The Most Expensive Spreadsheet Ever Written?

Way back in the mid-1980’s when I was an investment banking associate for Dillon Read it was my job to run the analysis for all of our bond transactions.  Many of these deals were several hundred million dollars each.  I was trusted to develop the spreadsheets which were the basis for computing all of the particulars on many of the deals. 

12 WordPress Plugins That You Must Have

I’m often asked for advice and help from both experienced and new WordPress users and the questions mostly involve themes and plugins.  In this post I’ll  give my top 12 plugin picks.  My favorite plugins are always changing as I learn of new ones and find that I cannot live … Read More

Bounce Rate – How Much Do Visitors Really Like Your Site?

Bounce Rate measures the percentage of time that a visitor comes to your site and doesn’t visit any further pages. In other words, they don’t like what they find on your site and do not even give you the courtesy of clicking one link.

Made it to the Winner’s Circle at Santa Anita

I took the family to Santa Anita this weekend with our good friends Marshal and Julie.  Marshal often invests in racehorses and showed us around the track.  The guys who he invests with had a horse running in the 10th race — Hard Bill —  and we visited the paddock, met … Read More

Dropbox – a Rare Software Utility that Just Works!

Dropbox is a backup and synchronization tool that combines a web-interface with a local client.  Sounds a bit geeky, but in a nutshell this is an almost perfect piece of software that everyone can benefit from.   I’ve been using Dropbox for a few months now and am extremely impressed.  It’s … Read More

How to Have Homes in Beverly Hills, New York City and San Francisco

Image via Wikipedia Why stop with these three cities?  What about Maui, Miami Beach, Pebble Beach?  You can live everywhere and anywhere all at once.  Sounds too good to be true?  Well, it’s not if you know a little secret. Take a look at  Notice anything odd? Look more … Read More

WordPress – What is All the Fuss About?

Image via Wikipedia WordPress is a free blogging platform used by millions of people.  According to this CNET article, 0.8% of all internet sites are powered by WordPress.  Wow.  That’s a lot of sites.  Have you jumped on the WordPress bandwagon yet?  Perhaps you’re not a blogger or if you … Read More