Is Big Blue Irrelevant?

On today’s show, I’ll talk about a certain “tech” company that is largely overlooked. Let’s just say it’s not the first to come to mind for many.

I’ll talk further about the following;

  • What we think when we hear “tech companies”
  • A tech company that the pundits may not think of – CTR – started back in the 1880’s. Punch cards in 1886 and then how they revolutionized the industry
  • Sanctions are lifted when it impacts the bottom line – just ask the new Secretary of State and former CEO of Exxon
  • and the Donald’s flip flopping continues, without excuses

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Show Notes: (click the time next to each point to jump to that portion of the audio)

  • 03:50 - Introduced the idea of service contracts
  • 05:15 - IBM
  • 07:10 - The DOW is weighted; what that means and IBM's part in it.
  • 09:00 - Another name that may have been overlooked - Exxon Mobil
  • 10:45 - Rex Tillerson and his relationship with the Russians
  • 12:40 - The Black Sea and what Exxon may be trying to protect
  • 15:45 - Questions about how the show is put together - how topics are chosen.


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With his passion for economics Bill Tatro has been entertaining audiences on the radio and in seminars for decades. Bill is an economist that provides weekly paid content to subscribers, and offers a free daily "lite" version as well.