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Mercenary Links April 15th: 1990

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April 15, 2014
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Mercenary Links April 15th: China expected slowest growth since 1990... gold tumbles most in 16 weeks... rising rents pricing out the middle class... legal nudity in Munich, a look inside Google X, and more.
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Dumb Tourist: Michael Lewis “Flash Boys” Review

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April 2, 2014
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I am (or sad to say, was) a huge Michael Lewis fan. Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side and The Big Short are all classics. With that said, Flash Boys is terrible. It is not just a major whiff, but a travesty. And it really ticked me off.
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Afraid of Their Own Shadows

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March 4, 2014
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"...investors are all afraid of their own shadows now..."
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Lessons From The Palindrome

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February 26, 2014
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George Soros, aka “the Palindrome,” recently reclaimed the top spot among the top ten hedge fund managers of all time. A fitting opportunity to revisit his wisdom...
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Four Types of Market Participant (or, How to Spot a Bad Moon Rising)

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February 13, 2014
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"If you really get this concept, you are on your way to understanding how the great Stan D. made 30%+ compounded over 30 years..."
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Getting On the Rough Road

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February 11, 2014
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Are you on the road to greatness? If not... why not?
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The Trouble With Rocks

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January 22, 2014
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"Only playing super-premium hands" -- i.e. being a rock -- is not a desirable strategy, in poker or in markets. Here's why.
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Consumer Retail Stocks – Return of the Bear?

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January 13, 2014
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Carnage in consumer retail stocks could lead to broad sentiment shift -- or even awaken the hibernating bear...
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The Power of Embracing Mistakes

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January 3, 2014
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Winners evolve -- and committed evolution means embracing a culture of mistakes.
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Seven Things I Would Tell the Younger Me

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December 19, 2013
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If you could go back in time, what would you tell the younger you? Jack mulls and responds...
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Take Your Lame Consensus Forecasts and Shove ‘Em

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December 18, 2013
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Rant warning: The annual predictions from Wall Street are obnoxiously worthless. You'd be better off listening to Britney Spears or Spongebob Squarepants...
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Advantage Synthesizers

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December 17, 2013
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"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom..."
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How Germany is Killing Europe

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December 16, 2013
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Germany is flat-out waging economic war on its fellow EU countries...
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Behold the Apex Predator: “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” Review

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November 12, 2013
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The broader inspirational lesson from the Amazon story... is the reaffirmation of what's possible when motivated dreamers decide to work harder, work smarter, and break traditional molds all at the same time
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Ditch the Hedonic Treadmill

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August 27, 2013
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You've heard the saying, "It's the journey, not the destination." The wisdom in this old saw is backed by behavioral science...
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