American Express: The Tarnish on a Once-Vaunted Brand

December 19, 2013

Once upon a time, qualifying for an American Express card meant something. There was a certain prestige to “membership” — you were never a mere cardholder — due to the stringent creditworthiness requirements. ¬†When my first AmEx card arrived some 30 years ago, I considered it my official admission into full adulthood. American Express once… Read more

Quick Takeaways from a Talk by Nick Bilton and Brad Stone

December 9, 2013

Last week I went to a talk in San Francisco given by Nick Bilton and Brad Stone, reporters covering Silicon Valley for the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, respectfully. I don’t get to attend too many of these kinds of events, but I’m glad I had the chance to catch this one. Both men… Read more