The weekend starts here

The weekend starts here

“When things are calm people believe what they tell themselves. When things are crazy they believe what other people tell them.”  Why we listen to bad forecasts  [4 min read]

“If you can tell a good enough story, you can raise someone’s expectations….and, thus, increase their willingness to pay for something.”  How stories affect how we value things  [5 min read] (and in a very similar vein, if you’ve ever been involved in a start-up, this post might be of interest)

Steve Jobs once said “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.” The difference between speed and velocity [5 min read]

After a year in space, this astronaut’s DNA is no longer the same as his identical twin brother’s [3 min read]

Life is messy [2 min read]

Are you emotionally attached to your investments? Having an emotional connection to a stock is not reason enough to hold something.  [3 min read]

The news this week has been full of how Cambridge Analytica harvested information from Facebook on 50 million users. Egregious as this undoubtedly is, It Takes Two  [3 min read]

Working with a financial planner is not just for the wealthy.  Misconceptions of Working with a Financial Planner  [4 min read]

And finally, some good news (for those of us old enough to remember the seemingly endless reporting of famines around the world in the ‘70s and ‘80s).  Why far fewer people die in famines today  [4 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.

Warm regards