AWSI – Solar-Powered Plane Reignites Pioneering Spirit

Our buddy St. X was very excited when Tommie told him this news. Late Saturday evening (at 11:09 pm Eastern Time / 23:09 hours) the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aircraft, completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight, gliding to a smooth stop at New York’s John F. Kennedy… more »

AWSI: Battling for the Hearts and Minds of America…

On Wednesday, in the pre-July 4th holiday edition of The Wall Street Journal, Motorola (a Google Company) had a full-page ad on the back of the first section touting the forthcoming Moto X smartphone with an emphasis on “Designed by you. Assembled in the USA.” In that same “A” section,… more »

AWSI: Brits Ambush the 4th…

It’s been an interesting year for beer promotions. Dos Equis (The most interesting man in the world beer) a brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., began the year with a Game Changer initiative that ran through March (and the St. Patrick’s Day celebration). Then Guinness took on Cinco de… more »

AWSI: Great Idea — Stories for Every Journey…

We are getting caught up on our email newsletters and found this truly wonderful idea. Quantas, an Aussie airline, has developed a series of novels for their passengers called “Stories For Every Journey.” Each book varies in length and is meant to last only as long as the duration of… more »

Washing Machine Challenge Goes Viral: McIlroy vs. Jeff the Robot…

Tommie caught a glimpse of this 4-minute video that went super-viral in just one day. As a promo for the European Tour, where the Irish Open is currently being played, golf professional Rory McIlroy is being challenged by a robot to hit washing machine targets. It is a throwback challenge…. more »

AWSI: Crunch Controversy…

It was brought to my attention (Thanks, Tommie!) that there was a disturbance this week that spanned from U.S. Navy headquarters to the cereal aisles of your local grocery store. Apparently, Cap’n Crunch is NOT a captain after all. A super astute writer noticed (and posted) that the legendary cereal… more »

TaylorMade Golf’s U.S. Open Logo a Doozy…

Tommie forwarded this post by Golfweek.com’s David Dusek to Doc and me. Guess he figured I’d like the symbology (he seems to think my money discussion with Bill Moyers was intriguing) while Doc here would dig the “natureful” story about the snake. Apparently it is a tradition for golf equipment… more »

Doodle-Man: Money Manager Benefits from Hand-Mind Coordination

The Wall Street Journal recently did a piece about Andrew Silton, a man who spent 30 years in the asset-management industry and retired in 2011 with at least 75 spiral-bound notebooks with about 600 drawings created during that timespan. Puzzled? Don’t be. While doodling is often considered a byproduct of… more »