Posts filed under “Travel”
Last month, I wrote about global warming in the context of investment opportunities. As part of that discussion, I mentioned McKenzie Funk’s new book, “Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming.” I thought framing the financial opportunities of this might bypass the usual agnotology and political foolishness. To quote:
“This debate is no longer about whether global warming is real (it is) or whether humans are the most likely cause (you are), but rather, some very interesting and different questions that might be more professionally relevant to finance: How is this going to affect business? What are the investing consequences? Who will be the financial winners and losers of climate change?”
The organized response from climate trolls — more than 2,000 comments in a 24-hour period is the result of a specific, directed effort, and not remotely organic — made me even more curious about the book. So “Windfall” went with me on vacation. (continues here)
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has teamed up with the Zero G corporation to give anyone who has already purchased a $250,000 ticket a chance to get acclimated to the experience of zero gravity. Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson traveled down to Cape Canaveral to try it out and break down the business of weightlessness.
Source: Bloomberg Feb. 10 2014
October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth. Felix set three…Read More
Exactly one year ago today, I thought it might be fun to speak at a CFA conference in Winnipeg. In January. In the least hospitable major city in North America that is not in Alaska. Read this: 27 Below 0°F; 45 Below 0°F Wind Chill See also: A bull-and-bear naturalist (Winnipeg Free Press) An investor’s…Read More
From Vizynary: Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving their families to other parts of the country, in search of better livelihoods. That same spirit of mobility, a willingness to uproot oneself,…Read More
Pre-order at http://www.superpedestrian.com This is the first commercial version of the Copenhagen Wheel. Now available for sale.
Own a limited edition, hand-crafted Copenhagen Wheel, invented and built in Cambridge, MA.
The Copenhagen wheel Technical specifications:
MOTOR US: 350W / EU: 250W
WEELE SIZE 26″ or 700c rim
BATTERY Removable 48Volt Lithium
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0
BATTERY LIFE 1000 cycles
SMARTPHONE OS iOS, Android
CHARGE TIME 4 hours
COMPATIBILITY Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free Hub (email us your bike specs if you have doubts: email@example.com )
TOP SPEED US: 20 mph
EU: 25 km/h
BRAKE TYPE Rim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)
RANGE Up to 50 km / 31 mi
WEIGHT 5.9 kg / 13 lbs
DROPOUT 135 mm
Many of you ask about the Copenhagen wheel’s relation to the TV show Weeds. the answer is yes, Weeds used it in their show during a whole season, they were granted the permission to use it by its inventors at the MIT SENSEable City Lab.
I spent the early part of this week presenting at several conferences in Belgium, in and around Brussels. I was the not-so-randomly selected person to give the American take on the state of the global economy and capital markets. Or, at least, an American take. I never want to misrepresent my own biased and conflicted…Read More
A quick note before I head to the airport to fly home from Belgium (which will hopefully settle down markets). I write this from the Brussels Sheraton, just before I jump int he shower, head to the airport to fly back to JFK. I’ll write up some thoughts about Europe and what is going on…Read More
There will be blood. And fights, and cell phones deservedly jammed up peoples nether regions. It is the busiest travel day of the year today. I for one am giving thanks that we are staying local with the sibs instead of flying to Chicago as we typically do. As problematic as the weather is this…Read More