Things We “Shouldn’t Talk About” – Immigration, Media & Politics

“It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it’s uncomfortable to talk about.” — Al Franken Last week Trump confused a lot of people, myself included, by insinuating that something awful had happened in Sweden the day before. Was it a terrorist attack? Nope, nothing really remarkable happened. Later he clarified that his statement was referring […]

(N)ex(t)pert – Why We Keep Searching For The Next Expert

“In long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.” — Daniel Kahneman After predicting the election results in 49 of the 50 states correctly back in 2008, Nate Silver became the go to expert. A position that was cemented in 2012 when he correctly predicted the results in 50 […]

Remember When…? – Yeah, And It Wasn’t Like That

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” — Doug Larson I’ve got this thing for the 80’s. No lie, I got it bad. I love the music, the fashion, almost everything. But listening to people who lived through it, well, it wasn’t all that hot. Today I understand why. A producer […]

What 80% Of Readers Won’t Do – 3 Lessons From The Self-Help Section

“Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.” — Kevin Smith It’s great when people ask you what books they should pick up. But lately I’ve been getting asked about books on self-help, personal development, and self improvement. I’ve noticed it trending towards people who ask something like: “What books should I […]