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Casualties of Your Own Success

Evolution knows what it’s doing. And one of the things it does is give animals bigger bodies over time.

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Some Things I’m Pretty Sure About

I increasingly don’t believe in gurus, in any field. Everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time and is susceptible to the same derailing faults as everyone else.

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An Art Leveraging A Science

Albert Einstein’s favorite idea was called gedankenerfahrung.

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How to Talk to People About Money

Clarence Hughes went to the dentist in 1931. His mouth was radiating pain. His dentist put him under crude anesthesia to ease the pain. When Clarence awoke hours later he had 16 fewer teeth and his tonsils removed.

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Why We Listen To Bad Forecasts

London had 120,000 residents in 1523.

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How to Build a Consumer Brand

Brand has become a catch-all term. We use it interchangeably to refer to brand image (packaging and logos), brand ethos (mission and messaging), and brand-building (community).

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Ironies of Luck

Paul Tudor Jones was one of the most successful traders in the world. Then he woke up one day wondering why.

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Expectations vs. Forecasts

I expect there to be one or two recessions per decade. I don’t know when they’ll come.

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Ideas That Changed My Life

You spend years trying to learn new stuff but then look back and realize that maybe like 10 big ideas truly changed how you think and drive most of what you believe.

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Obvious Things That Easily Escape Attention

Dr. Watson walks into a room, and Sherlock Holmes instantly accuses him of hanging out in the club all day.

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