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
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
Where and how do I draw the line
Errrh.. what line? Somebody is about to ask. Tough – it’s that mysterious line in the sand. Read on or get stuffed. I’ve been reflecting on a certain theme over the last few weeks. I’ve been thinking about individuals who I have distanced myself from. By that I mean A]Read More
Watching the wheels
The Cap has been seemingly laying low over the last few weeks. Of course the Cap never lays low in reality. I’ve been on assignment observing the natives in Liverpool. Need I say that stupidity has hounded me like a bleeding plague? Just last night (03/04/2014), the Cap is inRead More