Non-financial: January - March 2015 articles archive home
Half invented
We are managed by small (or large) accidental changes, more accidental than we admit … randomness plays a role at two levels: the invention and the implementation.
Friday, March 27, 2015 ... more
Not special
You are not special. You are not exceptional. The empirical evidence is everywhere. Even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of seven billion that means there are 7,000 people just like you.
Friday, March 20, 2015 ... more
Each time we dispatch a text in one way or another, we feel a sense of accomplishment, and our brain gets a dollop of reward hormones telling us we accomplished something.
Friday, March 13, 2015 ... more
My grandparents lived about a half mile from the railroad tracks … I would hear the train whistle blow day and night. My favourite time to listen was late on a fall night.
Friday, March 6, 2015 ... more
They say there's no harm in daydreaming, but perhaps there is… Let me ask you this: How many days do you have left, if any, in the life you promised for yourself yesterday?
Friday, February 27, 2015 ... more
Module Inc
Why do I need to bother with making decisions about my personal life when there will be executive-modules that can scan my goal structure and manage my assets so as to best fulfil my goals?”
Friday, February 20, 2015 ... more
Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order to make our own deficiencies seem more excusable. We comfort ourselves by saying that superheroes come endowed with all the qualities we don't possess.
Friday, February 13, 2015 ... more
Although we think we’re doing several things at once, multitasking, this is a powerful and diabolical illusion.
Friday, February 6, 2015 ... more
“We're artists too, but we do a good job hiding it, don't we?” ― The Savage Detectives
Friday, January 30, 2015 ... more
Hard work
Working smart is harder than working hard. It’s just less visible, and we care too much about what others see. - Shane Snow.
Friday, January 23, 2015 ... more
Laissez-faire capitalism
That we cannot grow except by lowering our neighbours is a detestable notion! Only malice and malignity of heart is satisfied with such a principle and our (national) interest is opposed to it. Let it be, for heaven's sake! Let it be! - LeMarquis d’Argenson
Friday, January 16, 2015 ... more
A father's advice
Extracts of letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son Being the Letters by John Graham Head of the House of Graham & Company. Pork-Packers in Chicago …
Friday, January 9, 2015 ... more
Not apart
The antidote lies in recognizing not merely that we belong to the rest of the universe, but that there is no “rest” in the first place — we are the universe.
Friday, January 2, 2015 ... more
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