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Doing what you say

I came across this interview with Warren Buffet over the weekend. It’s not new. But he does say some interesting things about how to negotiate. We all have to negotiate things in life. And we all have different approaches. Warren’s approach is both simple and… Read More

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Working from somewhere

From the outset, people have been predicting that the internet would become a decentralizing force for cities. That is, technology would allow us to spread out and work from anywhere — perhaps from a small mountain town in the BC interior. While working from home… Read More

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Revenue minus expenses

One of the most important rules in personal finance is that you should live within your means. Sure you might be stretching to invest or start a business but, generally speaking, people who specialize in this sort of thing (which is not me) will tell… Read More

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The Attention Diet

I read the first few sentences of this article and immediately thought to myself, “Yup, this is the world we now live in. Attention spans are dwindling.” And since Monday was back to work for many of us, I figured it was timely. The piece… Read More

Market power in tech

Benedict Evan’s latest post on Microsoft, IBM, and anti-trust is excellent. In it he argues (reminds us) that market power during one generation of tech, doesn’t necessarily guarantee market power in the next. And that anti-trust intervention isn’t actually responsible for Microsoft missing out on,… Read More