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Roger Berkowitz on Fish, Food, and Legal Sea Foods

Seafood is highly perishable and supply is often uncertain. Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Sea Foods talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of running 34 seafood restaurants up and down the east coast. Berkowitz draws...Show More Summary

Five Observations For Surviving The Modern Workplace

This post might serve as some indication as to the type of week I’ve had. One where the veil has been pulled aside to further clarify some observations that I’ve noticed in my long and winding career journey. 1. Our organization is not our family. This very notion that my organization is a family has always made […]

Video: Paul Tudor Jones and Peter Borish on trading

Hello, gang. Long time, no update (here on the blog). Today we have some great weekend videos for you that bridge the trading past with the present. I think you'll enjoy them. Longtime readers and followers of Finance Trends may recall our posting the Paul Tudor Jones Trader documentary way back in the early days of this bull market. Show More Summary

A Bedtime Story – (Product Review Discussion)

Product Review Discussion: Why I decided to review a (seemingly unrelated) product, what I negotiated with the company (and why), how this opportunity came about, and how I'm promoting it for them. - - This should easily give you some creative ideas for your own blog!

Workplace at Sea

Not your standard workplace: a fascinating video of life on a container ship. [HT: Rick Miller]

One Hundred and Forty Five Years Ago Today

The world’s first underground tube railway opens in London, England. IN 1869, a 1,340 foot circular tunnel was dug under the River Thames, running from Tower Hill on the north side to Vine Lane (off Tooley Street) on the south. Then a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge railway was laid in the tunnel and […]

Man Visits 15 Banks Collecting Pennies To Pay Property Taxes – And Still Falls Short

Calling property taxes "unethical, unchristian-like and above all, it is thievery," tax protester Steven Piotrowski finally paid off his 2013 Montgomery County property taxes this week, preventing a sheriff's sale at the last minute. He initially decided to make a statement by paying off his bill with 83,160 pennies.

The end of app isolation: How our apps will work together to serve us better

GUEST: In mobile, “context” is everything. Where you are, what time is it, what you are doing — these things are essential elements to delivering a great mobile experience. But let’s be honest: Since the dawn of first iPhone eight years ago, apps can’t and don’t do context as well as we’d like. That’s because they […]


First, a brief motivational video. [HT: Lou Rodarte] And then an observation by General Stanley McChrystal in his book, Team of Teams: Prediction is not the only way to confront threats; developing resilience, learning how to reconfigure to confront the unknown, is a much more effective way to respond to a complex environment.

Inspiration from Carl Sandburg, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jon Ronson, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Eleanor Roosevelt on pushing your limits “Do one...Show More Summary

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for August 1, 2015

Must- and Should-Reads: Must-Read: Paul Krugman: [Fire Phasers]( Charles Kenny: ["Donald Trump is wrong: Immigration isn’t a problem—it’s the solution to a shrinking, aging U.S. population..."]( More Summary

Robots won’t fully catch on until they can see and touch like we do

GUEST: What holds machines back the most today has nothing to do with brainpower, but their inability to interact with the physical world in an even remotely human manner.

Black Coffee: All We Need Is a Little More Faith and Optimism

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Can you believe it’s August already? Hard to believe summer is just about half over. Okay, off we go … Credits and Debits Debit: Americans who have read the fine print in their annual Social Security statement know that the listed benefits aren’t […]

Poetry Break

Roald Dahl's "Crocky-Wock The Crocodile." I used to read this to my kids. It was better than "Little Bo-Peep."

Storm Approaching from the East Valley

We can certainly use it. More is expected this weekend. We had a dust storm in the middle of the night a few days ago which is sort of underwhelming because what's the use of a good dust storm if you don't get to see it roll in? That plus no water. Show More Summary

Social Inequality in the 21st Century

Social Inequality is traditionally defined as the existence of unequal opportunities for different social positions or statuses for various individuals within a group or society. Normally it refers to people of different genders, ages and ethnicities. Show More Summary

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