Sep 17, 2021
Few would argue our greatest political and economic threat is China. Their growth has been nothing short of stratospheric (if we’re to take their economic reports at their word). Yet for all their successes and opportunities, they really can’t help but shoot themselves in the foot.
Sep 3, 2021
So how does an aging financial Hall of Famer become relevant again? Unlike rock stars, rehab isn’t an option. Reality TV isn’t their thing either. But unlike musicians, struggling to create art, finance stars work in a world of binary choices. Read more in Dylan's Weekly Note.
Aug 27, 2021
When we talk about a company being disruptive, we’re talking about a company that’s figured out a better, cheaper and more efficient way of doing things. Those efficiencies and cost savings are passed to customers and forever change the competitive landscape. Read more in Dylan’s Weekly Note.
Aug 20, 2021
If Elon Musk had a tip on a horse and bet any portion of Tesla’s capital on that horse, shareholders might be upset. Even if the horse comes in, resulting in a boost to earnings, is that really how shareholders want the bottom line to grow? Read more in Dylan’s Weekly Note.
Aug 13, 2021
We live in a democratic republic. In theory, political representatives should represent the various voices from around the country. In practice however, politicians are often out of touch with their constituents. Their views on policy are frequently swayed by the large donors who fund their campaigns.
Aug 6, 2021
There is shared responsibility by both individuals and the trading firms they use to make sure a customer is as well positioned as possible to succeed. Making markets easily accessible is a part of the equation. But so too is making sure they understand what the buttons being pushed actually do. Read more in Dylan’s Weekly Note.
Jul 30, 2021
If I get together with a group of eight friends and six of us want pepperoni pizza, but three refuse to eat it, it’s not a big deal. If we want to take a guys trip and six of us want to go skiing but three want to go to a beach, we can compromise. But when only six of us agree something like Covid is a real threat and only six of us are willing to get vaccinated or wear masks, the three remaining have an outsized influence over the rest of us. When three of us use a filibuster to obstruct us from voting on what kind of pizza to get or where to go on vacation, their power is disproportionate to their representation.
Jul 16, 2021
Most venture capitalists will tell you having one out of every fifty investments make money is very good. 90% of new businesses fail within the first three years. That’s just the nature of the beast. The idea of, “if it worked for them, i can do it, too” has led more people to bankruptcy than billions. Read more from Dylan’s Weekly Blog.
Jun 18, 2021
There is nothing more seductive to a risk seeker than a stochastic environment. A stochastic environment uniquely offers a data set that by definition cannot be predicted. While we know there will be an outcome, there is no way of knowing that outcome in advance. Read more in Dylan’s Weekly Note.
Jun 10, 2021
The world of data and the myriad of ways that data can be parsed and parceled is virtually incomprehensible. It used to be, your internet history was what you needed to worry about. Those were the simple days. Now, have a conversation with someone about dog diapers and see what kind of ads you start getting. Read more in Dylan’s weekly notes.
May 28, 2021
A few weeks back, Dylan wrote about monopolies. he went into a discussion on the Truth or Skepticism podcast arguing monopolies not only exist, but need breaking up. He then had his lunch handed to him with multiple examples of how disruptors were the most effective and efficient monopoly busters… Read more in this week’s blog from Dylan Ratigan.
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