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Self-Knowledge for Investment Success

Here is the transcript of the video. It explores self-knowledge for investment success. In college, I was very inspired by Socrates’ advice, “Know thyself!” Indeed, I spent years attempting to do just that, chewing and digesting everything I could in philosophy, psychology, literature, history and every other subject. And I cavorted with gurus and holy men and with holy women. And …

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Swinging at Life’s Curveballs

[Dear Reader: What folows is, more or less, a transcription of the video. Thank you, Mark] Has life ever thrown you a curveball? For example, you have high hopes about a new job. The HR director says, “You’re going to love working here!” But your new boss turns out to be a cantankerous curmudgeon. Or have you ever fallen in …

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Get Rich By Predicting Trends

[Dear Readers, This is the text of the video. Please scroll down to the the bottom of this post, to find the video. Then, you can read the text. Whatever you like. Thank you, Mark] Do you have the gift of prophesy? If you do, you can get very rich, very fast! But in truth, prophesy isn’t just a gift, …

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The Limits of Leadership

It’s not surprising that there exist almost as many books on leadership as there are books offering weight-loss diets. That’s because no theory of leadership — when efforts are made to actually implement it — ever quite succeeds. Most often the “change initiatives,” that it inspires will be short-lived. Or, even worse, its implementation will create untoward consequences that the theory’s …

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How to Laugh All the Way to the Bank

It’s been observed that “Ha! Ha! and Aha! have much in common. There is, indeed, a curious relation between getting a joke and the act of discovery. That secret something — that prompts us to laugh and causes us to be amazed by what we discover — also offers a valuable clue to anyone seeking lucrative business and investment opportunities. …