Monthly Archives: September 2012

Risk Management (and why most people get it wrong)

Why is Philip Morris still in business? Why do some people refuse to board an airplane? Do you play the  lottery? Most people are horrible at risk management. Our human brains aren’t wired to handle probability calculations. There’s a ton … Continue reading

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Why Getting Started Is Good Advice

In a guest post on I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Cal Newport argues that the conventional wisdom about big accomplishment, which says getting started is the key to success, might be dead wrong. I disagree.

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Making Career Vertically Is Like Overtaking Without Changing Lanes

During my professional life as an Industrial Engineer, I’ve considered a number of career moves. This was either because I received an offer, or because I applied for a position. Some, I accepted. Others, I declined. I imagine it’s that … Continue reading

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