Who Has It More Right The Tea Party Or Occupy?


Tea Party vs. OccupyEver wonder why the Tea Party and Occupy movements sound so much alike at times yet at other times they sound so very different? Well I certainly have and despite thousands of Tweets, Google+ Posts, and Facebook comments later I was still a bit confused. That was until I saw the graphic above on Facebook that brought the matter into the proper frame for discussion. A discussion that I hope to generate over several posts on this topic.

The long of the short of this is that it seems that both groups have a huge problem with the power that corporations have gained over our central government. The result is regulations that are favorable to the very entities they are purported to curb. This is nothing new and the solution to it has been debated for years. Each depending on what one considers to be the root of the problem. As the chart above clearly shows, the Tea Party believes it is that the central government is too powerful and Occupy believes that it is that the corporations have too much power.

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Can “Indie Capitalism” Restore Free Market Competition?


Keep It LocalI am sure anyone who reads the title to this post will most certainly wonder to themselves, “What is the world is ‘Indie Capitalism'”? I wondered the same today when I came upon the term in a post at Fast Company by Bruce Nussbaum.  Below is the beginning of Nussbaum’s explanation. This is followed by the first of his four reasons why he believes it is the future of capitalism and a few thoughts of my own below the fold:

You won’t learn about it in business school, hear about it from Wall Street, or see it in Palo Alto. But if you spend time in Bushwick, Brooklyn, or on Rivington Street in Manhattan, you just might detect the outlines of an emerging “indie” capitalism. This new form of capitalism is not just about conventional startups and technology and venture capitalists. If you add up all the trends under way today, I believe we are beginning to see the start of something original, and perhaps wonderful. It may prove to be the economic and social antidote to the failed financial capitalism and crony capitalism that no longer delivers economic value in terms of jobs, income, and taxes to the people of this country. Continue reading

How Social Media Is Changing The Face of Business


The story-line told across the tabs of the pages above ends with the ambition of this site to guide property investors to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  This is an ambitious goal that will require a lot of thought and discussion to accomplish. None of which will occur without a core understanding of the guiding principle of this site: That a change in the nature of business is going to cause a dramatic demographic shift. This series of posts starts with the former as means to understand the latter. Accordingly, here is an excerpt from a post by Brian Solis with my thoughts below the fold:

Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally a harbinger of obsolescence. Technology’s impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. As technology continues to become part of everyday life, it becomes disruptive in how people communicate, work, and connect. Continue reading