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Nov 14, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The self checkout at grocery store and warehouses. Personally I think Costco $COST got it right, they have plenty of staffs to assist: for scanning as well as alcohol overwrite. Sam’s Club has one staff helping multiple lanes, but it also has a #scanandgo option in its app. /1 The scanning feature in the app works fairly well in my opinion. Local grocery stores Dierbergs and Schnucks have self checkout lanes too. I go to Schnucks more often and have used it’s self checkout many times: and yesterday evening I made a blunder as I had too many items /2
Nov 12, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Looking at Blend Labs $BLND. I knew a bit about them a while ago, and then I saw $SOFI and $UPST came out from nowhere? The difference is it seems the latter 2 is B2C, vs the former is B2B. Btw, the CEO interview during Blend IPO. cnbc.com/video/2021/07/… I bought a bit $BLND shares. After reading its S-1 filling. sec.gov/Archives/edgar… /2
Nov 12, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Uipath Insider Trades $4.5M In Company Stock finance.yahoo.com/news/uipath-in… via @Yahoo || This seems the reason for today's $PATH drop. Similar #TOST drop last few days (although the #Toast insider selling agreement is a bit convoluted, at least to me :-) I am thinking a balanced approach for insider (especially founder) selling. On one hand, they should be able to sell some stocks to maintain their lifestyle (this is same for everyone, not same level, I mean the need of cash for lifestyle). At the same time, I think they... /2
Nov 12, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
NerdWallet Pops in IPO, Outshining Home Decor and Police Gear Debuts | The Motley Fool $NRDS fool.com/investing/2021… NerdWallet seems found a niche in credit card rewards and personal finance (travel) space. It seems they are the biggest in the space.
May 9, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
They choose China 他们选择中国 2005 via @YouTube || I heard about horrendous Chinese PoW stories in Korean war: both those that chose coming back to China, and those decided going to Taiwan. I think relatively speaking, the American PoWs were lucky. /1 About 10 years ago, I toured DC, and visited the war memorial place near Lincoln Memorial. koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/the-memorial/ || This reminded me some of the readings I had about Korea war. I think I agree with one of the war vet said in the youtube above: that is, war is basically BS. /2
May 1, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Recently I received an unexpected bill from the Scholastic, the book publisher that does school book fair and book club. Upon further research I found it's likely related to my older daughter's book fair purchase. But there are two issues: 1) I gave e-wallet to my daughter, /1 2) I talked to my daughter and the amount seems not matching ($22 in the bill vs probably $12 spend). She no longer has the receipt, I know I know no judgement here. I was about to pay then I decided to give Scholastic a call due to some feedback associated with them. /2