Social Tech Facetagram— Facebook’s updated S-1 filing shows that it paid $300 million in cash and 23 million shares of common stock for Instagram. That puts the anticipated Facebook stock price at $31 a share. Get your trading fingers ready. Agriculture The Farm Bill Boat— sank on Wednesday with southern rice and peanut interests blocking the Senate Ag Committees planned...
If we insist on having any meat at all the activists seem to want us to eat only...– Forbes
The @Work State of Mind
A recent infographic titled The @Work State of Mind details a common struggle with professionals in world dominated by mobile technology, the boundary between work and personal time. The data shows the increasing breakdown between the work time and personal time. According to the data, 98% of professionals check their email on their personal time! Who are the other 2%? Additionally, 98% of...
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The Ag Boom →
With an exploding world population, and rising income levels in developing nations, it’s hard not to be bullish on agriculture. Forbes has the story.
I like Pinterest. Here’s why it’s become the social media phoneme it is: 1) It’s Simple- Users interface with Pinterest boards in an easy and clean way. The simple layout strengthens the posted content and lends itself to endless hours of surfing. Navigating the site is effortless and is head and shoulders above Facebook other networks at delivering this visual content. 2)...
And the Award Goes To...
I watched the Oscars on Sunday for probably the first time ever. I’ve always seen snippets and soundbites, but somehow never really enjoyed “watching millionaires present each other with golden statues,” as Billy Crystal put it. Especially when those millionaires go out of their way to provide a propaganda victory to Mammer’s and his overlord Khomeini. The AP has the...
What's the Risk?
It’s no secret that both the agriculture and energy industries are facing some heavy regulatory challenges. Farm Bureau spends countless hours analyzing the many regulatory hurdles our agriculture and energy producers and consumers face. At a given point one has to ask, “Why all the regulation?” The short answer is that regulators are attempting to eliminate risk. They see only the problems with...
Skiing is Weird
The snow is fantastic, weather’s beautiful, and my feet warm. Then it hits me like it does every time I stand in a lift line. Skiing is weird. The snow skiing industry is valued between $1.9 and $2.1 billion in Colorado alone. The total number of skiers in the nation is somewhat hard to pin down. Industry organizations use several different metrics to determine active skiers vs. one- The sport...
Having been engaged in blogging and content creation in my company’s voice for several years, I thought I ought to start speaking in my own voice for a change. 2012 is as good a time as any to create my own little home on the web to post my thoughts and ideas, and share my opinions with you. My interests are about as varies and random as they can get so rather than lay them out here,...