Tag: commentary

 

Can’t do won’t do

As on a lot of occasions I come to blog something, it’s been at the back of my mind for some time and then it certainly hits me. Yuh know, like it’s some kind of build up inside. Calm down – does it have to be anger? Does ‘build up’Read More

35 years a slave

This morning I got off a plane at London Gatwick and from there these thoughts come to be generated. I missed a bus to take me to my flypark hotel where my car was parked, whilst I was vacationing in the Caribbean. I didn’t think it was cost efficient forRead More

People deserve what they don’t get

Well, well… what’s this all about now. I’m afraid you’ll have to read on. And if your dog needs a bath (and I don’t know if you who reads this has a dog and I couldn’t care less), then go bathe the dog! What do people not get? Better jobsRead More

The importance of patterns

Patterns in general, are important in life because wherever we find them they allow for a certain kind of predictability. As with any sort of inquiry or rambling, it’s important to delineate what one means – especially to avoid the ‘it depends’ and the ‘not necessarily’ groups of people. AsRead More

The Futures game: exploiting the gap.

My venture into ‘derivatives’ – that evil thing associated with some ‘criminal’ bloke’- has led me to think a lot more about how we assess the future. By way of introduction, futures contracts – in the simplest form – are meant to agree  prices for various things in the futureRead More

More ways to think ‘stupid’.

Continuing on my ‘bandwagon’ of imitating stupidity – only to ensure that I define the concept – today I review a video and make some idiotic statements that will resound with a majority of stupid people. I assure you though that the stupid statements are based on errors of applicationRead More

A kind of logic–among the intentionally stupid

1. Nick Leeson was rogue trader and criminal who brought down Baring’s bank in the 1990s. 2. Nick Leeson was a derivatives trader – aka gambler (to most people). 3. Derivatives trading and gambling are good ways to lose money. 4. It’s all illegal – why else would they haveRead More

Expertise (work in progress)

The following mindmap condenses some of my thoughts on the nature of expertise. It is for sure not complete – and thank you, I need no assistance or references. And because I’m not here to teach you who reads this, don’t be daft and expect me to unpack every partRead More

Beyond Evil

The Cap has recently  become disturbed by events in history – those related to Auschwitz. Mention of the word usually means that 80% of people switch off. After all who wants to read about atrocities committed on Jews etc. I know – people have better more pleasant things to do,Read More

Stupid questions and expectations

I’ve been thinking about the nature of our existence in relation to the need for money. If you don’t need money or are the type who would go ‘money isn’t everything’  – kindly leave now. Save yourself the time – really. For those who’d prefer to read on you doRead More

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