I had been thinking about the Kodak debacle when I remembered this – The Peter Principle states that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”, meaning that employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position in which they cannot work competently. It was formulated by Dr. Laurence…Details
I have often thought that integrity can simply be defined as what you do when no one is looking. Let your better self rest assured: Dearly held values truly are sacred, and not merely cost-benefit analyses masquerading as nobel intent, concludes a new study on the neurobiology of moral decision-making. Such values are conceived differently,…Details
Interesting little talk from the EconoTalk folks on the moral basis for economic behaviour and its role in prosperity. Someone should forward this to the peanuts on Wall Street. David Rose of the University of Missouri, St. Louis and the author of The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about…Details
I have been reading Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow and the going has been slow because I have gotten used to reading books on my tablet and having a large selection available. If I want to read a book I now have to remember to get it off the shelf. Going through this book…Details
There has been much talk about how Kodak the inventor of the digital camera and responsible for much of the initial groundwork in that field could get it so friggen wrong that they are now history. The reasons as to why they buggered it up will be the subject of corporate analysts and historians for…Details
I have written before about the rise of sad bastardry in the modern world and lo and behold some clever clogs has produced this neat little graphic which nicely illustrates the cycle of sad bastardry.
The Practical Quant has an interesting breakdown of of the the performance of various styles of hedge fund investing. It has this interesting quote – While hedge funds have suffered through terrible years in the past, one gets the sense that investors are waking up to the fact that there just aren’t that many great trading…Details
Something different for this Friday – Sam Giguere is an NFL wide receiver . This is one of his workout videos.
Recently I came across two contradictory positions that I am trying to reconcile. I was researching the return for hedge funds for 2011 when I came across the RBC Hedge Fund 250 Index. According to the blurb – The RBC Hedge 250 Index is a non-investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry…Details