Author Archives: daviddhovey

Back in black

When you are an iconic company CEO who is equivalent to a rock star, you don’t just get voted CEO of the year; you get voted CEO of the decade. On Tuesday, MarketWatch.com announced it’s biggest no brainer decision of … Continue reading

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The ultimate convertible

So, you think your BMW convertible is cool?  You aint seen nothing yet. Introducing the Terrafugia Transition, the world’s first “roadable aircraft”. Designed and developed by a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates from the aeronautical engineering department and MIT … Continue reading

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Money doesn’t grow on trees

It came as no surprise when I read this morning that the US House of Representatives rejected another extension on jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.  Come December 1st, an estimated 2 million Americans will be cut off from receiving this … Continue reading

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The kick heard ’round the Big Easy

It appeared to be another loss for the dismal New Orleans Saints. With two seconds left on the clock, they were down 17-16 after the Detroit Lions had kicked an 18-yard field goal to take the lead. The date was Sunday, November … Continue reading

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Elvis has left the building

The phrase “Elvis has left the building” was first spoken over a PA system following an Elvis Presley concert in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 16, 1954.  This famous phrase continued to be used at the end of all Presley performances to assure concertgoers that the show had concluded and to encourage fans … Continue reading

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Walking off into the sunset

In my opinion, any gadget that makes it to its 31st birthday before dying should be declared a resounding success.  This is especially true if it launches a revolution in portable music.  In this particular case, the gadget I am referring … Continue reading

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Hum Baby!

After completing a marathon 162 game season, clinching the National League Western Division on the last game of the regular season, and surviving torturous playoff battles against both the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies,  The San Francisco Giants have earned another trip to the … Continue reading

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Flying high and in the black

I have always enjoyed Southwest Airline’s television ads.  The latest campaign entitled Good Cop Bag Cop features a Southwest ground crew driving baggage loading vehicles in pursuit of an airliner taxiing for takeoff.  The tail of the aircraft is digitally camouflaged to conceal … Continue reading

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Too many hamburgers

Recently, I read a great Thomas L. Friedman opinion column in the newspaper discussing how China views the United States.  Friedman began his column by describing a television skit he watched while attending the World Economic Forum in the Chinese city of Tianjin.  In the skit were four children … Continue reading

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A voice that could not be silenced

This past weekend, my wife and I took a personal retreat down the California coast to a little town called San Simeon.  While driving down Highway 1, we were listening to the inspiring music of vocalist Renee Bondi, a contemporary … Continue reading

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