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WallStreetBets, GameStop & devil take the hindmost

Watching the WallStreetBets/GameStop saga unfold is like watching a movie like “Lone Survivor” where you already know that the characters are doomed to a tragic death, you just don’t know how it’s going to happen. In many ways, it is all-too apt exclamation point for an era where so many have decided that truth is … Continue reading WallStreetBets, GameStop & devil take the hindmost

Lies, Damned Lies, and Covid-19 Statistics

One of my pet peeves is that way in which many people can’t seem to grasp the basics of statistics. Every day, I see news reports about the Covid-19 crisis in California, and some try to use these reports to argue that California’s problems prove that Covid-19 lockdowns are a waste of time, and that … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies, and Covid-19 Statistics

Conventional, Contrarian, Conspiracy Theorist

I recently ran across a tweet from my friend Ben Casnocha that quoted conservative thinker Ross Douthat: The “outsider intellectual” archetype who believes conspiracy theories, e.g. stolen elections: “Extremely smart people whose self-identification is bound up in constantly questioning and doubting official forms of knowledge.” https://twitter.com/bencasnocha/status/1337271852717129730 I have a number of very smart friends who … Continue reading Conventional, Contrarian, Conspiracy Theorist

Voting For Donald Trump’s Re-election is an Evil Act

In Part 1, I laid out my analysis of President Donald Trump and the petty nature of his evil. But in recent months, his evil has taken a dangerous and disturbing turn. On September 23, during a White House press briefing, he was asked: “Win, lose, or draw in this election, will you commit here, … Continue reading Voting For Donald Trump’s Re-election is an Evil Act

Donald Trump and the Pettiness of Evil

With the 2020 U.S. Presidential election just days away, I wanted to make my feelings clear. In this post, I’ll discuss the nature of President Donald Trump’s evil, and in my next post, I’ll argue for why every American, whether liberal or conservative, should not vote for him. As many other writers have noted, it … Continue reading Donald Trump and the Pettiness of Evil

What The World Series Can Teach Us About Covid-19

Last night, my hometown baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, won the World Series for the first time since 1988. I can still remember the 1988 World Series, which featured Kirk Gibson’s famous walk-off home run in Game 1 (my dad and I started off watching the game at our local Shakey’s pizzeria, and finished … Continue reading What The World Series Can Teach Us About Covid-19

Why The Index Card Is My Most Important Productivity Tool

We live in a world that obsessed with productivity, technology, and productivity technology. Conduct a Google search, or look in any app store, and you’ll find a seemingly endless supply of productivity tools. Yet despite all this amazing technology, do you feel like you’re more productive today than you were 10 years ago? I’m both … Continue reading Why The Index Card Is My Most Important Productivity Tool

Announcing The Global Scaling Academy Community

I’m excited to announce that we are opening the doors to the Global Scaling Academy in 16 days (October 15).  One of the things I love about being an author, investor, and mentor is getting the chance to work with amazing people. It’s one of the things I miss most during this pandemic. That’s why … Continue reading Announcing The Global Scaling Academy Community

US 2020 Presidential Debate: Trump-Biden I (Biden wins by decision)

My quick presidential debate takes: 1) I wish I had those two hours back. 2) President Trump was energetic, but came across as a mendacious bully. His best moment was probably when he challenged his opponent to name a law enforcement organization that had endorsed him and Biden was rescued by the clock running out … Continue reading US 2020 Presidential Debate: Trump-Biden I (Biden wins by decision)