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ray dalio’s “paradigm shifts”

Ray Dalio is widely considered one of the greatest living investors. He is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, as well as a master educator through How the Economic Machine Works and his latest book Principles For Navigating Big Debt Crises. What follows are my...

money, sound and unsound – joseph t. salerno

Joseph Salerno (b. 1950) is an American economist of the Austrian School. In 2010, he wrote Money, Sound and Unsound, where he provides a wide-ranging application of Austrian monetary theory across history. I read this book for a course with Saifedean Ammous: The...

on the origins of money – carl menger

Carl Menger (1840 – 1921) was an economist and founder of the Austrian School of Economics. In 1892, he wrote On the Origins of Money, where he argued that money is not created or sanctified by the State, but instead money naturally emerges from the marketplace. I...

passing the pmp

After dodging the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for 15 years, I finally hit a contract requiring it. Nearly everyone I know who is a PMP attended a week-long cram session for about $4000. Shortly after, they sat for and passed the exam. Clearly,...

walking over creative obstacles

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got. ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the...