Favourite Thought

IF YOU’RE KEPT IN a playpen, you can only play with the toys you can reach. Even if it’s a well stocked playpen, the dreamer… the trader… the entrepreneur… we’ll be the ones planning our escape to play with the even bigger toys outside the playpen. We’re insatiable that way. A deep hunger – for…

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You? A Genius?

YOU CAN INCREASE your intelligence. “The fact is, intelligence can be increased – and quite dramatically,” writes behavior-analytic psychologist Bryan Roche of the National University of Ireland in Psychology Today. “Those who claim that IQ is fixed for life are in fact referring to our IQ test scores, which are relatively stable – not to…

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Money Hang-Ups

EVEN AFTER I STARTED to make money, I still had some hang-ups: In my pantry, you’d find around 20 boxes of cereal. After eating Homebrand cardboard-tasting cereal for so many years, having yummy cereal somehow represents prosperity. I don’t mind earning the money, but I have an aversion to seeing how much money we’re forking…

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Feeling Lucky?

IN 2004, A LUCKY SINGLE mother won $10.5 million in the Ontario lottery. Her name was Candy Adams. What did that windfall do for her life, her goals and her values? Surely she parlayed that into incredible success? Well… no. After becoming a millionaire overnight, she spent all that lovely money on designer clothes, parties,…

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Crypto Crash

I found this neat little chart on the total market cap of all crypto currencies. Since January the market has lost about $584B. So much for replacing money as we know it. The only similarity between cryptocurrencies and money as it is currency defined is that the saying a fool and his money are soon…

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