Author: HardcoreValue

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The AIG TARP Warrants ‘Secret’

I’ve had this article written for about a week but didn’t publish it because I am far from certain on legalese of the warrants prospectus. I have written my best understanding of it and could be wrong. I would love to hear other investors’ opinions on […]

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Microsoft’s Rapidly Shrinking Moat

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) just yesterday announced their new tablet won’t be running Windows, unsurprisingly they went with Android. This isn’t a game changer for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) but is just one more example of competition chipping away at was once one of […]

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Moonwalking with Einstein: A Review

By Hardcore Value I just finished reading Moonwalking with Einstein by Josh Foer. I found out about the book after reading Saj Karsan’s review. Its a good book, I’d recommend it. My biggest complaint was it really digs into the history and science of […]

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Newspaper Pay-walls and Prisoner’s Dilemma

Recently, Globeinvestor (Canada’s leading business publisher) converted to a paywall which got a lot of people angry but with declining print circulation numbers, it was only a matter of time. Paywalls have some elements of a prisoner’s dilema. The best outcome […]

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Microsoft’s Ominous 2008 Material Risk Disclosure

By hardcorevalue For years Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) tried to avoid the low margin segment of PCs; hardware. However, a changing industry landscape has caused a shift for Microsoft as discussed yesterday in Steve Ballmer’s shareholder letter. “This is a significant shift, both […]