Month: January 2009

I'm not Dead, Just Busy

Had to share this though:

One of my Hobby Interests

Embedded video from CNN VideoThis CNN Piece covers the remarkable story of Porsche’s thriving business in this economic turmoil. I know it’s not at all Pittsburgh related, but I thought some of you that read my blog for some of the economic discussion might find it interesting.

Investing Pittsburgh: Ouch, was that the sky falling? Part II

I missed the whole, bottom falling out of the metals market prediction. Though I think a recovery will be in order before too long. In fact I’m inches from buying more US Steel. The good news is, I did foresee the falling of the market as a whole and we…

Now That's a Newspaper

Well there’s some interesting stuff going on in the Burgh: Patrick Dowd may run for mayor. I bet there are a bunch of people wishing they had more firmly backed Barack Obama right now. A little endorsement or even the right to say “I was for change nationally, and I’m…

Pittsburgh in the NYT

I’m certainly not the first to cover Pittsburgh’s big break in the Economy section of the NYT (in fact I might be the last). That’s ok though, because my reflection is going to be a little bit different. I thought the piece was great publicity for Pittsburgh, but only fluff…

Kraut so Sour it Stings

No hot dog or kielbasa nonsense, straight to the bullets… mmmmm: It appears Penn State might have a basketball team after all. Interesting, I’ll keep you posted as news develops. Kevin McClatchy’s ownership stake in the Pirates = 0%, it’s about time! Now we’ll need 10 years of “rebuilding” before…

Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs

THE most important thing for mobilizing the Pittsburgh base and improving our beloved Burgh, is a solid base of entrepreneurs. After a good idea, the first thing an entrepreneur needs is venture capital, that’s why I’m so happy that Pittsburgh has Meakem Becker. Furthermore, it’s why I’m happy to pass…

Steeler Nation: Future Burghers?

Jim Russell, a self-proclaimed (but easily backed-up) Pittsburgh Diaspora Evangelist, is a guy and a blogger that I haven’t talked enough about recently. Jim is a prolific blogger, and you may not find something interesting in every post he makes, but there are some REALLY good things in there. While…

Investing Pittsburgh: My 5 Favorite Stocks

A friend of mine asked me to put together a list of my five favorite stocks. I thought since I put in the work, that I’d go ahead and share it not just with him, but with my e-friends as well! In general I follow three rules (in order of…