Pro Commerce

Blog URL:http://phillips.blogs.com/
Blog Tags:commerce, business, history, productivity, marketing, finance, data, empiricism
Country:United States
State/Province:California
Location:San Francisco

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of the modern world. It has direction. It favors human diversity, open systems, markets, technology and honesty. Pro commerce is an optimistic daily view.



Latest Blog Posts



The brilliant Ruth Wisse wants me to apologize, so I do. I apologize for my whole family past and present; I apologize to all Americans who love America. Ruth points out in several articles that a large swath of Jewish immigrants, beginning around 18...

Data and facts

on Apr 30, 2022 in: Science

My life has been very different than most people’s. Starting as a student at the University of Chicago, I was introduced to the concept of reading original documents. It has shaped me, positively and for a more interesting way to live. Then while s...

Am I Due Any Credit?

on Apr 21, 2022

As a business advisor it is rare to get credit for good advice. It is even rarer to get credit for advice that has a major impact. Most people forget they got advice and assume they would have done the right thing of their own accord. Which may be tr...

That is the title of the first chapter of a prominent book in 1964 by Marshall McLuhan. The meaning, outside the book, has been widely discussed. To me it means that the social uses and forms of communication of many media is different from anything...

Stupid and Lucky

on Apr 5, 2022

I know the history of San Francisco because I started the first unlicensed bus tours of the City in 1972 (Third World Tours). I had to develop the spiel for the tours and train the bus drivers. So I know that San Francisco has a long history of extre...

Stewart has been a friend for 50 years. We last saw each other in the early 90s when we had a 20th anniversary of the Point Foundation founding. At my home. Our reunion was not joyful. The whole former board of five men had gone in different ways and...

I am the first prominent Jew to give public money advice. My book is The Seven Laws of Money. What is the connection? (The original edition is the only unabridged version) After eight years of community organizing including creating a graduate studen...