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Lots of Overnight Tragedies, No Overnight Miracles

An important thing that explains a lot of things is that good news takes time but bad news happens instantly.

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Accountable to Darwin vs. Accountable to Newton

Woodrow Wilson was the only president with a Ph.D. in political science.

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Common Causes of Very Bad Decisions

Italian psychologist Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini was once asked why people keep making the same mistakes.

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The Virtual Care Tech Stack

Virtual care infrastructure was designed to fill gaps in an ecosystem where most people see their provider face to face. Its primary function is to solve patients’ acute concerns – whether that is a known desire to fill a prescription or a question on whether or not to go to the ER.

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A Few Rules

The person who tells the most compelling story wins. Not the best idea. Just the story that catches people’s attention and gets them to nod their heads.

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NYC: Looking To Its Past To Understand Its Future

There has been a lot of recent talk about the impending death of New York City.

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Obvious Things That Are Easy To Ignore

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody ever observes,” says Sherlock Holmes.

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Book: The Psychology of Money

My book, The Psychology of Money, is now out.

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Save Like A Pessimist, Invest Like An Optimist

In 1984 Jane Pauley interviewed 28-year-old Bill Gates. “Some people call you a genius,” Pauley said. “I know that might embarrass you but …”

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Alternative Forms of Wealth

Covid has forced many of us to spend unprecedented amounts of time with a few people (spouses, kids, roommates). You’re wealthy if you still enjoy their company after six months of unbroken socialization.

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