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Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

Bookshelf update: The Hard Thing about Hard Things

In Bookshelf on Tue 6 Jan 2015 at 06:18

Sixteen takeaways from Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, as embodied by the following excerpts… Read the rest of this entry »


Squawk Box (November 10-23)

In Trading Desk on Sat 22 Nov 2014 at 10:39

Here’s my weekly “trade & thought reconciliation”… Read the rest of this entry »

Guest post: “Muddy Road”

In Existential on Fri 10 Oct 2014 at 23:42

Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Read the rest of this entry »

Jack Ma: Social responsibility & sustainability

In Existential on Mon 8 Sep 2014 at 21:34

Leading up to the Alibaba IPO, Founder and Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, issued a letter to prospective investors as part of $BABA’s prospectus. Read the rest of this entry »

Robin Williams, In Memoriam

In Existential on Tue 12 Aug 2014 at 09:20

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

Top Newsstuffs (April 21-27)

In Bookshelf on Sun 27 Apr 2014 at 05:28


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Robert Shiller on the Active vs Passive debate & investment advisory

In Idiosyncrasy on Mon 31 Mar 2014 at 05:44

When asked if he tells investors that they can pick winners in the stock market or go to index funds, Robert Shiller told the WSJ:

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W(h)ither the American way

In Existential, Idiosyncrasy, Politics on Mon 11 Nov 2013 at 06:18

“Excuse me, let me tell you something… When America opened up the floodgates and let all us Italians in, what do you think they were doing it for? ‘Cause they were trying to save us from poverty? No, they did it because they needed us. They needed us to build their cities and dig their subways, and to make them richer.

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The QE counterfactual’s counterfactual: The appropriate policy response

In Economics, Idiosyncrasy on Thu 24 Oct 2013 at 07:10

Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture) has posted a string of great, original content, evaluating Quantitative Easing’s efficacy in as unbiased a manner as anyone could ask for. (I, II & III)

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Top Newsstuffs (October 7-13)

In Bookshelf on Sun 13 Oct 2013 at 05:00

Another weekend marred by politicos…

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