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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


The elephant in the room

There's an elephant in the room and we prefer not to mention its name: fear. We prefer blaming people for not willing to work after having received government support in order to survive (eg, National Review). My girlfriend is a doctor and meets people who don't dare going back to work. I'm unwilling booking a vacation flight as I fear that...

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Spac share prices slump as enthusiasm wanes (FT)

Financial Times title: Spac share prices slump as enthusiasm wanesFinancial Times subtitle: Companies that came to market via blank-cheque deals are trading at an average of 39% down from their highsBy: Ortenca Aliaj and James Fontanella-KhanDate: 2 May 2021"Shares in businesses that went public through deals with “blank-cheque” companies have dropped by an...

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People need and want to believe

Lately, I've been watching the Mentalist again on Amazon Prime Video. In many episodes, you'll hear Patrick Jane (a.k.a. Simon Baker) saying: "There's no such thing as a psychic". Still, people around him continue believing that he actually is. His denial is fruitless. This observation brings me to today's blog title: People need and want to believe.On 19...

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Life is less boring

Last weekend, I was having a late lunch / early dinner outside at a nearby restaurant. It felt good feeling the warmth of the sun on my face. I was enjoying one of my favourite dishes: vitello tonnato. Suddenly, a thought came into my mind: life is less boring (again). Probably, it makes sense: less freedom = more boredom (eg, captivity). There's an...

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What are your plans?

My new girlfriend has asked me twice already about my plans. Her question feels like one of the lines from the 2009 book and 2012 rom-com "Think like a man, act like a woman": what are your (short term & long term) goals? I’m not sure that I have any, apart from reconnecting with my daughter. Recently, I reconnected with my BFF. That leaves only one item on...

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