Monthly Archives: June 2012

Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2012

Well, these last twelve months have certainly been a surprise and upsetting. Fortunately, by conducting these semi-annual portfolio exercises I can check back and know how the story changed. Trusting to imperfect memories can be delusional.  Unfortunately, replaying the disaster … Continue reading

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Tactical Scrambling

Do something and get past the jumble in the head. I’ve got a lot on my mind. So do friends and clients. The world is changing. That’s always true, but today’s changes are systemic, redefining paradigms, and are probably permanent. … Continue reading

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Serendipity Aboard Adventuress

Well, that didn’t go according to plan, and that happens every time serendipity is involved. It was fun. Let’s do it again! Thursday evening I was on a tall ship under full sail, the boat heeled over to the gunwales, … Continue reading

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Apple Pixar Dendreon

I’m getting ready for more than enough things. Cleaning up and out because my house is for sale. Compiling my notes for my semi-annual stock review. Consulting with friends about life and money. Wondering about how my life has gone, … Continue reading

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Money And Life On Whidbey

It’s happening. Economies are changing. People are changing. Change is happening. Even people with jobs and a bit of discretionary income are changing, or preparing to change. They know that assumptions about economies, currencies, and careers are very likely to … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners DNDN 2012

Today, Dendreon had its annual shareholders meeting (what I shorten to ASM out of habit, but the real title is Annual Meeting of Stockholders.) Despite images of corporate America, no trumpets blared, no champagne flowed, very little gold was on … Continue reading

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Help Find A Friend A Job – Jennifer Hooper

Welcome to a new category within my blog. It’s not just about me. Recently I’ve blogged about my situation, selling my home, the unlikely simultaneous (hopefully temporary) lack of sufficient success in my stock portfolio, my business revenues, and my … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2012

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. It’s June and time for the MicroVision Annual Stockholder’s Meeting (more correctly the annual meeting of shareholders.) It is the time for the owners of the company to hear from … Continue reading

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Would You Buy More

Want some advice? I don’t give it. The SEC, state regulations, and respect for professionals suggest that if people want financial advice they should go to certified financial planners and such. (Have you met Mike Brady?) I’m not even an … Continue reading

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Am I Financially Independent

I am a personal finance case study. Turn to the back of the new edition of Your Money or Your Life (page 292 of YMOYL I think) and you can find a short description of my life as an FI-er … Continue reading

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