The national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria, Vienna is Austria’s most populous city, with about 2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of the country’s population. It’s the cultural, economic, and political centre and the 6th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. (wikipedia) 🇦🇹… Continue reading Vienna
I think I saw a ghost. The problem is that I don’t believe in ghosts. At least, I don’t think I do… So I’m going to tell the story and then let you decide in a vote: 👻 Do I Believe in Ghosts? As I was driving back home to Los Angeles, CA from visiting… Continue reading Do I Believe in Ghosts?
When a company is going to IPO they will often do a “roadshow” and make presentations on why they are a great investment to institutional investors. As a publicly traded person I am adopting a more personal version of a roadshow: a road trip. I want to meet as many shareholders as possible! Starting in… Continue reading Shareholder Roadshow
I hired an “expert in Economics and Finance” to write up an explanation of the work of the recent Nobel Prize for Economics but I only paid $17. The Recent Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics Nobel prizes are the most respected awards given to top achievers in intellectual discoveries or inventors in the… Continue reading Using Fiverr To Learn About Economics Teaches an Important Lesson: You Get What You Pay For
Boston was transformed from a relatively small and economically stagnant town in 1780 to a bustling seaport and cosmopolitan center with a large and highly mobile population by 1800. By the mid-19th century Boston was one of the largest manufacturing centers in the nation, noted for its garment production, leather goods, and machinery industries. Manufacturing… Continue reading Boston
12,500 years ago the Laurentide Ice Sheet, a continental glacier that covered northeastern North America, retreated from the area of present-day Toronto. Soon afterward small groups of Indigenous people moved into the area to hunt animals such as caribou. The French first set up trading posts in the area which they abandoned as the British conquered French North… Continue reading Toronto
The capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, and later of Brandenburg-Prussia, and the Kingdom of Prussia. Prussia grew rapidly in the 18th and 19th century, and formed the basis of the German Empire in 1871. After 1900 Berlin became a major world city, known for its leadership roles in science, the humanities, music,… Continue reading Berlin
“The object of your mission is to explore communication with the water of the Pacific,” Thomas Jefferson’s instructions to Meriwether Lewis This was a paid assignment written by Gregory Campanile. Part 1: I Do Not Like Camping Ever since I moved to Portland, I have experienced a near constant barrage of outdoorsy types trying to convince… Continue reading ⛺️ Notes On Camping