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



Ann and the postcard

on Apr 3, 2020

Every year, I spend a few months in Japan. One year, in the mid 1970s, I was in Kyoto where one of my kids was going to an international school for an introduction to Japanese arts. I had been to the school a few years earlier and loved it. As usual,...

Miner's lettuce

on Apr 2, 2020

Another anecdote. This relates to the photo on the right. This is in my neighborhood. It is a spot where Miner's lettuce used to grow. I know because I have a very distinct memory associated with the lettuce I picked on this spot. The Miner's lettuce...

Emergency cache

on Apr 1, 2020

I have an interesting experience with an emergency cache I set aside in the late 1970s. I put about $10,000 in an envelope. It consisted of U.S. dollars, French francs, travelers checks from two different banks in U.S. dollars, and Japanese yen. With...

President Trump became an historically important person of monumental importance when he said in Poland that the most important act of any government is to reduce the amount of regulation. I explained, here, that commerce would thrive at many times t...

At noon today, on a Friday, I drove around the city to see what the shutdown means. I think that many of the other cars I saw were people doing what I was doing; looking around. The city was just like the same city on a Saturday morning in summer tim...

There are two sides to the issue of interaction with history. I am particularly aware of this as the father and originator of MasterCard which is the first credit card designed to be a global currency. Am I the father of the first global currency or...

Memories

on Feb 11, 2020

Thank you Senator Biden. You are an ass, but you reminded me of some of my history. Your dementia memory “You’re a lying dog faced pony soldier” was recorded at a rally. It is the opening sequence in an old fashioned swearing contest. It was pr...