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In my old world of hedge funds, there was a type of investment that was always accompanied by a buyer beware sign. It wasn't a tiny pink sheet microcap. Nor was it a hair-brained ICO that promised the Lambo Life of the crypto bros. In fact, its dangers were masked by...

A chunk of my hair once fell out of the left side of my head. Not the top of the crown kind of thinning. But two inches from my ear, leaving a crater the size of a quarter. It happened before one of my best...

She's a 73 year old chain-smoking cat lady with frizzy blonde hair. You've never heard of her. And she runs the world from her big empty house in the North Side of Chicago. Her name is Lois Weisberg. You may remember her from Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping...

I'm always on the lookout for new tattoo ideas. And I was stopped dead in my tracks when I stumbled onto this tattoo on Twitter. Someone was so moved by James Clear's fantastic book Atomic Habits, that they permanently imprinted a reminder of their own latent...

There's an old adage about crap. "90% of everything is crap" declared the author Theodore Sturgeon in 1951. He was referring to his genre of science fiction, where he felt that 10% of the works deserved critical acclaim, yet were overshadowed by the 90% (of...

This past year was a good one for reading, propelled in large part by the Libby app. I'm working to write up all the summaries and ratings. DNF = did not finish (Note: All links are Amazon affiliates.) 2020 List The Great Believers by Rebekka Makkai⭐️⭐️⭐️ The...

My friend's dad always wanted to be a millionaire. As pre-pubescent boys more focused on Magic the Gathering and ollies, his dad would constantly extol the virtues of index investing on Vanguard. He was a gym teacher who lived modestly and found a simple joy...

Two things come to mind whenever I hear about Roam, the buzzy new note-taking app: the B-52s and one of my tattoos. The Gen Xers will recognize the catchy pop jingle "Roam if you want to, Roam around the world" and when I ejected from...

"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life," asks Mary Oliver in her poem The Summer Day. With less than two weeks before the decade wraps, let us ponder this question. Yet in this exploration of career reinventions, more...

You've got to really love note-taking apps to stumble upon an epic beef in the personal knowledge management world. In 2018, Evernote users began migrating to the "all purpose tool" Notion. However, barely a year later there's a new kid on the block: RoamResearch creating a...