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Principles and Observations

I’ve just finished reading The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, by Sebastian Mallaby. It is, without doubt, the most personally and professionally relevant biography I’ve read in many years. You may remember that Dr. Greenspan was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee from 1987 … Continue reading Principles and Observations

America’s Most Prolific Inventor

On July 7, 2015, Lowell Wood became America’s Top Inventor surpassing Thomas Edison. Edison, often credited as the man who invented the 20th century, was the record holder for eighty-two years. Wood now owns an astonishing 1,085 patents and has 3,000 more awaiting review. Lowell Wood is quite the intriguing individual who enthralls himself with … Continue reading America’s Most Prolific Inventor

Why You Need Heroes (Even If You Aren’t Sure You Believe in Them)

There is a story of Ray Bradbury’s that lives just under my skin, ready to be brought out at any time to be marveled at, nodded in agreement with, and used as a reminder. It’s not fiction; it’s an anecdote from his childhood. It’s about having a hero and abandoning him. From Zen in the … Continue reading Why You Need Heroes (Even If You Aren’t Sure You Believe in Them)

Smart Ways to Take Advantage of Your Tax Refund

Author: Teresa Mears Tax season is a time of stress for many, but it can be a joyful time for the roughly 75 percent of Americans who receive income tax refunds. While the refund really means you’re getting back money you loaned to the government at no interest, in practical terms it often means an … Continue reading Smart Ways to Take Advantage of Your Tax Refund

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