Why I (still) Think “Spotlight” Should Win Best Picture

Some people have asked if I am surprised that “Spotlight” was snubbed at the Golden Globes, and my answer is a resounding NO. The Golden Globes is hardly a panel of serious journalists that are attempting diligently to define excellence in film.  And as “foreigners”, they tend to better comprehend films with global themes. “TheContinue reading “Why I (still) Think “Spotlight” Should Win Best Picture”

Bonds v. Loans in this Economy: How to Borrow Right

By: Landon H. Johnson When your company needs to borrow some extra funds to stay afloat, you are left to decide whether to issue bonds or to take out a loan. First, you need to know the difference between these two financial instruments and the markets in which they operate. A bond is a debtContinue reading “Bonds v. Loans in this Economy: How to Borrow Right”

Outside the Southern Comfort Zone: Hong Kong

By: Landon H. Johnson Mark Twain once wrote that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Well, this past yearContinue reading “Outside the Southern Comfort Zone: Hong Kong”

The Future of the Global Economy and How Americans Can Prepare For It

Initially, after reading several articles on the downward spiral of America’s economy, (i.e. the debt ceiling issues, unemployment, decreasing capital) and watching countless YouTube speeches on how “America is not the greatest country in the world anymore,” (that of course, being a direct quote spoken by actor, Jeff Daniels, on HBO’s, “The Newsroom”) I wantedContinue reading “The Future of the Global Economy and How Americans Can Prepare For It”