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Dickhead Headline Of the year

Well we are only five months into the year and I think I have found the winner of this years most useless piece of financial journalism. The clubhouse leader is Nicole Goodkind of Yahoo finance whose article Secrets of the worlds sexiest CEO is probably one of the most demeaning and childish pieces I have encountered…

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Amateurs Versus Professionals

This is from the fabulous Lefsestz Letter which about much more than music. AMATEURS Have tons of ideas, are excited about all of them and see none to fruition. PROFESSIONALS Have tons of ideas, pick one and do their best to make it happen. AMATEURS Think they can do everything. PROFESSIONALS Know it’s almost impossible…

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The Slow Death Of Purposeless Walking

Walking is a luxury in the West. Very few people, particularly in cities, are obliged to do much of it at all. Cars, bicycles, buses, trams, and trains all beckon. Instead, walking for any distance is usually a planned leisure activity. Or a health aid. Something to help people lose weight. Or keep their fitness.…

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How The Past Holds You Back

This is somewhat of a weird tale. The other day whilst cooking dinner I was channel surfing and in racing through one of the channels I noticed a face that I knew from the past. Staring back at me as a contestant on a game show was a bloke I used to know – naturally…

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Sultans Of Super Set On ‘Developing’ Your Wealth

I wish I had written this…. Our latter-day sultans of superannuation have breezily lavished a $20 million junket on their sales force and themselves to boot. Before this year’s Byzantium bash, the AMP held its ”conference” in Dublin, South Africa, Amsterdam, Colorado and Buenos Aires. If the behemoths of superannuation shell out two bob supporting…

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Scariest Chart I have Seen For Awhile

I snipped the chart below from  How Americans Die – parts of this little booklet are not relevant locally since we dont have the same childish fascination with guns that Americans do but the chart below is probably universal to Western economies. What caught my eye was the expansion of the deaths related to Dementia, Alzheimer’s…

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A Self Fulfilling Fantasy

I came across this interesting piece on the British Psychological Society website. You can read the article in full at your leisure but I wanted to look at one particular piece of the article. In short the article looks at the gamblers fallacy – that is the notion that after a series of losses that…

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Motivation Monday

I might have to break out the textbooks and get my arse into gear….. SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER: 93-year-old Elisabeth Kirkby has just about done it all. She was a soapy star in the risque 1970s hit TV show, Number 96. She then became a member of Parliament for the Democrats and received the Order of…

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