rePost:Finding Happiness:Stumbling and Mumbling: Money, reputation and happiness

Image via Wikipedia I suspect there might not be. One reason why I think I’m happier now than when I was younger (despite the U-shape in happiness over the life cycle) is precisely that I’ve stopped giving a damn what anyone thinks about me. If you care about your reputation, you end up worrying about […]

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rePost:Finding Your Thing:Stumbling and Mumbling: Consumption deskilling & utility

Image by madaboutasia via Flickr I am proud to say that i see this in a few of my friends, where other people might ask why? they just do! Why is this? Based on my all too biased personal experience I find that the majority of people I know are like this, consumption maximisers and […]

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rePost : Personal Yearning : The Atlantic Online | March 2009 | How the Crash Will Reshape America | Richard Florida

Image by SUPERL0L0 via Flickr The University of Chicago economist and Nobel laureate Robert Lucas declared that the spillovers in knowledge that result from talent-clustering are the main cause of economic growth. Well-educated professionals and creative workers who live together in dense ecosystems, interacting directly, generate ideas and turn them into products and services faster […]

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-rePost-Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street

Image by SUPERL0L0 via Flickr Thanks to Paul Wilmott for the pointer here. I learned a lot from this article by Felix Salmon and its somewhat fun to read! In the world of finance, too many quants see only the numbers before them and forget about the concrete reality the figures are supposed to represent. […]

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rePost: Excellent Ranty Advice from Paul Wilmott:Paul Wilmott’s Blog: Copulas and Cults

Image via Wikipedia Can’t say I blame him.  People generally hate being different in a real way. The way I observe things, it seems most people just want to stand-out in the center of attention kind of way and not in the different trailblazing kind of way that I admire! What you think of as […]

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