In our latest episode of the Birthing of Giants podcast, I’m checking back in with IT management company Knight Point Systems’ CEO, Bob Eisiminger. I last had him on the show about 6 months after he attended a Birthing of Giants Fellowship week. A year and a half into his mission to resolve wasteful recruiting practices, Bob has returned to give us an update. (more…)
Yesterday, Apple revised its sales outlook for the 4th quarter, claiming revenue will drop in at $84 billion, down from its previous estimate of $89-$93 billion. That caused a fright among investors, and Dow futures are down over 300 points as I write this blog (from Rome, Italy). Put into context, that would still represent sales growth of 37.7% from the 4th quarter 2017 – an outstanding achievement. (more…)
In this episode of the Birthing of Giants podcast I interview Digital Trends co-founder and CTO, Dan Gaul, a passionate entrepreneur with a story to tell that’ll take you from the mean streets of Tacoma to a $30 million company in the City of Roses and back again. (more…)
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Wall Street rallied on two key words, “Just below.” The jump happened right after Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell’s speech to the Economic Club of New York. Powell said, “Interest rates are still low by historical standards, and they remain just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy‑‑that is, neither speeding up nor slowing down growth.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 618 points, while the NASDAQ Composite Index (with lots of technology FANG* stocks) rallied almost 3%. (more…)
These days, Darragh Fitzpatrick seems to have his head in the clouds…. But he’s no daydreamer! As a partner and executive vice president at The Tabush Group, Darragh and his company have innovated a cutting edge approach to IT services that relies on cloud technology to provide a better, more responsive product for their clients.
Darragh and his partner, founder Morris Tabush, believe that cloud-based IT is a step forward for their industry. But maneuvering their company to be ready for the success that their new product – Boxtop – is bringing has presented some real challenges for Darragh to overcome. (more…)
What a busy week. We’ve seen a lot of economic news, most of which is negative for the economy, stocks and bonds. The trade report released on Thursday revealed that the U.S. is on track for a $600+ billion annual trade deficit in goods and services – a high we haven’t seen since President George W. Bush was in office. The arrest of Huawei’s deputy chairwoman and CFO Meng Wangzhou scuttled attempts at a trade truce between China and the U.S. That and more happened by Thursday. And then, on Friday, after the markets closed, we had a flurry of more bad news. (more…)