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  • Apple Watch: The Hidden Advantages [View article]
    This is exciting!

    Anyone here remember Knight Rider from 1982?

    David Hasselhoff (Michael Knight) regularly used his watch to talk to his car (KITT). Our cars aren't as advanced as KITT but soon we'll be using watches in all kinds of new ways.
    Dec 17, 2014. 06:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    I'm excited about the watch coming out. It will be interesting to see what kind of an impact it has in 2015.
    Dec 15, 2014. 05:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding How Amazon's Use Of Capital Leases Overstates Its Cash Flow Metrics [View article]
    Nice article! The timing of this is cool for me as I'm in the process of reading Creative Cash Flow Reporting by Charles Mulford.
    Dec 11, 2014. 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Worth $700 Billion? [View article]
    portatopia and fearless195 have it right. The summary from the author below is misleading:
    "Apple derives almost 90% of its revenue through sales of hardware (iPhone, iPad, iMac, etc.). "

    Whenever people buy these "hardware" devices they are buying an experience with iOS (software). Not recognizing the software component of each purchase is a big mistake.
    Nov 26, 2014. 11:03 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Has A Bigger Distribution System And Higher Margins Than Competitors [View article]
    Thanks, IVI Guy!
    Nov 9, 2014. 07:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What 'Bendgate' Means For Apple [View article]
    I liked Conan's tweet:
    My iPhone 6 Plus is two days old and it’s already bent. Has anyone else had this issue after leaving their phone on train tracks overnight?
    Sep 26, 2014. 01:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Get Some Coffee [View article]
    Cool article. I like the graphics.
    Aug 4, 2014. 07:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire Hathaway: The Last Bargain [View article]
    Thanks for another great article!
    Aug 1, 2014. 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    Cool, thanks for the book recommendation. I'll have to check it out.
    Aug 1, 2014. 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    Good question regarding the fuel. I don't know off the top of my head.
    Jul 28, 2014. 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM According To Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders [View article]
    Nice article, Ibex Investor!
    Jul 16, 2014. 08:45 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    The ROC question is interesting, I'm looking forward to reading your analysis.

    I just started reading The Box by Marc Levinson - it is really good so far and it was referenced quite a bit in Intermodal Railroading by Brian Solomon.
    Jul 16, 2014. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    Yeah, they have a lot of great info that can be referenced in future articles.
    Jul 15, 2014. 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    valimont,

    These areas are relevant but the article was getting long.

    #1 was discussed in a case study in one of the books I used for research:
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    Chicago remains a serious railroad bottleneck. While the [December 2006 BNSF Z-FRSCH1 being examined] arrived at Willow Springs 1 hour, 27 minutes ahead of schedule, it was delayed for more than four hours between Willow Springs and Corwith - a distance of 12.8 miles.
    [Intermodal Railroading by Brian Solomon page 181]
    ###

    Regarding #2 and #3, the West Coast gives shipping companies flexibility when ships are in short supply and they need to get back to Asia faster.

    Cheers,
    Eric
    Jul 11, 2014. 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BNSF And Union Pacific Have Intermodal Advantages [View article]
    Early Retiree,

    Thanks for the encouraging words, they mean a lot!
    Jul 11, 2014. 02:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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