Upcoming Postings

Below you will find a list of the upcoming postings — in some cases supplemented by a synopsis of the posting — hopefully capturing what I think the posting will be about.

If you think a posting topic sounds interesting and/or want me to hurry up publishing one of the postings, please contact me. Also, if you think that you have something interesting to say about a posting topic, please contact me using my electronic mail address at:

engineeredreal [at] gmail [dot] com

So, here is the list in all its glory (it was last updated October 11th, 2012 — Sorry, sometimes life just overtakes blogging):

  • Being right when you are proven wrong
  • Forget CEO — BOD is where it is at
  • Red Dawn — Orange sunset
    • Having recently seen a trailer for Red Dawn, a remake of red-scare movies from the eighties, we discuss how absurd the notion of invading the United States really is.
  • Nacht und Nebel — Per Jacobsen in a political prison camp
    • We explore how Per Jacobsen was rounded up and sent to a political prison camp where he died of causes unknown. We also explore a recurring theme, how bureaucracies issue exceptionally powerful memorandums.
  • Two Washington D.C. based actors acting in bad faith – A Shakespearian tragedy unfolding today
    • With a background in the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., We explore what happens when two not-so-not-for-profit starts clashing over the money-pile. We digress into lessons learned, this time referring to Claudio Vacerella, an Italian entrepreneur that we used to work for.
  • Wisdom
    • We explore the words of wisdom that we have picked from colleagues over the years.
  • Best Practices for Investor Relations
  • Billionaires with no cash
  • The Meaning of One Billion Dollars
  • Hmmm — My archenemy has the best job in the world
    • We explore Warren Brown, one of my two archenemies.
  • Write-offs — Private equity secrets revealed
    • We explore the built-in advance granted to private equity firms.
  • The Phoney War of 1812
  • A Meme is a Powerful Thing — Re-visiting Freud and Jung
  • Why JIT is Junk
  • Heck means hell, people — Ah, forget you!
    • We explore the idiocy of American puritanism.
  • The Al-Quadi and Taliban Leadership Memos
  • Famous Last Words
  • Lazy Balance Sheets
  • Grass-roots Originated Mobile Applications — a force for good
  • Leaving the Most Critical Decisions to Idiots
  • The Retail Investor is Alive and Kicking…
  • Project Management Software
  • Blogging, Newspapers, and Top-ten Lists
  • The Schlieffen Plan — Double envelopement, mass, and failed assumptions
  • Stearman — A hobby to fly for
  • Holding Company Discount Squared Twice – The story of Formula Systems
  • Enterprise Software Pricing — A how-to guide and how-to-not-guide
  • The Alleged Suspect and the Small Dwarf
  • Destruction of the Local Library
  • Why Beg for Donations? — Are you crazy?
  • The Economy of Trees — A race to the ground
  • Haunted? – What to do…
  • Voice Recognition — Not for the weak of heart
  • Stock Picking — Finding a hybrid between Buffett and the market
  • Micro-observations — The postman and the barista know
  • Militarized? — Us?
  • Extremistan… Courtesy of Black Swan
  • Share Buyback Now!! – Wait, not so fast
  • The Illusion of Company Ownership
  • Outsourcing is about IPR
  • Who is n15m16?
  • LinkedIn and Yahoo Finance are Doomed – Here is why
  • Social Media Companies are Evil
  • It’s Not What You Say
  • Click Software — A tale of fundamentals vs. expectations
  • Faster, faster…. Dumber, dumber?
  • Conserving Energy — Vampires in our midst