I have spent the entire weekend driving my beloved children to various and sundry events, and I’m ready to relax in preparation for an exciting trading week ahead. I’m getting bombarded with emails about nonsense and fights breaking out in comments. I have neither the mental nor emotional energy to play school marm right now, so I’m just going to shove in this music video from the 80s as a comment cleaner/resetter (plus, the drummer is righteously cool). Here’s the “real” Sunday evening post that BDI did, if you missed it.
Here’s a fun video I did fifty months ago (yes, Slope is so old, I can toss around times like that with ease). It is a salute to:
+ Slopers, both past and present;
+ My unrelenting narcissism;
+ A barely-concealed martyr complex
If nothing else, the music is good.
This is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time: it is the final scene from the original Star Wars (that is, Episode IV) in which Luke, Han, and Chewy walk into the throne room to the John Williams fanfare. The original scene is quite stirring but, as you’ll soon discover, only because of the music.
I offer this up for three reasons: (a) it’s a lovely song; (b) it’s a clever video; (c) Diana Krall is a babe.
You may have seen a mention somewhere about the nearly 1,300-page PowerPoint presentation that entrepreneur Ryan Allis put together.
I’ve considered myself an entrepreneur ever since I was a teenager, although the only “real” business I started (and sold……..) was Prophet Financial, back in early 2005. Slope of Hope is sort of a business (revenue, profits, tax returns, and all that stuff) but, let’s face it – – Slope is just me – – so it’s not really a “business”, although it does keep bread on the table.
Anyway, I’m skimming this giant presentation, and although a good portion of it consists of obvious notions and values, there are a few gems here and there. I like this slide in particular: (more…)