; that’s one of the most basic parts of human nature. Knowing the edge of your circle of competence is one of the most difficult things for a human being to do. Knowing what you don’t know is much more useful in life and business than being brilliant”

charlie-munger“It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand…

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Friday, June 6, 2014 11:53 pm
OWH: Aksarben Village has another $82 million in development planned

20140606-235022-85822287.jpgBy Cindy Gonzalez / World-Herald staff writer

An additional $82 million in new construction projects headed to Aksarben Village — more office, retail, apartment and parking structures — will close up a couple of the biggest gaps left at the 70-acre midtown Omaha campus.

Not all of the tenants have been secured for those proposed properties, but developers say the village’s history suggests that…

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How does everyone feel about a new Pinhook building at Aksarben Village?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Contrarian Positions Worth ConsideringWhen mainstream beliefs take the form of axioms, it is time to ask questions as to whether…View Post

Contrarian Positions Worth Considering

When mainstream beliefs take the form of axioms, it is time to ask questions as to whether…

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Monday, December 2, 2013 3:06 pm
Sunday, December 1, 2013 1:57 pm
If you think our nation is on the wrong track, Dr. Michael Burry’s UCLA commencement speech will not cheer you up.
Banks and CRTs: Dolly Longestaffe arrives at the club for a round of smoke and mirrors.Once upon a time, a pink-cheeked banker with a newly minted expense account credit card was…View Post

Banks and CRTs: Dolly Longestaffe arrives at the club for a round of smoke and mirrors.

Once upon a time, a pink-cheeked banker with a newly minted expense account credit card was…

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Friday, October 4, 2013 9:29 am
Lyrics Parade - Arabella, Arctic MonkeysSuch a good album… “Barbarella silver swimsuit…” top notch Arabella’s got some interstellar-gator…View Post

Lyrics Parade - Arabella, Arctic Monkeys

Such a good album… “Barbarella silver swimsuit…” top notch Arabella’s got some interstellar-gator…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:32 am
Mulally Projects US vehicle sales to recover to pre-recession levels. Announces retirement.It raises my eyebrows when the CEO of Ford projects smooth highways ahead for the automobile…View Post

Mulally Projects US vehicle sales to recover to pre-recession levels. Announces retirement.


It raises my eyebrows when the CEO of Ford projects smooth highways ahead for the automobile…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:21 am