Category Archives: Names

Bidding for Buffett

Chances are you’ve never paid anybody to have lunch with you, but chances are you aren’t Warren Buffett either.  Every year, the Sage from Omaha hosts an auction, with the highest bidder getting to join Buffett for lunch and bring seven guests—with the proceeds going to charity.  The winner in this, the 18th year of the auction, came in at $2.67 million, which is actually below last year’s winning bid, of $3.46 million.

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The 25 Worst Passwords

How secure are the passwords you use to access your banking or investment data?  A recent article in Forbes magazine surveyed security company SplashData’s password dumps, looking for the world’s most common—and, therefore, easiest to guess—passwords.  This is a big problem; SplashData estimates that just over 10% of people use at least one of the 25 most common passwords.  Guess which words hackers and cyberthieves are going to guess first when they try to hack into the account that contains your banking information?

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The Disruptors and the Disrupted

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You know that online technologies are turning whole industries upside down.  Think Uber vs. the taxi industry, or Airbnb vs. hotels.  But has anybody assembled a comprehensive look at the new platforms and what are threatened by platform technologies?

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Name Timelines

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We all know that baby names go in and out of fashion.  But recently, the website fivethirtyeight.com looked at Social Security Administration records going back to the 1880s, to determine the median age of people with different first names.

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