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Hi Tian, I am refining the text with inputs from you and Chris. There are two ways of addressing the issue. One is pedantic logic: The wording says nothing of there being another letter on the back, only about […]
Well it certainly is in southern Europe and most emerging markets and especially South Africa.
BUT NOT in Germany.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ for short), which regular readers will by now know […]
The austerity debate is clearly not over. Keynes prevailed in the crisis when the alternative was to horrible to stomach. I don’t think one should mix two issues: emergency measures at the hight of the crisis and […]
I omitted to state that of course “playing” should be removed from the text.
Things are not always as they seem. I was most amused last week when a client and friend who recently finished first in his MBA year at a top Business School in South Africa recounted the following case study they […]
“Obtuticity” will bring you nowhere, Chris!
I find Niall Ferguson’s works lucid, rational and broadminded. His The Ascent of Money is one of the major historical overviews I have ever read. His account of the […]
Hi Chris, I am not sure what you mean by saying that all your cards are identical on one side? You must turn over E, because the rule states that if it has a vowel on the one side, it should have an even number […]
Buffet clearly understand that you it is more important to look for facts that disprove your notions or theories than for instance that support your opinion – if you want to find the truth of the […]
Hi Chris. thinking in falsification mode is extremely difficult, it’s more than will power that’s at stake, wee seem to have a psychological barrier against so thinking. By far the most difficult question in the […]
Pay attention to information that seems to disprove your beliefs!
Darwin had the habit of writing down contradictory information within 30 minutes of coming across it, not doing this, he said, allowed the brain […]
Hi Chris, once again, wouldn’t you like to write a guest blog for me on the subject?
I Chris, it is certainly similar to the Dunning-Kruger effect. Of course sometimes the uninitiated do see the emperor lacking clothes much more clearly than the uninitiated. And yes, I noted the Reinhart Rogofff […]
The founder of Atari, and the guy who gave Steve Jobs his first job wrote one of the most refreshing books on recruiting and retaining staff that I have come across in a very long time.
The book is Finding the […]
Hi Chris, thanks for pointing this out. I concede the second one. Re the debate on deflation / inflation I saw the televised debate between him an Niall Ferguson on the topic and I think Krugman is somewhat over […]
That is how Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s premier pro Merkel newspaper, my favourite reading on a Sunday morning describes George Soros.
Two issues in the interview intrigued me.
The first […]
But poorly understood. It has been called the first book on sociology and still the best – after 500 years. It is the book that you cannot do without if you want to understand how political power works and how to […]
Hi Johann, see my comments below Chris’s remark. Good intentions seem to weaken our critical faculties. It is as if we are so satisfied with them that we think things will turn out right because of the good intentions.
Hi Chris, I think a change would have turned it into another experiment, testing something different. I also considered your remark below and still think the experiment was set up correctly for what it wanted to […]