Rocket League

I rarely have the opportunity to play games, but last night I bought Rocket League to go with my Xbox One and played it with Fletcher for a couple of hours. It was really nice to talk to Fletch over the headset while we battled other people in this rocket soccer game. Super fun!

Negative & Positive Reviews of My Performance as CEO

One of the “perks” of being a CEO is that people review your performance… publicly. I think most people would feel embarrassed by public performance reviews even if they are positive. I am sure most people would feel quite frustrated if a negative performance review came to light, and probably be downright livid if false negative performance reviews existed out there.… read more “Negative & Positive Reviews of My Performance as CEO”

Superintelligence

I am reading a book right now titled “Superintelligence” that analyzes the prospects of artificial intelligence reaching human or higher levels in the near future.

We are getting very, very close to what is called the “intelligence explosion”. Computer hardware and software and biological- machine interfaces are improving at an exponential rate right now.  We now have robotic arms and hands that can be entirely controlled with the mind for disabled people, remote controlled (and sometimes autonomous) warfare, machine learning software, genetic / evolution based software, self driving transportation, and tens of millions of working industrial robots.… read more “Superintelligence”

Great Business Litigation / Defamation Attorney in Phoenix AZ

I recently dealt with a difficult libel legal issue in Phoenix, Arizona. I won’t get into it too much, but I hired an excellent business litigator named David Enevoldsen who did a superb job of handling my case.

David Enevoldsen is an attorney with a lot of experience and expertise in business litigation and defamation cases.  … read more “Great Business Litigation / Defamation Attorney in Phoenix AZ”

Shopify vs BigCommerce vs Magento

If you’re looking to build the ultimate online store, you need the ultimate shopping cart solution. Just one problem: They all claim to be the best. Shopify heralds itself as “the #1 eCommerce solution,” while Magento boasts of being “the most flexible enterprise-class eCommerce platform to power your business,” and BigCommerce strives to create “the world’s leading eCommerce platform.” It’s like walking through Brooklyn.… read more “Shopify vs BigCommerce vs Magento”

Housing Prices 2013: Los Angeles vs Seattle vs Dallas

I have been thinking about buying residential property in Los Angeles or Seattle or Dallas. I just went and looked six places today (all condos and one rambler) in Los Angeles.

Here are some of the differences:

  • Los Angeles
    • Median price: $685,000
    • Median price per square foot: $407
    • Median sale price vs list price: 100.4% (wow!)
    • Average # of offers: 4.6
    • Average down payment: 27.8%
  • Dallas
    • Median price: $250,000
    • Average # of offers: 1.3
    • Median price per square foot: $133
    • Average down payment 16.5%
    • Median Sale vs List price 96.9%
  • Seattle
    • Median price: $475,000
    • Median price per square foot: $338
    • Median sale versus list price: 100.6%
    • Average # of offers 4.3
    • Average down payment 20%