My $2 Million Apple Mistake

It was Thanksgiving weekend twenty years ago. I had been watching the stock for a couple of months. It was pummeled on soft results in September and seemed cheap to me. On Sunday night, I looked at the Value Line

Farnam Street’s Great Mental Models

“So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” — The Golden Rule as expressed in Matthew 7:12 Hanlon’s Razor advises us to give others the benefit

The Case for Balanced Skepticism

Social norms govern how individuals interact with each other and with society at large. Many norms have been incorporated into legal systems but most continue to be informal conventions. A significant percentage of the population will fail to adhere to

The Hazards of Talking to Strangers

“So, guys, how did the trip to Japan go? Did you get the software installed?” “It was great! The clients loved us and are super happy about the installation! The boss even took us out for dinner the last night

Avoiding 21st Century Twaddle

“Man, as a social animal who has the gift of language, is born to prattle and to pour out twaddle that does much damage when serious work is being attempted. Some people produce copious amounts of twaddle and others very

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