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Schlitterbahn: Lucrative When Wet

If you grew up in Texas, you probably are familiar with Schlitterbahn, the water park on the banks of the Comal River in New Braunfels. Among many of my friends, “Schlitterbahn” was synonymous with floating the river, because the original … Continue reading

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Hastening the End at Hasting’s?

I have a short piece in the latest Texas Monthly on the sale of Hasting’s, the music and entertainment store chain that was prominent in many small towns in Texas and the Midwest. The Amarillo-based chain was bought out recently … Continue reading

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Why `Wolf’ List Shouldn’t Be Released

My former colleague Susan Antilla had a nice piece in the New York Times recently on a judge’s decision to keep confidential the list of victims preyed upon by Jordan Belfort, the self-proclaimed “Wolf of Wall Street.” A TV news … Continue reading

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The Captain & Tennille and oil exports

I had an op/ed in Monday’s Houston Chronicle that drew an analogy between the Captain & Tennille’s recent divorce and our energy policy, which remains stuck in the 1970s: Love apparently didn’t keep the ’70s pop duo Captain & Tennille … Continue reading

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Greed and consequences: what Hollywood missed

Last month, I wrote about the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” on my Forbes blog. I expanded on that piece for an op/ed that the Houston Chronicle ran over the weekend: The Oscar buzz this year is dominated by … Continue reading

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Did ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ con Martin Scorsese?

This post has been generating a lot of comments over on my Forbes blog, so I thought I’d repost it here. Feel free to weigh in. There is a cautionary tale for all investors in the events depicted in the … Continue reading

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