Yes, their teeth are sharp. Yes, they enjoy their meaty snacks. But the species of piranha discussed here are not the type to be obtained by dipping cow entrails into the water and then flinging a dozen fish to shore.
There are a lot of big problems in the world. And it could be argued that a lack of good TV shows for 6-11 year olds is not one of the more sweeping issues. But, in our little corner of that big problem-plagued world, the depictions of girlhood I am able to hand to my girls matter.
Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.
I would buy AMZN. I think Amazon is the most interesting company right now and represents the surest path to a $5T (15-20x from current levels) market cap within 50 years. The reason I think this has nothing to do with e-commerce, although e-commerce is their way of dogfooding the real reason: AWS.
In June 1977, before entering university, I had an unlikely epiphany. My economics teacher Mr B, an ex army major, showed a film on socio-economics which fired my imagination so much that, when I arrived at college a few months later, I changed my course from business studies to economic and social history.
As the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I'm left to ponder my own existence juxtaposed against his prophetic words on a late August day in 1963.
My crystal ball is cloudy, but I will take a bet on Netflix, and by implication Amazon, so long as they stay the course on delivering what we all want. Great shows to watch anywhere, anytime as we want to.
One of the questions we hear most often in Jocgeekville is "What happened to the 2015 Bermie Awards?" Truthfully, our panel of experts was too tired ...
Las Vegas emerges like a shimmering dream right out of the desert. Or perhaps it's more of a nightmare. It all depends upon your perspective and pre...
If you asked the people in your team to rate how meaningful they found their work, what do you think their answers would be? Perhaps, like many of the organizations I've been working with lately, it would be that they don't really feel what they do each day has much impact.
Acting aside, I love Jacqueline because she talks. A lot. Like, I had to edit out 15 pages of answers. Okay, not 15 pages, but you get my drift! She's so bubbly; it makes me smile!
Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?
People change the way we live, but so do things. We now talk about the "Internet of Things," where our home and work machines are all connected to the Internet.
From bus to ferry to van to boat, we journey from city to where the waters meet, and beyond to village to tributary and jungle. Ants of all sizes claim the earth on which we sweat and stink. The power's out; the water's off. We make do with candles and beer.
As I noted in last week's Benzinga interview, China is our number one concern for 2016 and it didn't take too long for that premise to play out.
Usually, TV changes slowly. Distribution contracts are long. Rapid change is rare. But in 2015 something unusual happened, and 2016 will be a much better year for TV viewers as a result.