Long Taxi Line at SFO

Lately at SFO a long line of taxis has been observed trying to get into the airport. This long line is an indicator of very slow business and the drivers have to wait much longer for an airport fare. This is caused by winter weather and inevitable interference it causes for flight schedules and UBER, […]

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Traffic Affecting Rates !

Traffic in Silicon Valley is now out of control during rush hour. Marsh Road which runs through Menlo Park and Atherton is a major commute route. It ends at Middlefield Road in Atherton. To get from HIghway 101 and Marsh to Marsh and Middlefield took 40 minutes on a Friday morning. Normally this takes five […]

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Dress for Success

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F. Murray Abraham, a very good actor delivered an unforgettable line in a movie. He was talking to the Mobster Lucky Luciano. He said Lucky would never make any money because he dressed like a schmuck.If you look at photos of Americans strolling in the streets of any major city in the 1940s or 1930s […]

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Unprofessional Appearence

“Nothing can depress public good will more than slovenly staff or slovenly quarters.” ¬†Not many Americans know where this quote comes from. L. Ron Hubbard, the Scientology founder used it when referring to his church officers interfacing with the public. We have to look no farther than our own President of the United States and […]

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Upheaval in the Taxi Industry

On a Wednesday, I saw a taxi line extending out of SFO to the freeway. This translates to there being a huge slowdown in the number of available taxi fares to the drivers. To own a taxi medallion in many cities the driver is out hundreds of thousands of dollars. The driver is required to […]

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The Continuing Saga of UBER

UBER, the darling of Wall Street, continues to defy rules, laws and the safety of their customers with brazen flouting. Because the customers believe it is ¬†great deal for them, very likely UBER is here to stay. Too bad their drivers are continuing to earn less and less money each pay period. Too bad their […]

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It is time to bash American Express

American Express is in the business of hurting all the merchants in America. It is the only credit card company that charges the shopkeeper and not the card holder. They collect 3.5 % of the gross on every sale charged to their company. If the average store is making a 10% profit margin this means […]

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