Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Book Review: The Wisdom Of Psychopaths

OK, this is sort of a fun book review.  Would you be more successful if you were cooler under pressure, didn't worry about consequences, had unlimited faith in yourself, and could read people's minds? What if you were also a gifted conversationalist and were a master of romance?

Perhaps you should be more like a psychopath.  At least that's the amusing conceit of this book, which one imagines is written partly in jest.

But here's the serious idea: what if psychopaths aren't really evil, just hyper-intelligent people who don't believe in our hypocritical and illogical morality? 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Amazon's New Headquarters Quest

What Really Happens When Amazon Comes To Your Town

I'm actually fairly confident it's going to be Austin. The article above talks about the two-tier inequalities and skyrocketing house prices that follow. We shall see.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sell a % of Your Future Income for Cash Now

You can sell a % of your future income to rich backers in exchange for college tuition now.

From Time:

Upstart encourages students to go their own way. This is how it works: Beginning in the spring of their junior year, college students or recent grads—anyone from a poet who wants to start a literary magazine to a business major looking to build a boutique hotel in Brazil—can apply to be an “upstart”. The applicant is screened to make sure they are who they say they are and the company predicts how much money they will make over the next decade. That information becomes their funding rate, which helps determine how much they can borrow and how much they will need to repay. On average, for every $6,000 a student wants to borrow, they must pay back 1% of their income. (Right now, Upstart is very selective about the students it accepts—they want people with high-quality profiles and clear goals—but in the future Girouard says they would like less of the arbitrar of who is funded, so long as a set of minimum requirements are met, and let the marketplace decide.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Getting Industry Reports Video Tutorial

Made a video about getting industry reports! Two good choices are Passport GMID.and Marketline Advantage.