Sat. Jan 16th, 2021

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The plan to temporarily place an observation wheel in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama has received the support of the city’s official park advisory group.



an aerial view of a city: A conceptual rendering of the proposed observation wheel shows the 148-foot attraction in Balboa Park's central Plaza de Panama. The for-charge ride promises unrivaled views of the city and is intended to reinvigorate the park. (Courtesy, City of San Diego)


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A conceptual rendering of the proposed observation wheel shows the 148-foot attraction in Balboa Park’s central Plaza de Panama. The for-charge ride promises unrivaled views of the city and is intended to reinvigorate the park. (Courtesy, City of San Diego)

Thursday evening, the Balboa Park Committee voted 7-1 in favor of the short-term attraction, or what’s being called the Balboa Park Star, with one member abstaining. That means proponents — David and Leslie Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group and operator Sky Views of America — will aim to erect the part-time installation in the spring, following completion of additional steps and easing of state restrictions.

The vote marks an important first step in getting the controversial park ride

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We think adding Tesla (TSLA) to the S&P 500 symbolizes the reckless investment environment of our day and brings huge downside risk to the index.

As detailed in Most Dangerous Stock of 2020, adding Tesla to the S&P 500 was a bad idea when the S&P decided against it in September, and it’s even worse now based on:

  • Steeply declining electric vehicle market share in Europe
  • Steeper competition in the U.S. and China
  • Continued inability to match incumbents’ scale and quality
  • Fading edge in battery technology and manufacturing
  • Valuation implies it will produce over 100% of all EVs by 2030

S&P 500 Got It Right the First Time

By leaving Tesla out of the S&P 500 in September, the committee seemed to indicate that the quality of a firm’s earnings was an important factor to consider. The committee appears to have softened its stance on this front.

As most investors

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As the Biden administration slowly coalesces, there have been many calls for its Justice Department to prosecute Donald Trump for any crimes he may have committed while in office. The hope, proponents of this view argue, is to establish that the president is subject to the rule of law and to deter future presidents from breaking the law.

The problem with this agenda is that there is little evidence that Mr. Trump did commit crimes as president. A conviction, given what we know now, is all but impossible. The calls to investigate him echo the president’s own calls to investigate Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden based on mere speculation — calls that most people, especially liberals, rightly condemned.

The most plausible charge is that Mr. Trump obstructed justice by interfering with, and possibly lying to, Robert Mueller and his investigators. Critics also argue that Mr. Trump may have

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Stealing another company’s ideas is nothing new in the cut-throat corporate world.

Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, once said: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” Facebook helped build out its global empire with a copycat strategy when it lacked its own imagination and invention, prompting The Wall Street Journal to write: Facebook employees’ new motto? “Don’t be too proud to copy.”

But innovative companies must stand up to this longstanding practice of “borrowing” their ideas; this should not be dismissed as simply the cost of doing business in the fast-paced world of technology. It may not be easy, but coming to the rescue to protect ideas is technology itself.

Companies need to understand the options available to protect them.

Copyright is certainly used but has a very narrow scope. Trademarks are valuable but also limited because they only protect the likes of a business name

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Adding Tesla
TSLA
to the S&P 500 symbolizes the reckless investment environment of our day and brings huge downside risk to the index.

As detailed in Most Dangerous Stock for Fiduciaries, adding Tesla to the S&P 500 was a bad idea when the S&P decided against it in September, and it is even worse now based on:

  • Steeply declining electric vehicle (EV) market share in Europe
  • Steeper competition in the U.S. and China
  • Continued inability to match incumbents’ scale and quality
  • Fading edge in battery technology and manufacturing
  • Valuation implies it will produce over 100% of all EVs by 2030.

S&P 500 Got It Right the First Time

By leaving Tesla out of the S&P 500 in September, the committee seemed to

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OPINION: You need to spend money to make money. It’s an age old saying but remains true for the vast majority of new businesses.

How you fund your new business will be a major question you need to answer before, or at least in the early days, of you starting your new venture.

The easiest option to fund a start up is to self fund or ‘bootstrap’ your business.

This simply means you put up the funds required to get going and then fund the business out of revenues you make.

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It’s the easiest route to market because you don’t need to involve others. Plus you maintain

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The term “ecosystem” flies on the radar within the blockchain and business development industries nowadays. There must be a great need for a productive, digital, and self-sustaining environment with all the essential ingredients for investing, business development, and career growth. Ideaology saw the need for such a platform and developed the Active IDEA platform.

A revolutionary platform backed by blockchain technology with an entirely unique ecosystem for online professionals to invest, develop their business ideas through crowdfunding, or finding a team from a pool of online professionals within one productive platform. How is this all possible? Through IDEA token.

The IDEA token is an ERC-20 token. It serves as a utility and payment token at the same time, allowing its users to be a part of the Active IDEA community. The IDEA token is what will make the whole ecosystem within the platform run smoothly.

With the IDEA token you

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Many Americans know how important it is to support local small businesses after the prolonged economic hardship of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past couple of weeks, I walked around my own community to find small stores where my family can do more of our holiday shopping this year. We made some great new discoveries, but I was sad to see that a number of stores had already gone out of business. That left some gaps when it came to finding certain gifts, so I began looking online for small businesses outside of our community that I can support. 

Then it occurred to me that I already know about a lot of them. For the past few years, I’ve been profiling one-person businesses in Forbes, particularly those that have gotten to one million dollars in revenue and beyond. Many of these founders have been tremendously generous is sharing their

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McKinsey had proposed that rebates be paid to pharmacy companies for every opioid overdose. John Moore/Getty Images


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McKinsey had proposed that rebates be paid to pharmacy companies for every opioid overdose. John Moore/Getty Images

Stat News and the New York Times recently reported that in 2017, the consulting super-firm McKinsey & Company advised Purdue Pharma to give pharmacy companies like CVS rebates for every customer’s opioid overdose in a twisted effort to boost sales for the highly addictive and deadly drugs. These stories are just the latest unflattering revelations about the secretive firm, which has seen a run of bad press in recent years while maintaining its stature in the management-consultant sphere. I spoke with New York contributing writer Andrew Rice, who has chronicled McKinsey’s many-tentacled influence, about what the company’s ethical lapses say about its culture — and about the world in which it operates.

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Ben: You wrote a story about McKinsey’s complicated role in managing Puerto Rico’s financial

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Can this British entrepreneur of Indian origin make a business out of an idea that Ryanair debunked?


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Can this British entrepreneur of Indian origin make a business out of an idea that Ryanair debunked?

Navdip Singh Judge wants to pull off something that Michael O’Leary, founder of Ryanair, the largest European budget airline, has never done. It is something that America’s Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest low-cost carrier, hasn’t done either.

Judge, or Nino as he is commonly known, wants to start a low-cost airline that will fly to long haul destinations. To be precise, Flypop will connect the Indian diaspora in the UK to their hometowns in India, starting with flights from Stansted airport in London, to Amritsar and Ahmedabad.

In November, in an interview with World Travel Market, O’Leary as much as debunked the whole idea. He remarked: “I don’t think long-haul, low-cost works.”

Consider this. Ryanair’s longest flight is the five-and-a-half flight from Warsaw in Poland, to Tenerife in Spain.

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