Om Malik’s Ten Lessons from Ten Years of Blogging

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Om Malik of GigaOM is now passing his tenth year as a blogger.  Om is one of the premier technology bloggers on the web and like most of the pioneers, he began blogging before there even was a such thing as blogging.  Here are ten lessons he’s learned in the last decade… (more…)

The Real Choice

The real choice in life is not between whether to work hard or slack off, but between whether to lead an interesting life or a dull one.

There Is No Spoon

With all credit to www.interloping.com/2011/11/26/there-is-no-spoon-the-dirty-secret-of-asset-manager-analysis/

Everybody wants the same thing in the end, high relative returns with a minimum number of sleepless nights.  Human psychology being what it is, however, investors are often their own worst enemies in realizing their goals. Risk-averse investors, for instance, should want to underperform the benchmark in a bull market – it implies a strategy of risk management that will protect them when, inevitably, the benchmark heads lower. One of our favorite phrases was “no one’s managing risk in the index”. Of course the benchmark’s going to outperform in a sustained bull market.  What happens in practice, investors getting frustrated by trailing the index for a couple of years, and then switching their money into more aggressive pools right before a downturn, goes a long way in explaining why most people lose money.

Daniel Kahneman Answers Your Questions

With all credit to www.freakonomics.com/2011/11/28/daniel-kahneman-answers-your-questions/

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Billionaires’ Top 10 List for Success

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1. Figure out what you’re so passionate about that you’d be happy doing it for 10 years, even if you never made any money from it. That’s what you should be doing.
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