Economic(s) Research Associates ~ Surf Experience

Economics Research Associates "is an international consulting firm working primarily in real estate, entertainment and leisure, and land use policy and planning."  They are a competent and renowned firm. For their website, they have a nice little transitional Flash opener on the website, which starts out with a guy standing on a surfboard with a […]

Gulfstream G650 ~ fast trip to paradise from pretty much anywhere

Gulfstream launched the G650 on March 13, 2008.  In your G6, you can travel 7,000 nautical miles at 0.85 Mach or 5,000 nautical miles at 0.90 Mach.  Yes, that’s just short of the speed of sound.  But the real story here is the fine publicity shot that they chose: Oh, yes, that’s a beautiful island.  Is […]

Warren E. Buffett sums it up ~ ‘You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out’

In his annual letter to shareholders last month Warren Buffett, Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway and the world’s richest man, summed up beautifully the state of the economy: "Today, our country is experiencing widespread pain because of that erroneous belief.  As house prices fall, a huge amount of financial folly is being exposed. […]

Recessions in paradise

Paradise might not care about blackout dates, but businesses there are not immune from heading for the red zone.  Hence this map: It’s from the USA Today article "How’s the economy in your hometown?" I’ve been staring at it a lot and have begun to ponder to what extent paradise marketing had an effect on […]

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