Alex Hern: The Next Interesting Step in Technology

Alex Hern

Growing a business is difficult and exciting all at the same time. The future is full of so many different options. The potential is endless. Sometimes when you’re starting your own company you need the assistance of an investor to help get it off of the ground. This is when individuals like Alex Hern become important. Alex Hern is an entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of the technology industry. If someone is looking to grow their technology business with a man who truly understands the market they will go to Alex Hern for the best possible advice. Recently Alex Hern sat down with Ideamensch to talk about some of the concepts that fueled his success.

One of the things that Alex Hern credits for his success is his extreme ability to focus. He tells his interviewer that he takes several hours a day to focus on one project and one project only. He believes that this focus is what ensures his success. When he is able to devote himself to a single project for an extended amount of time he can take the moments necessary to work out complicated problems. Alex Hern explains that things go badly when entrepreneurs are invested in many different projects. He warns that having your fingers into many pies can be detrimental to the ones that you want to keep afloat most desperately.

Today has this promising venture is with Tsunami XR. Tsunami XR is a software company for which Hern acts as founder and CEO. This company is designed to create software solutions that center around the growing market of GPU processors over the traditional CPU processors. While CPUs are known to be efficient at fetching small amounts of memory at a relatively quick speed the GPU is a better option when the user needs to fetch larger amounts. As companies switch to systems that require more memory for their computational operations the advantages of a GPU become more apparent. While this does threaten to take longer to get the material GPU’s offer the user’s a unique opportunity to stack them. This is something that was not as easily done with CPU processors where the cap for these processors is limited to two. full link

 

Shervin Pishevar says U.S. has managed to export inflation for over a decade

Shervin Pishevar is one of the thought leaders of Silicon Valley finance. Responsible for the creation of dozens of highly valued firms, Shervin Pishevar is the current CEO and founder of Investment company, one of the most important venture capital firms in the world of tech. He has personally founded a number of companies as well, including Social Gaming Network, Ionside and WebOS.

Low levels of inflation have been deceiving

Shervin Pishevar makes the unique argument that the low levels of inflation seen throughout the U.S. economy over the last decade may be masking the true extent of inflation. He says that there have been two mechanisms that have acted as a sort of pressure valve for the enormous inflationary pressures that have been building up as a result of the Fed’s rivers of cheap credit that they have flooded the market with.

The first thing that has happened, Shervin Pishevar says, is that inflation has been exported. This can be seen in the wages of U.S. trading partners, particularly through developing economies like those of China and elsewhere in East and South Asia. This, he says, is approaching its limit. Shervin Pishevar believes that the amount that wages in these countries can continue to rise without severely adversely affecting their competitive advantages is quickly nearing its peak.

At the same time, another place that the inflation has shown up is stateside in most assets. Equities are currently nearing all-time high valuations, with many of the top companies on the Dow Jones trading at P/E ratios above 30. And the real estate market has been run up even above the levels that were seen in the lead up to the 2008 mortgage crisis and subsequent real estate crash.

It is in the area of real estate, in particular, that Pishevar believes that there is no more room to absorb inflationary pressures. He says that many real estate markets in the country’s largest cities are already at such valuations that ordinary workers can hardly afford to rent decent apartments. Pishevar says that this has historically been a harbinger of sharp market corrections.

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The Price of Crude Oil is on the Rise

Based upon the currently rising prices of the Brent Crude, it is clear that oil prices worldwide are on the rise and could potentially spike to a level not seen since 2004. Banyan Hill’s Chief Resource Investment Expert Matt Badiali foresees a potential crude oil price jump to over $ 100 a barrel, but, with the right investment strategy, an opportunity for gains. Brent Crude refers to a grade of crude oil that is light with a low sulfur content. The price of Brent Crude is used as a benchmark for the petroleum markets and prices almost two-thirds of the world’s oil.

The third quarter trading brought prices over $ 80 per barrel, and with continued disruption in Venezuela, and the looming sanctions Iran faces, Matt Badiali believes the oil supply may fall short of demand, driving prices even higher. In addition to potential source disruptions, Matt Badiali points out other factors within the U.S., such as pipeline issues and worker shortages, that may also contribute to the petroleum supply shortfall. While consumers can expect to pay more at the pump, other industries, such as utility companies and the manufacturing sector will also be affected by the rising prices of crude oil.

Matt Badiali believes there may be a rise in heating costs this Winter and the potential for higher prices in durable goods, in addition to the rise in transporation costs, all of which could potentially slow the current rate of economic growth. Although if the price of crude oil becomes to high, the U.S. government may release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to reduce the impact of a limited oil supply on consumers. Watching the Brent Crude pricing carefully and using his natural resource knowledge, Matt Badiali is cautiously optimistic about the gains petroleum investors may earn during this highly volatile period. Tailoring a strategy carefully will provide an opportunity for profit.

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