Who Else Is Afraid? … How Pessimists Can Prevail in 2018

There’s something I’m afraid of but not sure if I should say it here. You might think differently of me afterwards. But first, did you catch the #HopefulFor message from Facebook? Thousands of people from all over the world are sharing what they’re hopeful for in 2018. Just the other day I came across the campaign video featuring “hopeful for” tags like: “the world to accept me as I am”, “people to follow their passions”,...
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Lessons in SCAMS, Decision Making and The Integrity of Discounts

I have these nice looking studio-style speakers, about three feet tall, that sit in my house and collect dust. Haven’t used them for years and should probably just throw them out. But I haven’t. Why? I’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me tell you the story about these speakers. I was 16 years old cruising around in my first car—a 1988 Daihatsu, which was a little three cylinder hatchback that got damn...
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