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We’re talking about the fall-out from fake news on Informed Not Inflamed radio. Listen here. Brian Williams is suspended for 6 months from NBC News and my old buddy Michael Horowicz has an insider’s take. He thinks Williams and NBC deserve blame. Clearly the age of Walter Cronkite is gone. See if you agree. Michael […]


America’s Favorite Pastime: Victimhood?

by John February 10, 2015

This is the script/notes from my radio commentary on victimhood. You can listen here. This concept has been rolling around in my head for a few weeks. It seems that the media concentrates too much on the sporting event of politics (that’s where the money is) and not on the solutions. But I also think […]

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What I’m Reading: America In Retreat

by John February 5, 2015

  America In Retreat is written by Bret Stephens. It’s a great companion to The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan. Both foresee world chaos but Stephens lays more blame on American isolationists in both parties, while Zeihan has a more optimistic view of the US bathed in shale oil. I am contemplating a radio show […]

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What I’m Reading: Accidental Superpower

by John January 23, 2015

This could be my book of the year. The Accidental Superpower is so full of insight and research I will probably quote it for weeks and months – maybe years. Who should read The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan: Everyone American – especially Millennials, […]

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What I’m Reading Zero To One by Peter Thiel

by John January 22, 2015

This is worth a read for many of you. Who should read Zero To One: Anyone embarking on new business start up Anyone looking for a job with a start up Independent sales reps looking for an edge in the new economy Anyone wanting to learn the new economy Peter Thiel is the founder of […]

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Myrtle Beach Golf Going Chinese

by John January 21, 2015

The Carolinas’ Red Neck Riviera is being invaded by Chinese investors. At least 12 Myrtle Beach area golf courses now have Chinese owners. This appears to be good news for the region’s economy. Plus, to golfers the changes might seem like a subtle break on a new green; they might not even notice at first. […]

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What You Should and Probably Won’t Hear in SOTU

by John January 20, 2015

I will be live blogging the SOTU tonight. Join me here. Snark and facts are required. Some thoughts ahead of time: we have a good idea what President Obama will deliver tonight. Primarily, he is calling for higher taxes on the rich. Most polls say the majority of Americans agree with him. The minority, however, […]

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Chinese Investors Pouring Into Myrtle Beach Golf

by John January 19, 2015

China in Myrtle Beach golf courses Who would’ve thought supply and demand in current sea trade wars would affect your golf swing. But it might in the Myrtle Beach South Carolina area. The Syria covers south of Myrtle Beach all the way up to the Wilmington North Carolina area. And what is happening there is […]

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What I Am Reading: Outwitting The Devil

by John January 17, 2015

Outwitting The Devil is written by Napoleon Hill. Who should read this book: budding entrepreneurs or independent reps people who feel like failures in the business world people hungry for self-help advice If you are someone who read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, this is a great follow up. This book has just been […]

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Mocking Religion, Backing Je Suis Charlie, Silence Better?

by John January 12, 2015

A friend at a holiday party got me thinking about what I am doing here. This was two weeks before the Paris terror attacks but during the Sony hacking story. The friend asked, “Did they (Sony) have to use Kim as the actual character?” His point: why not use a fictional version of the North […]

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