August 2011

Passion-Based Products

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00August 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A great article in Britain’s CAR magazine about Jonathon Ward and his company, Icon, which hand makes custom 4X4s based on early and elemental Toyota Landcruisers and Jeep CJs. These aren’t kit cars, they are [...]

The Black Swan

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00August 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|

This column by Peter Daniel Haworth caught my eye and reminded me of the Theory of the Black Swan, the rara avis (that means rare bird) of events, the unthinkable thing that can never happen. [...]

A View From Europe

By |2017-10-04T15:46:37-08:00August 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

I NEVER, NEVER discuss politics in a business setting, much less blog about them. Instead, I discuss wine, noting that there are vineyards in the South of France (Chateau Ausone, for one) that have been [...]