Archive for August, 2012

  • How to Get Hired By a Millennial
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 7:58 pm, Comments: 0

    I know there are a lot of undergrad, graduate, and young professional finance types who read this blog. You are looking to learn and do interesting things with your career. You obviously accept the fact that the world is changing quickly and the Wall Street Journal is no longer your only or even primary source [...]

  • I’m Done Being Sick of Being Sick
    Posted by on August 14th, 2012 at 5:17 pm, Comments: 0

    Along with being kryptonite to any electronic device known to man, and a quickly receding hairline in my mid 20′s, my other major genetic flaw is a horrible stomach. Oh you say it’s ridiculous to think that destroying electronic devices with just one touch is something genetic, that I am just a klutz who pushes his equipment too hard, well [...]

  • The Replacement Heuristic
    Posted by on August 8th, 2012 at 5:31 pm, Comments: 0

    All day long we answer questions. Who should be the next president? Do you love me? What do you want for dinner? Are you tired? Should I buy that stock? Our brains don’t just go and answer those questions straight up, they are too difficult and we as a species are naturally lazy. We don’t [...]

  • Has Access Over Ownership Crossed The Chasm Yet?
    Posted by on August 7th, 2012 at 6:30 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the reasons I love Twitter is that it is an amazing sentiment engine if you pay attention. The problem for many people is that you really need to live inside Twitter in order to use it this way, it’s not something you “check”, it’s something that is omnipresent in your life. It is [...]

  • Why Fidelity Dumping Facebook is Such a Disastrous Signal for the Market
    Posted by on August 2nd, 2012 at 3:58 pm, Comments: 0

    As reported by Joe Light in the WSJ today, Fidelity is dumping Facebook shares left and right. If this were a singular event that didn’t have bearing on anything outside of Facebook’s share price, which it is obviously disastrous for, it really wouldn’t be reason for broader alarm as the title says it is. But unfortunately that’s [...]

  • Why Is Making New Friends So Hard
    Posted by on August 1st, 2012 at 9:56 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m not one of those people that has 1,000,000 friends, never have been, never will be. I’m definitely not the person everyone calls to see what’s going on this weekend, and I don’t command the attention of everyone when I walk into a room. Some people are like that, I’m not, and I’m perfectly fine [...]