Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pied Pipers and IDE

On a recent trip to Ethiopia, one of my colleagues collected a couple of photos of himself with a larger group of the local kids.  I was ragging him a little about that saying that IDE doesn’t need any more … Continue reading

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UnBalanced Investing

It’s already few years back, but those finance lessons from my MBA are still stuck in my head.  (1)  The right way to value a business is to calculate the net present value of future cash flows.  (2) The safest … Continue reading

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Intentional Consumption

So we’re back in that period of the year when we begin to hear angst around the pressure to consume.  So here are my somewhat contrarian guidelines first written a couple of years ago.  This is an argument for consumption … Continue reading

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