Monthly Archives: August 2012

Numbness in November

“How praiseworthy it is that a prince keep his word and governs by candor instead of craft, everyone knows. Yet the experience of our own time shows that those princes who had little regard for their word and had the … Continue reading

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Market Becalmed

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“As a wave increases in height, its mass increases exponentially, as does the energy released when it breaks.” –Jon Krakauer, in Mark Foo’s Last Ride Big wave surfers could be said to be certifiably insane. They purposely paddle into huge waves for … Continue reading

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On the Math of Politicians

Georgia peaches are fabulous, arguably the best in the world. Peach farmers in Georgia produce lots more peaches than they or their fellow Georgians can eat, and peach farming is very important to the economy in Georgia so, to keep the … Continue reading

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Preparing for a fall this Fall

“We don’t just want to survive uncertainty, just about make it. We want to survive uncertainty and, in addition–like a certain class of aggressive Roman Stoics–have the last word.” —Nassim Taleb Maybe you disremember, but we had a stock market mania … Continue reading

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Fast Food for Foodies

“I have not had a brussells sprout for ten years, but I will have these four times a week.” —Customer at LYFE Kitchen You need a TurboChef impingement oven in your  life. And a Combi oven and a one-inch thick … Continue reading

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Investing in Innovation

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“Is it a new idea, or is it just new  to me?” The pertinent question He’s been a trader at a bank for a number of years, but he obviously still needs some seasoning. “I can’t see not owning Apple,” … Continue reading

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