Non-financial: January - March 2014 articles archive home
Future of work
Ten years ago, Facebook didn't exist. Ten years before that, we didn't have the Web. So you can be pretty sure that jobs won’t look the same a decade from now.
Friday, March 28, 2014 ... more
 
 
Anxiety
There is a particular vitality in anxiety, a sort of nervy power that one can’t say is fun, exactly, but is nonetheless slightly addictive.
Friday, March 21, 2014 ... more
 
Science...
…is wretched in its treatment of the human body as a sort of complex mechanism made up of numerous little machines working automatically in a rather unsatisfactory relation to one another
Friday, March 14, 2014 ... more
 
 
Advice x7
1) Never trust a cop in a raincoat.2) Beware of enthusiasm and love, both are temporary and quick to sway.3) If asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask again.
Friday, March 7, 2014 ... more
 
 
Behavioural economist...
...Dan Ariely adds a fascinating twist to loss aversion in his book, Predictably Irrational.
Friday, February 28, 2014 ... more
 
 
Why...
…do stocks have any value? When you get right down to it, what are they really
Friday, February 21, 2014 ... more
 
 
If a fellow ...
... would stop to think, he would understand that when money comes in so hard, it isn't reasonable to expect that it can go out and find more easy.
Friday, February 14, 2014 ... more
 
 
Truth be told
Many years ago someone told me something that I flatly refused to accept. And I still don't accept it now, despite all the times I've seen it proved right.

- Sergei Lukyanenko
Friday, February 7, 2014 ... more
 
 
Russell as teacher
Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy for most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils;
Friday, January 31, 2014 ... more
 
 
For decades now ...
… we have been witnessing a steady and sickening denigration of humanistic understanding and humanistic method.
Friday, January 24, 2014 ... more
 
 
Poker
See, in my world - the world of high-stakes gin and poker - we play for cold, hard cash. It's all business, pure and simple.
Friday, January 17, 2014 ... more
 
 
Dear Pierrepoint ...
… Yesterday your old college friend, Clarence, blew in from Monte Carlo, where he had been spending a few days in the interests of science, and presented your letter of introduction.
Friday, January 10, 2014 ... more
 
 
Better not ...
… take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when you're coming home his face might burn up.
Friday, January 3, 2014 ... more
 
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