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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Time efficiency

Recently, I received a Dutch article that translates like: the ones trying to live more efficiently, will lack time for anything. The solution is, however, quite simple: stop or silence smartphone notifications. Also see recent WSJ article: How fixing notifications changed my relationship with my phone. Our obsession with time efficiency has increasingly resulted in...

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Solomon’s paradox

Recently, I noticed an article of which the subject has been on my mind for a very long time. Why am I better in advising others than in advising myself? Big Think-2023: "In 2014, a paper from psychologists Igor Grossman and Ethan Kross introduced the idea of Solomon’s paradox." "Their research revealed two things. One was that people “display wiser...

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Tech and Geopolitical Cycles (GPF)

GeoPolitical title: Tech and Geopolitical Cycles By: George Friedman (eg, Wiki) Date: 24 January 2023 "There have been seemingly endless reports of massive layoffs in the tech industry. Partly they are due to economic circumstances, of course, but overlooked in the reports is the inherent maturity of the tech industry. By maturity, I mean two things: The rate of...

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Global Property Market Faces $175 Billion Debt Spiral (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Global Property Market Faces $175 Billion Debt Spiral Bloomberg subtitle: A sharp drop in commercial real estate is bleeding into the real economy. By: Neil Callanan Date: 20 January 2023 "The slump in the world’s biggest asset class has spread from the housing market to commercial real estate, threatening to unleash waves of credit turmoil across...

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Boredom vs curiosity

Lately, I've been watching movies or series, either on streaming media or on TV, that are boring. However, boredom is a prerequisite for curiosity, either external (ie, through our senses) or internal (ie, inside your mind). See my blogs on boredom versus curiosity. I suppose I should make some kind of a change in my life. I'm clueless about what (kind of) change....

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You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar 

Recently, I was reminded of the above saying as I had a choice in my response: angry, cynical, or playing dumb. That choice also relates to my blog Choose your battles wisely. Moreover, a 2013 article in Foreign Policy argued that "There are many more ways to be a fool than there are to be a genius". Perhaps, I would have used vinegar if there had been a time...

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