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Andy Kessler, Wall Street Journal: Five Ideas to Kick Start Job Creation

A few Open Letters over the years

March 22, 2012: Log in to update your account

November 16, 2011: Sergey Brin, Google

August 2011:  Economists are clueless!?!  But, you're not!

August 2011:  We all must participate (Barack Obama)

25 July 2011:  NYT Nick Kristof, Bonuses for Billionaires

July 2011:  Economic Development Project for the 30/90

February 2011:  Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education

September 2010: Stephen Hawking and Len Mlodinow's
Grand Design: It is not as grand as they think.

March 2009:  60/60:  A Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Referred to as Priceless-Cheap Real Estate, this letter might be considered the simple beginning of a billion-dollar idea.

January 2009: President Barack H. Obama
Encourage the unemployed to start a business

October 2008: Hugh McColl, Jr., a Chairman, Bank of America on "60 Minutes" says"There is nothing good about being small."

May 2007:  New York Times Launches Small Business Video
based entirely on the Small Business School episodes

Index of a few letters by topic and author


Focus / Author Episode
Critics Internet / Gloria Internet Basics
  Mo's / Joseph Mo's
Education College / Thomson Favorites #1 & #2
  HS / Coyman Related episode
  HS / Bonetti Chocolate Crickets
  Learn from All  
Help! Internet / Bernadette Staying Power
Indexes Index of Learning Companies  
Industries Type of Business:  Restaurants  
Key Ideas Cash Flow / Gardiner Many
  Compensation Many
  Financials / Stickney Related episode
  GPS-based Cities   $0-to-$1B
  Incubators / Shamiso  
  Podcasts / Gardiner  
  Retirement / Anderson  
  Services (Professsional) Many
  SWOT Analysis / Anderson  
Paths & Steps An Idea / Jason  
  Start Up / Cope
Producers We are all Producers  
Thanks Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels  

An Open Letter to Andy Kessler about Creating Jobs

Monday, August 8, 2011     

A link to the article, Five Ideas to Kick Start Job Creation
A link to the website of Andy Kessler

Dear Andy,

I like them, the five robust ideas, from your pen, to the WSJ to the world.  Congratulations.

So what is the plan of action to get people to act on these five concepts.  And, what can we do to help?

1.  Free up spectrum and re-license it for the most creative applications.  Do we start a petition campaign to Mr. Obama and the FCC?  Do we get some of the heavy hitters to put up the capital along with the business plan and sell it to the public?

2.  Disease diagnostics is an excellent groupWe did an episode of our television series about Biosite.  Their diagnostic equipment revolutionized the EMT vehicles and the emergency rooms.  You are on the money.  Who leads on this one?  What are the steps?

3.  Frack this very carefully.  Indeed we need to protect our water supply, keep the environmentalists and conservationists from choking while encouraging the risk-takers to be responsible for their actions.  The BP example is ever before us all.  Is this underway through some house committee?

4.  Open the .GOV platform by requiring every agency and all 15,000+ sites to publish their APIs by the end of the year.  That is brilliant and easily done.  Net-net and best of all, it will cut the size of  government. Once done on the federal level, every state would follow, then every city and town.  How quickly can we get that through a committee and out on the floor for an up or down vote.  Let's get the biggest bipartisan group to champion it.  Are you in touch with anybody?

5. The rental society concept needs more flesh for a person as simple as I am to understand it.  If a person is behind on their payments and if their property is under water,  is that property sustainable in any way, shape or form?  Is it a legacy from the Dodd-Frank Act hysteria? I understand the foreclosure moratorium.  Yet, how is it that an owner becomes a renter at whose determination and why?

Personally, I believe every bill, act or amendment with these two questionable characters needs to be re-examined.  Their acronym  is the sum of their game -- Give them Ds and Fs and push them back into their corners of New England.

Now, can we read more? I'd bet you have a dozen more ideas.

Thanks for introducing these five.



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