Tim Cook of Apple – Gay Rights Have Come a Long Way

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has never discussed his sexual orientation until now stating that he is proudly gay. Its saddening and bewildered that homophobia and anti-gay sentiments still exist in our world but its encouraging by how far we have come. About 30 years ago, gay jokes were perfectly acceptable in the workplace and Continue Reading →

Islam and the Middle East : Truth and Misconceptions

I hear often “Bruce, I agree with you on almost everything except when you talk about the Middle East and Muslims”. The funny thing is that the Mid East and Muslim world is a topic I know about professionally and it’s one thing I know a decent amount about. From this experience I’m telling you Continue Reading →

Bitcoin and Global Innovation

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If you want to know why the US leads the world in tech, science, development and ideas look at #Bitcoin — a new superior tech model comes along and instantly thousands of people leave their jobs for startups, venture capitalists put down hundreds of millions on new ideas, old guard companies shift direction immediately, meetups Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Advice for Your Business or Idea

Hi. If you donate $10 to Sean’s Outpost, I’ll give you 15 minutes of time to give advice/ help with your Bitcoin related business or idea. http://seansoutpost.com/donate-2/ The basics: – donate directly to Sean’s Outpost using the addresses on the official Sean’s Outpost site — don’t send money to me or any other party – Continue Reading →

Will Police Protect You?

I’ve posted enough on police lately — I post this story not so much as a criticism of police (although it seems a solid chance they could have done better) but to address the myth of “When you need them to help you then you won’t be complaining about cops dude” In reality they ARE Continue Reading →

How to Secure Bitcoin with Paper Wallets

1) take an old junk laptop 2) go to bitcoinpaperwallets.com and download the pages 3) take the computer offline and never go online again 4) print a mess of wallets – make two copies of every wallet 5) use the feature called BIP 38 — this allows a password – make sure you have the Continue Reading →

Crimes and State Revenue Generation

Low level crimes like jaywalking and loitering are used by government to get people into their system and generate revenue. Go to any courthouse in any town and you’ll see dozens perhaps hundreds of people there for very minor infractions. People who can afford to pay the fine are often not charged to begin with. Continue Reading →

What do the Super Wealthy Want from You

I have this unusual job that has caused me to end up meeting about 90 members of the top 150 on the Forbes list…. One thing that might surprise people who have never met the ultra wealthy is how much they love when others succeed. They really want you to make it, they want to Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Access and Global Poverty

Some say that poor people should not be involved in #Bitcoin because of the risks and volatility. It is true that Bitcoin is volatile and could go to zero and investors could lose every penny. People should not risk what they cannot afford to lose and poor people can’t afford any loss. It’s also true Continue Reading →

Accredited Investors

Want to invest in the same stuff rich people do? Well, if you are not rich already the answer is often “Too bad”. In the investment business we have a concept called “accredited investor” it means that certain investments can only be bought by people with a high net worth or high income. Often these Continue Reading →