It is not the Critic Who Counts

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Typically, I wouldn’t post a book review or summary of a book focused squarely on investing especially when it comes to technical analysis.  Most of you simply would not care and if you are likely utilizing someone to manage your assets for you, that should be your manager’s job to understand if they are using technical analysis in their investment … Read More

Taking a Leap of Faith

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Even the best-laid plans in life can require a certain leap of faith.  You can pull all of your numbers together, put forth your best forecast based upon your current facts and assumptions, and arrive at a sound analysis.  Everything indicates that this is the right move but then nothing.  Nothing but fear. Fear can be a crippling factor within … Read More

How to Get a Job at Goldman Sachs From a Non-Ivy League School in 8 Steps

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Although this Business Insider piece is focused on getting a position at an investment bank, I think that these steps could apply to any field no matter what college or university you may have attended. Send resumes early And send resumes often Make Excel your best friend Treat the application process as a part-time job This is one topic that we will touch on often … Read More

Mr. Rogers’ Lessons For A New Generation

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many … Read More

Can Your Preschooler Learn Anything From an iPad App?

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I purchased a new iPad for my wife back in May for her birthday and mother’s day gift.  Although it has come in handy for quick searches like most people have found it is hard to produce content.  With ultrabooks coming into vogue, I feel like I can do so much more with my new Lenovo than I could ever … Read More

Michael Burry’s UCLA Economics Commencement Speech

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Michael Burry was the driving character behind Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short.  He was quite the visionary when it came to foreseeing the economic crisis specially the housing bubble. As Burry put it, “I bet against America and won.”  He ended up being in the proverbially 1% but not how he had envisioned.

How to Live Unhappily Ever After

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The piece I like most about this article on happiness is “Seriously, who among us is having a “Great!” day every day? Who feels “Terrific, thanks!” all the time?”. Yes there are certain situations where you might have to put on the “happy face” as a facade to get through a meeting or project.  But how liberating would it be … Read More