Browsing archives for 'Philosophy'

Warren Buffett and optimism for our future

Business , Investing , Philosophy 26 February 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve long been a huge fan of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – their words of wisdom often go beyond the narrow confines of ‘value investing’ and into every day life. Contrary to the tone of what you might read on the front page of newspapers or on CNN.com, Buffett’s latest Berkshire Hathaway annual letter [...]

Knowing where the pipes are buried

Business , Philosophy 17 February 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the tenets of investing is similar to what any company or sports team strategically attempts to do every day: find a competitive advantage. In investing, an advantage can come in three forms: analytical, psychological or informational. Analytical advantages come from being able to analyze data better than others, which is very hard to get. [...]

An engineering mentality

Business , Philosophy 18 January 2011 | 0 Comments

In many cultures – but unfortunately not to the same extent here in the United States – being an engineer is one of the highest status positions one can have, on par with being a medical doctor.  Even the US, rewards are reaped as engineers command far above average salaries.  Statistics show that the college major [...]

The 0.01% Chance

Business , Investing , Philosophy 5 February 2010 | 12 Comments

When that first idea pops in your head, it’s easy to be a wild-eyed optimist as an aspiring entrepreneur.  Of course you’re going to change the world – whether that be in search, education, or the music industry. But what are the real odds that your idea becomes a complete success – that you get [...]

“Force of character”

Business , Philosophy 26 January 2010 | 0 Comments

I once sat in on a talk given by an entrepreneur who, in the early 2000s, dropped his steady (and extremely high) paycheck from an investment bank, moved to India, and opened up an outsourcing firm.  The highlight of the talk came when he described the bureaucratic hoops he needed to jump through to start [...]

Words of wisdom from Alfred North Whitehead

Philosophy 10 January 2010 | 0 Comments

Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher, espoused an academic view of the world best described as coming from a polymath – fighting the “fatal unconnectedness of academic disciplines.” His multi-disciplinary view of learning and the sciences led him to great contributions, most notably Principia Mathematica with Bertrand Russell. However, his theological work, Process and [...]

Philosophy 25 September 2009 |

It has been described by traditional writers and journalists as an undefined, unrefined and unrestrained medium. That may be but blogs can confer benefits to the author that go far beyond the highly constructive process of putting thoughts to paper. What are some of the benefits? exposure that leads to a job or career that [...]