One of the things I find interesting about human cognition is how we handle different intellectual tasks. Catching a ball is an INCREDIBLY tough task on the surface, the catcher needs to: estimate the ball’s current location, estimate it’s current direction and speed of travel, apply the force of gravity to it to determine its […]
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There have been a number of signs that have gone up in my area that promise “EARN CEO INCOME FROM HOME”. On the face of it, this is clearly a scam. The way to make CEO income is to become a CEO. There is NO WAY anyone will sell you a program that easily let’s […]
In a recent comment, on a very old post (“5 Ways to Make (or lose) Money With Investment Properties – Part 5 – Buying at a Discount”), Awesome asks “i live in Toronto, how and where do I find the deals”. I found this a perplexing question, as the assumption seems to be that there’s […]
When I was growing up, the 80’s cartoons each had standard issue goods guys and bad guys. Autobots battled Decepticons, G.I. Joes battled Cobra, and He-Man battled Skeletor. I think I outgrew cartoons (at least this style of animation) when the villains’ consistent focus on “evilness” began to ring false. The most extreme case of […]
In real estate there are listing which can be called “pocket listings“, “in pocket listings”, or “exclusive listings”. In each case the idea is the same, an agent *DOESN’T* advertise the property in order not to share the commission with another agent (by representing both the buyer and seller) or to only share the commission […]
In John Reed’s “How to Write, Publish & Sell Your Own How-To Book” he refers to Dan Poynter’s work repeatedly. In my review of that book, Tim from Canadian Dream also directed me to Poynter, so when my local library had a copy of his “Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books” I had to check […]
I was happy to get a copy from a friend of John T. Reed’s “How to Write, Publish, & Sell Your Own How-To Book” which I’ve been wanting to read for a while. In articles, and in other books, Mr. Reed has discussed that he got started on writing “How-To” books when a friend suggested […]
Some time ago, while writing a reassurance post about the stock market melt-down, Mike pointed out that for most people our career is our biggest asset. I think Mike made a good point: given the choice between the loss of an investment portfolio or the loss of a career, the career is more valuable. However, I […]