Archive | October 2008

Olivia takes some steps

This is my niece Olivia working on her walking. It’s amazing how quickly big things become little in our daily lives. I walk a lot, every day, but I know that it has been a very long time since I was this excited to take a few steps. It’s a nice reminder to take nothing for granted. I feel grateful for how easily I get around day in and day out.

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Practically Speaking – Creative People Say Inspiration Isn’t All Luck – NYTimes.com

SUCCESSFUL inventors, entrepreneurs and writers say they are often asked where their big ideas came from. They will acknowledge that serendipity often plays a role. But equally as important, they say, is having an open mind — especially in tumultuous times like these. Big and small ideas are out there, they say, if you are looking for them.

Practically Speaking – Creative People Say Inspiration Isn’t All Luck – NYTimes.com

Practically Speaking – Creative People Say Inspiration Isn’t All Luck – NYTimes.com

SUCCESSFUL inventors, entrepreneurs and writers say they are often asked where their big ideas came from. They will acknowledge that serendipity often plays a role. But equally as important, they say, is having an open mind — especially in tumultuous times like these. Big and small ideas are out there, they say, if you are looking for them.

Practically Speaking – Creative People Say Inspiration Isn’t All Luck – NYTimes.com

Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Munger: “The whole secret of successful investing [full-timers] is non-diversification. If you know nothing –> diversity.” Buffett: “There are situations, for the full-time investor, where it’d be a mistake not to invest 50% of your net worth in one business.”

Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Munger: “The whole secret of successful investing [full-timers] is non-diversification. If you know nothing –> diversity.” Buffett: “There are situations, for the full-time investor, where it’d be a mistake not to invest 50% of your net worth in one business.”

Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Op-Ed Contributor – Buy American. I Am. – NYTimes.com

A simple yet powerful Op-Ed from Buffett: “A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors.” Check it out

Op-Ed Contributor – Buy American. I Am. – NYTimes.com

Fred Wilson: America Needs A Turnaround Plan

“Tough times call for tough calls”…I really agree with everything Fred says in this post. I don’t really like to discuss politics too much simply because it never is a rational conversation. It seems to me most people are very religious in their approach to political discussions. By that I mean, they are never wrong and their viewpoints tend to rely more on their upbringing / past beliefs than facts of the situation. I try to be very logical and business oriented in my approach to politics. I think Fred does too, and that is why I like this post so much. He explains his perspective better than I could. check it out.

Fred Wilson: America Needs A Turnaround Plan