Category «Business»

Dell made me buy an HP

Several weeks ago, I tried to buy a Dell laptop for my daughter who’s heading out to college this fall. I was on the Dell web site. I had a system selected, a Dell Latitude D830, all customized and ready for purchase. But the one thing I wanted that their web site was not allowing …

not surprised about GM plant closings

General Motors announced two days ago that they’re closing four truck and SUV plants in North America, affecting 10,000 workers. Included in the closings is the plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. What surprises me is all the politicians who are stunned by this announcement. Come on folks, wake up. Think about it. Have you been paying …

don’t need government to solve this one

Last year, Governor Jim Doyle (D – Wisconsin) launched a statewide anti-smoking initiative. It’s in the news this week because a state Assembly committee voted Tuesday 6-3 to send a proposed statewide smoking ban to the full Assembly. Groups like the Tavern League of Wisconsin are against the ban. And there are of course groups …

Mark Cuban, a great American

We’ve all read about Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban. I just watched the program Q&A on C-SPAN where Cuban was tonight’s guest. What a great conversation! In case you’re not familiar with Cuban’s history, you can read his bio on the Mavericks web site. Suffice it to say that what this man touches turns to …