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The SEC On Non-GAAP Metrics: A Collection of Writing at MarketWatch

By • Jul 31st, 2016

Stay tuned as the non-GAAP use comment letters to the companies who didn’t take the hint on their own or who took some prodding in written from to come around, start making it to EDGAR. Should make for some interesting fall reading.



Speaking Engagements/Conferences

By • Jul 31st, 2016

Next Up: September 20, 2016, On a panel at the National Association of Corporate Directors 2016 Global Board Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C..



Peter Thiel’s Pursuit Of Technological Progress; It’s Not About Democracy and It’s Definitely Not About Capitalism – Part 1

By • Jul 25th, 2016

Peter Thiel is no philosopher or a new era public intellectual. Thiel is, instead, the embodiment of a technocratic elitist and libertarian individualist with one goal: growth in wealth. This is part 1 of a paper about Thiel I wrote recently for a class in the Masters of Liberal Arts degree program at the University of Chicago.



Peter Thiel’s Pursuit Of Technological Progress; It’s Not About Democracy and It’s Definitely Not About Capitalism – Part 3

By • Jul 25th, 2016

As a journalist, a reporter, I sometimes have to read things I would not otherwise. My luxury as a freelance journalist has been to write what I want, for whom I wish, when I want, and charge what the market will bear. Nothing lasts forever.



Peter Thiel’s Pursuit Of Technological Progress; It’s Not About Democracy and It’s Definitely Not About Capitalism – Part 2

By • Jul 25th, 2016

One of Peter Thiel’s most interesting ideas is the Thiel Fellowship. It is also his most insidious. In Part 2 of my paper, I talk about borrowing from Timothy Leary, Thiel’s Fellowship initiative, Karl Marx, and the “iron cage” Thiel promotes for anyone not quite as bright as he.



Peter Thiel Is A Trump Supporter, Convention Speaker; But Why?

By • Jul 25th, 2016

Peter Thiel gave a closing night speech, and endorsement of Donald Trump, at the Republican convention last week.



@MarketWatch: Interactive Brokers Weathers Brexit Well

By • Jun 28th, 2016

When I saw, as I was monitoring Twitter late Thursday night, that “Go” would prevail over “Remain” I came into work on Friday morning with a different idea for a story about Interactive Broker than I had originally planned.



@MarketWatch: IEX Becomes an Exchange

By • Jun 26th, 2016

Word got out early that the SEC would approve IEX’s application to become a stock exchange on Friday the 17th. As usual, the leak traveled to the big media outlets earlier that week and then the rest of us waited for announcement from the SEC all day.



New research: Accounting students are not generally psychopaths but some slip through

By • Jun 17th, 2016

New academic research says accounting students are less likely to be psychopaths who will commit fraud but surprising admissions by some suggest a reason to be wary.



Appeals Court says SAIC must face CityTime fraud case

By • Apr 5th, 2016

An Appeals Court said there’s enough to proceed on allegations SAIC recklessly disregarded its obligation to disclose potential liability for the CityTime fraud in its March 2011 10K.