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Presidents' Day was a great time to catch up on reading. Here are the top articles and stories I found through my own reading this past month, in order of how long it takes to read.
Buffett Says Pricing Power More Important Than Good Management
James Altucher's Blog
James Altucher has worn many hats: author, investor, trader, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and many others. He now blogs at his site The Altucher Confidential. From his posts, you get a sense that James has either lost his mind or loves attention, but one thing is for sure, his writing is enthralling! Check it out for yourself, recent favorite posts of mine include:
- 10 Unusual Things I Didn't Know Apple's Steve Jobs
- How Stevie Cohen Changed My Life
- Prostitutes, Drugs, HBO, and the Best Job Ever at 3 in the Morning
CAPS' Weekly Top Stock Idea
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Which Stocks Will Rise? Ask Google
A soon-to-be-published study from professors at Notre Dame believe traders can use Google's
The Best for Last: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
No matter if you are a fan of Harry Potter or never read it, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a must-read and the best thing I've read in a while. This work-in-progress book, currently 70 chapters, uses Harry Potter to teach lessons in rationality, with each chapter devoted to one aspect of the subject. (For fans, Harry's Aunt Petunia married a scientist instead of Vernon Dursley, and Harry grows up to be a rational scientific prodigy.) While you may roll your eyes, I hope you give the book a chance; everyone I've passed it on to has become hooked. The author of the story is Eliezer Yudkowsky, an AI researcher as well as an expert in decision sciences and rationality. Click here to read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.
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