Author Archives: Michael Blake

Must-See Entrepreneurship TV

I’ve started watching (Chef Gordon) Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares on BBC on my cable package. Although I started watching because cooking is a hobby of mine and I’ve always been fascinated by the restaurant business (when I worked at McDonald’s as a kid, I loved it), it has struck me how wonderfully educational the program is …

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Losing Bobby Fischer

Yesterday the world lost the greatest chess player of his generation, and perhaps the greatest of all time in terms of sheer genius. Robert J. Fischer died in Iceland (the only country that would have him) at age 64. As an avid chess player, his passing isn’t so saddening as he had retreated from public …

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Boris Yeltsin – 1931-2007

Thanks to Scott for allowing me to “guest blog”. I’d like to note and comment on the passing of Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, the first President of the Russian Federation, and a key architect in the destruction of Communism and the ending of the Cold War. Mr. Yeltsin was as responsible or more than Mikhail Gorbachev …

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