Incredible Model Railroad in Northern Germany

Image via Wikipedia As a kid I always looked forward to visits into New York City when my parents would take me to a see model railroad exhibitions during the holidays. I’ve continued to love model railroads and was just amazed when my dad forwarded me a link to the … Read More

Bending a Spoon – The Incredible Power of the Mind

During a family vacation a few weeks ago a good friend was telling me about some of the seminars he has attended. This friend is a successful real estate agent and often attends seminars by people like Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, etc. He was mentioning that he had … Read More

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. 

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