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The Lens Of Asymmetry

The Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) claims that if an investor wants higher rewards they must take greater risk. This belief in the symmetry of the public market is one of the pillars of EMH. The idea that you can find an investment that is low-risk and high-reward, on the other hand, would be asymmetrical.

Writing Unoriginal Content

If you look over my blog posts you’ll see they have giant multi-year gaps between them. The main reason is simply my changing interests, and/or cynicism, at a given moment, and how I get caught up with other activities. I’ve repeated one reason to explain this to myself for years, “someone has already said this, and has said it better.

The Psychology of Censorship

Most Americans condemn censorship unconditionally, regardless of their political party. We are patriotically proud of our freedom. We have access to just about any book that has ever been on a “banned” list, and generally maintain a belief of superiority over other countries, such as China, due to their censorship.

10 Early Indicators of a Toxic Workplace

The importance of culture has been becoming more evident as more and more workplaces strive to redefine what it means to work and be happy. Books like Delivering Happiness and The Culture Code are becoming required reading for early-stage startups to unicorns like AirBnB. Bottom line: a good culture is important.

How Much Time Should You Invest in Training

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” - Not actually Abraham Lincoln This quote has almost become cliché but I constantly see that, by and large, its message is being ignored. I am laying out a framework to aid decisions around whether training is worth it and at exactly what point is it worth it.

How North Star Metrics Can Lead You South

What is a North Start Metric (NSM)? Let’s start with a definition: The North Star Metric is the single metric that best captures the core value that your product delivers to customers. - What is a North Star Metric It serves to unify a company or department to produce a single result that everyone can concentrate on.