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BREAKING NEWS! ANDREA POLITO’S BIG WIN IN POLITO VS MOLDOVAN!

  In one of the most – if not the most – ridiculous and tragic situations I’ve ever witnessed, a professional blogger and “social media expert”, Neely Moldovan and her husband Andrew (who works as the IT security engineer for the Federal Bank in Dallas) colluded in an elaborate and coordinated effort to disparage, attack […]

Pricing And Perception

This painting, by Mark Rothko, sold for nearly $87 million dollars in 2012. It baffles me. I would rather like it if he sold 87 million of these, at a buck each. But such is the perception game. It’s a game! I want my eyes to “see” the magic. Mr. Rothko, what is it we’re looking […]

Me and Greg Sestero

When we were all in Hawaii, I was joking to Justin about how silly I must appear to some people… guy with money decides he’s going to try to make it in Hollywood. And so he told me about Tommy Wiseau and the movie, “The Room”. In short, Tommy is a successful entrepreneur who decides […]

Second Screenplay Is Finished! (How I wrote it)

I’m on a roll. The second one is now in the hands of my agent and producer. I’m excited about it, because it is so different than the first. No news on the first one, still in the meeting with producers phase which surprisingly becomes normal quickly. My next scheduled meeting is with the producer […]

Famous People Are Somewhat Like Us

I’m in Portland at a meeting with Sony executives and influential people from the media.  The President of Sony is here, the heads of the Sony Alpha category, even the two engineers responsible for auto-focus and sensor technology.  Guy Kawasaki is here.  If you have heard of the words, “Apple” and “Macintosh” together, it’s largely […]

What Timing!

Today we had our longtime friends the Scorgie family over to visit.  They were with us all morning.  When I finally got to my email and voicemail, I had a number of urgent calls from the producer’s office.  So I called, and was told that I have a script agent onboard.  She sent it to […]

The Adventure Begins!

Last week, I sent my screenplay to a film producer.  She was my entertainment attorney a long time ago, and when I looked up her up on google, I learned that she had become a producer, and had produced two of my favorite films.  Earlier, I had told her my basic plot synopsis and she kind of […]

Honey, I Wrote A Movie

A few weeks ago, our whole family was napping (we nap all day Sundays usually).  I woke up with the most crystal clear vision of a story about an issue that had been haunting me for months.  What if all of these data breaches you have been hearing on the news are just a rehearsal […]

Forecasting Is Determining Where Imbalances Will Ultimately Resolve

The above is a quote that has influenced me more than anything in my mature financial life.  It was from Alan Greenspan’s book.  He was the former Federal Reserve Chairman who had more power over our lives in the last generation than all of the US Presidents combined.  It was a fascinating book, and it […]

The Beverly Hillbillies

Denis Reggie taught me my standards for ‘class’.  We always tease each other, he’ll say, “Gary you are ALL class, and all of it is low.” But he was right.  When I first started hanging out with him at his duplex at the Atlanta Four Seasons Hotel,  I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to put your […]

My Logo and the US Department Of Transportation

(UPDATED AFTER COMMENTS 3/28) I don’t think many of you know this, but my company started spontaneously and with literally no notice.  Super short version of my story, I had retired from photography, invented a lighting device, and it wound up selling quickly.    I didn’t have a business plan, or investors, or anything.  I […]