Hey Google… Which Way to K Street?

Which company do you think spent the most on lobbying during President Obama’s last couple of years in office? The answer is Boeing, which many of you probably could have guessed. …

Dividends Are More Important Than Buybacks

Yesterday we reviewed the 2006 – present data regarding the corporate reinvestment rates of S&P 500 companies: how much of their earnings get plowed back into the business versus paid …

Banking on the Blockchain

Bitcoin remains a controversial topic for many, but most people we talk to see real promise in the blockchain. That is shorthand for the computer-based public ledger of transactions that underpins …

A Bitcoin ETF? Not Yet…

As we sit writing this note late Sunday afternoon, bitcoin is trading around $6,800 – less than half its levels at the start of the year ($13,860). Current prices are also …

JOLTing Tech Employee Burnout

Feeling burnt out at work? It’s not just you. Tech sector employees are particularly susceptible to burn out. Stock options and a chance to create world-changing technology are only partial compensation …

Sustaining vs. Innovative Disruption

We’ve been talking a lot about the definition and nature of innovative disruption in these pages and in conversations with clients and prospects as well. More than “where’s the market going?” …

Bitcoin Update: Going Nowhere Fast

We would like nothing more than to recommend buying bitcoin. Having covered it for years, we know the story well. And it certainly fits the “Disruption” paradigm to a “T”. The …