Stop Multitasking
Oct17

Stop Multitasking

Pay attention! I watched this thing on one of those news magazine shows a long time ago. It was about texting while walking. Since then I’ve seen laws passed to ban texting and driving. I think it makes total sense to ban something so senseless and dangerous. However, texting while driving is a part of what I think is a bigger problem, and that’s the idea of multitasking. Multitasking is a term that describes the ability...

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Being on Time / Being Late
Oct01

Being on Time / Being Late

Most of us have arrived late for something at some point. Stuff happens. But, some are consistently late. I once heard, chronic lateness comes from an inflated sense of self importance. At the time I thought this was ridiculous because I was often late. It took me some time to understand what that inflated sense of importance looks and feels like. Labelling problems or symptoms usually cause us to put up a wall of denial, or to not...

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A Brief History of Modern Banking
Sep26

A Brief History of Modern Banking

Banking is the main business we think of when it comes to transferring storing and keeping track of money. The history of banking is an interesting one. I will not attempt to cover banking in much detail, but rather give a brief overview if recent history as I have come to understand it through textbooks and documentaries. My apologies, as I’m about to be really vague. I’ll also add that the goldsmith banking I mention is...

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Efficiently Reducing Debt – Podcast #2
Sep19

Efficiently Reducing Debt – Podcast #2

Download File Listen/View host page   This podcast covers a method of reducing debt by paying down the smaller or easiest ones first. It is based on an early article on the site called Be Debt Free. For some reason, the recording doesn’t begin until 10 seconds in, so please be patient…. for 10 seconds. Thanks for listening.   Download File Listen/View host page   Tweet Share...

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Ancient Humans in the Modern World
Sep17

Ancient Humans in the Modern World

To our knowledge, modern humans; Homo sapiens, emerged in Africa between 200,000 to 150,000 years ago. A recent post on New Scientist, proposed that our genes may go even further back, perhaps 340,000 years (1). Either way humans have inhabited this earth for a relatively long time, or short time, but far beyond what can be documented. Also, Chances are if you were to dress up one of these early Homo Sapiens, in a pair of skinny jeans...

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Sep10

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edward Lefevre’s Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a classic in all senses. Well, in a few. I can base my classic label on the extensive research I’ve done through reading an online Miriam Webster dictionary entry. First of all, the book serves as a standard of excellence in literary work. It is also enduring, since the story is still entertaining and educational now. It’s historically memorable, being that it was...

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Get More Sleep! 6 hours isn’t enough
Sep03

Get More Sleep! 6 hours isn’t enough

Last week, Friday, I was in a great mood. I thought it must have been my positive outlook catching up with me. Maybe it was the time I had it he middle of the day to go for a hike. But, thinking about it, I don’t usually have strenuous days. When I was honest with myself, I realised that I had changed one thing that day, I was operating on about 9 hours of sleep. I know correlation isn’t causation, but I definitely felt a...

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Breaking Down Obstacles
Aug22

Breaking Down Obstacles

As I was riding this morning, a memory came into my head. Years back I did a documentary called rastamentary,which is a documentary on Rastafarian belief. One of the people I interviewed was Billy Mystic, a musician/surfer. He was one of my most memorable interviews. He said something that struck me, but ended up on the cutting room floor, so to speak, since it didn’t quite fit into the doc. We were talking about the abilities...

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Podcast #1!!! Accepting Loss
Aug21

Podcast #1!!! Accepting Loss

Download File Listen through host page   Trendmovements is now introducing podcasts to our archives for those who enjoy listening to audio while doing other tasks, or for those who just hate reading. We hope you enjoy the audio. This is the first entry, and I assume they’ll get better as we move up the experience curve. This edition of the podcast revisits our early article on Accepting Loss. Losing is a part of playing any...

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NPR Broadcast on Short Selling
Mar17

NPR Broadcast on Short Selling

I posted an article on the morality of short selling several months back. I recently listened to a podcast on the topic on NPR’s “Planet Money.” It starts out with an Herbalife conference call.  Herbalife is a company that sells weight loss shakes, vitamins, etc. The company is doing well and reporting good numbers during the call. Next, David Einhorn, a renowned short seller gets on the conference call with Herbalife. He asks how...

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