Category: Investing

What’s Going on at Apple Stores ?

I was shopping at my suburban Apple store recently and noticed something odd. There were at least 25 employees standing around waiting for customers. It struck me that employees outnumbered customers by a large margin. I’ve tracked this growing disparity in suburban Apple stores which made…

eSports – The Wildcard of Broadcast Entertainment

I recently had the pleasure of attending the first eSports Industry Brand Summit hosted by Sparks and Honey at the Paley Center. For those not familiar with eSports it is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world. If you…

Carl Icahn – ‘Danger Ahead’

When even Carl Icahn is going public with the severity of financial bubbles you know things are getting serious… I’m wondering if the billionaires are all trying to go on record before the bubbles burst to blame it all on…

‘In blow to water conservation, court rejects San Juan Capistrano’s tiered rates…’

The law of supply and demand crashes directly into bureaucratic inertia… But the 4th District Court of Appeal  struck down San Juan Capistrano’s fee plan, saying it violated voter-approved Proposition 218, which prohibits government agencies from charging more for a service…

California Is “A Totally Artificial World Of Water Use” & Desalination Can’t Fix It

From ZeroHedge I’m thinking that rail transport from the eastern U.S. to California may be the fastest and cheapest way to get irrigation water to the southwest. Questions: 1. Where does one buy large quantities of fresh water east of…

Drought Report – California

In California, rights to water exceed the supply The Next Crime Wave in Farm Country: Stealing Water     I’ll be tracking the prices for water trucks (non-potable) within 1000 miles of San Joaquin valley to see if prices start…

Investment Idea: Trucking Fresh Water around California

CNBC has a great story this morning about entrepreneurs already ramping up businesses for shipping fresh water around California: “Shaw runs a business that helps farmers and residents find groundwater, and he currently has a waiting list of “28 days out”…