Burnout! Houston We Have a Problem

Burnout! Houston We Have a Problem

For most of us in an office environment, it is now over five months since we vacated our office and began working from home. While some companies are seeking to have employees return, many are pushing that back until sometime in 2021. Also, in some areas with children...
Where Exactly Are We Headed?

Where Exactly Are We Headed?

What is happening out there? Airbnb confidentially filed for its IPO last week. In the spring, the company laid off 2,000 employees and was negotiating over the terms of two fundraising deals totaling $2 billion in debt and equity. However, total consumer spending on...
Built to Last? Hopefully Not.

Built to Last? Hopefully Not.

The picture above is of the bridge over the Choluteca River. Honduras, known for its extreme weather, namely hurricanes, commissioned the bridge in 1996 to withstand any storms. A Japanese company competed the bridge in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch tore through the...
Algorithms Once More Run Amok

Algorithms Once More Run Amok

For those who have not been following the disaster in the UK with the GCSE A-level exam results, here is a summary: The History A-levels are the exams taken in the UK, which determine where students go to college. Most English students receive acceptances from...
SPACs Anyone?

SPACs Anyone?

Special purpose acquisition companies (or SPACs) are back! They are not new, but become trendy during overvalued financial markets are frothy, e.g., before the last crisis and now.  Over the last few years, SPACs have raised record amounts. Everyone including hedge...