Author Archives: John Galt

What Successful People Do Differently

Today I want to share a great podcast I just listened to on “What Successful People Do Differently”. It’s a great 20 min listen. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a motivational¬†psychologist¬†and author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, gives the talk. … Continue reading

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Beware of the ‘inside view’

Daniel Kahneman has been popping up a lot on my radar lately. He wrote a great piece in the NYTimes about confidence, and more recently he wrote about the differences between the ‘inside view’ and the ‘outside view’. Basically, the … Continue reading

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Our Relationship with e-books: It’s Complicated

e-Books are here to stay. However, while we’ve been able to share our thoughts, in 140 characters or less, on just about anything for years, (or longer form exposes, such as blogs, for over a decade), there are still very … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Steve Jobs

Really powerful speech by Steve Jobs’ half sister. Humanizes a man we’ve seen revolutionize technology. Highly recommended. I can only hope that when I am gone I am viewed as half the man Steve was.

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Seven Billion

Any day now, the world’s population will hit 7 billion. That’s right. 7 billion people. That is a lot of people! We have added nearly a billion people to the planet since 1998. That is incredible, to me. Joel Cohen, … Continue reading

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A Nightclub on your Smartphone

Have you ever heard of Badoo? Neither had I. Yet the service boasts 68M users, worldwide. It is, according to the Economist, basically a way to meet people near you. It sounds to me like a chat room, but targeted … Continue reading

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Roll Up Our Sleeves or Limp On?

Thomas Friedman has a(nother) great Op-Ed up in the NYTimes about the hard choices we must make, as a nation (Thanks to LDR for this!). He sums up the fundamental issue in the intro perfectly: “We can either have a … Continue reading

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Faster than the Speed of Light?

I meant to post on this last week, so apologies on the delay. Short story: scientists in Switzerland have demonstrated that particles can move faster than the speed of light. However, given that the theory of special relativity (thank you, … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Michael Bloomberg

You may or may not have strong opinions about the mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg. You may agree or disagree with his politics. But we can all agree that the self-made billionaire is a supremely interesting guy. Fast Company has … Continue reading

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Extreme Schooling: Russia Edition

Clifford Levy, a correspondent for the NYTimes, spent 5 years in Russia. He moved out in 2006 – with his three young children. Rather than enroll them in an international school, where most expats/diplomats, etc send their children, the Levy’s … Continue reading

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