Who says banks aren’t lending?

Here’s a picture of the three envelopes I received in the mail from PNC yesterday: If you can’t tell from the small picture, one envelope says I qualify for an introductory APR of 0.99%, another says 1.99%, and a third was blank on the cover, but opening it revealed a surprise – only 4.99%! Last […]

Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit on Charlie Rose last night

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday I posted about how the current financial crisis was an opportunity to learn about how the global financial markets function. Another great resource for digging deeper is Charlie Rose‘s show on PBS. Last night he had Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit on for the hour.  As one would expect from a CEO […]

Indian Navy responds to piracy in the Gulf of Aden

[Off Topic Post] Image of the INS Tabar, which sank a Somali Pirate ship (via Wikipedia ) Back in June, I wrote a post on how the Indian Navy was finally being recognized, both inside and outside India, as a needed force for stability on the dangerous trade routes that connect Asia to the rest […]

Mark Cuban’s message to the President-Elect

Image via Wikipedia Mark Cuban‘s blog is always a good read.  He doesn’t hold back on opinions, and often times he nails it.  As I was working through my RSS feeds, I came across Cuban’s latest post.  His point is spot on.  The “who’s who” that the President-Elect has brought together to build an economic […]

Quick thought: Uncertainty dominates enterprise software market

Image via Wikipedia So I figure I’d write a quick post this morning while I wait to catch my connecting flight home. This is also my first post via the iPhone WordPress application, so it’s somewhat of a test from this device. ===================== This week I was at the SSPA trade show in Las Vegas, […]