My Niece, Lady Gaga, and the Talent Myth
Time for an Airline ReInvention
I watched the Super Bowl with my 26 year old niece, Bethany, who couldn’t believe I was actually interested in the halftime show.
Why “Feed the 9” Doesn’t Add Up
As a frequent flyer for over two decades, Damian Mason offers recommendations for those whose business is flying those who fly for business.
3 Things More Important to Your Business (and Life) than the Election
"Feed the 9" is a catchy phrase, but Damian Mason explains why Agriculture should drop the slogan.
Taking a Disruptive Pivot from Business Buzzwords
It’s been a month since the very interesting election of 2016. Since then, you’ve seen every media talking head tell you what this election means. Too many business people buy into the hype, convinced their enterprise will be greatly impacted by who occupies the Oval Office.
POST ELECTION THOUGHTS FOR AGRICULTURE #5 OF 5 | FLY OVER COUNTRY
Taking a Disruptive Pivot From Business Buzzwords – Business Buzzwords are Bullshit.
Post Election Thoughts for Agriculture #4 of 5 | TRADE
In my prior life, I was a political comedian. It was my job to pore over news and observe current events then comment comedically. Sadly, there’s nothing funny about the huge disconnect between urban elitists along with the DC establishment and those of us in rural America.
Post Election Thoughts for Agriculture - 3 of 5 (Immigrant Labor)
Trade, more so than immigration or calling Hillary “crooked,” impacted the vote. In fact, the Trans Pacific Partnership, thought to be a slam dunk in April, was dead in the trans Pacific water by October, regardless of who got elected.
It’s National Fast Food Day in America so raise a Whopper and celebrate!
In Agriculture we’re talking about low skill labor primarily from south of the border. The tech companies have their own immigrant needs — usually well educated techies from Asia — who can more easily qualify for work visas. But we in AG need milkers, produce pickers, and meat processors.
POST ELECTION THOUGHTS FOR AGRICULTURE - 2 OF 5 (INTEREST RATES)
It’s National Fast Food Day in America so raise a Whopper and celebrate! As an Agriculture and Business Guy, I see the impact of the $208 billion fast food industry on both categories is immeasurable.
The cost of borrowed money is poised to rise. The Fed’s been hinting at a rate increase at every meeting for several years. Trump says we need higher interest rates because low rates have created an artificial bubble— even though it might slow down some aspects of the economy. Another negative aspect of ultra low interest, it punishes savers and main street investors who are watching their nest egg grow by half a percent per year.