Monday, August 28, 2017

bipolar discrimination



Medical student drops program due to bipolar disorder saddled with $170k in debt. Story here.

on progress


"You need to be comfortable being uncomfortable."
- Ginni Rometty, Chairman & CEO IBM, which has more revenues than Apple but less Market Cap

Sunday, August 27, 2017

eye of the beholder


"Art is what you can get away with."
- John Baldesarri

Gedogen


Technically illegal, but officially tolerant.
- On Amsterdam

total downfall


Lust for luxury and power.
- On Hermann Göring

there goes De Beers


It rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune. Elon Musk will fill Olympic stadium sized auto-piloted  space crafts with them. Instead of paying $25k here for a Tiffany rock or less for one man equivalent made on Earth, the naive will pay $1m for a space rock for the prestige, provenance, branding. Same shit different status. Massive increase in thrust could make a one year harvesting return trip manageble.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

lemon


"On average, art appreciates at 3.2%/year. Which is less than the costs of insurance, storage, maintenance, security."
- Don Thompson, York University

the business of art


At $44.4 million, a Georgia O'Keeffe painting set the record for the highest amount paid for a female artist. The all time art auction record is $142.4m for a Francis Bacon piece.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

after the invention of the atomic bomb


" I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein

lying liars


Story here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

gut instinct


"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."
- Maya Angelou

for sure


“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”
- Lord Acton

on conflation


"The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category."
- Adolph Hitler

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Queen Victoria's favourite dish



Stuffed Fish Head

ideal business 101


"Make money and have fun doing so."
- Bill Gore, Gore-Tex

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 - 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