second wave

Preparing For a Second Wave

History suggests we need to plan for a second wave of the pandemic. Or don’t—it’s your call. I hope you’re right. But I’m not planning on it.

patriotism

“The Highest Form of Patriotism”

I hope you’re safe. I hope you’re healthy and happy and free. I share that hope for all people. If you share that hope, consider how you should act on it. Maybe I’ll see you out there.

meritocracy

Jeff Bezos and the Meritocracy Kings

The cream rises to the top. The most fit deserve the most reward. Bah! That’s rubbish. Meritocracy ignores luck and survivorship bias, and we need to fix it

ask for proof

How to trust someone? Ask for proof

It’s a lesson in personal finance and a lesson for life. If you don’t know how to trust someone, start by asking for proof.

Memento mori

Memento Mori

The point of ‘memento mori’ isn’t to cause fear or to be morbid. It’s not a downer. It’s motivation, and inspiration, and a gentle, true reminder of what’s coming.

biggest lesson from COVID-19

The Biggest Lesson from COVID-19

Slack. Margin. Room for error. Safety net. Insurance. So many phrases, but they all represent the biggest lesson from COVID-19.

change in ten years

A Lot Can Change in Ten Years

We overestimate the change that occurs in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.