Thursday, August 17, 2017

raw


"Try not giving a fuck - it's empowering."
- Mark Maron

on MBAs


Without a net worth of at least $100 million, you have no business teaching business. Exposure to/awareness of mental illness, the disabled, poverty, immigrants, refugees is equally important.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

money in politics

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Patron Saint of Bankers


"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"
- Matthew 16:26

Friday, August 11, 2017

unpresidented

25th Amendment

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Source here.

"Why Buddhism is True"


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) incorporates a lot of Buddhist principles.

Monday, August 7, 2017

how Amazon works

Sunday, August 6, 2017

optimist


"It always seems impossible until it's done."
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

on alcoholism


"It's true you have a disease, but I think you got the best one."
- Norm Macdonald

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

on change


"Things take longer to happen than one thinks they will, but then change happens much faster than one conceived."
- Rudi Dornbusch

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

find the right fit


“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 30, 2017

energy


"I have energy somehow that people want to be with and I feel lucky about that. I think when you strip it all away either people want to hang with you or they don't."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

adagio


"You need to waste time to restore your body and mind."
- Ancient Chinese proverb

Thursday, July 27, 2017

on Ireland



Q: Why is the population so big?

A: Because it's Dublin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

proverb


"The will to prepare to win is more important than the will to win."
- Arlene Dickinson

Sunday, July 23, 2017

on market research


"If I asked the public what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."
- Henry Ford

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ahoy


In summer, 70% of the world's super yachts are in the Côte d'Azur.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

how to make money


"Buy fear, sell greed."
- Michael Wekerle 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

motto


"Confidence in the face of uncertainty."
- Graduate School Air Force Academy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

cognitive dissonance


"Never tell me the odds."
- Han Solo, Star Wars, Episode 5

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A curse against those who wish you harm


"Evil to him who thinks evil."
- Edward III (1312-1377)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

perspective


"As long as you know rejection is coming, it doesn't impact you as much."
-  John Paul DeJoria, whose tequila company is valued at $10 billion

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

drip drip drip


"The truth comes out over time."
- Ben Bradlee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

happy dejection


"It's much better to be miserable with money than without."
- Bette Midler

Monday, June 19, 2017

burned


Notice no asterisk*. I was billed for a reasonable clearly stated $20 delivery charge online, but which ballooned to $80 when FedEx arrived at the door. I did not select express shipping. When I politely asked for a rebate, I was lectured as though I was dim for not reading the very fine print, Who does? The online interface needs to be more like Amazon, which is crystal clear and so far fail proof.

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Update: Went to the top and issue resolved amicably. The product is great, just order fulfillment needs to be fixed. Until then we will buy in retail outlets.


Friday, June 16, 2017

plus naps


Einstein reportedly slept for at least 10 hours per day – nearly one and a half times as much as the average American today (6.8 hours).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I am ...


"No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."
- Roman General Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC – 78 BC)