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Howard Getson
Dallas, TX
Interests: News, Ideas, the Economy, Stock Markets, Hedge Funds, Innovation, Technology, Software, Gadgets, Robots, Algorithms, Investing, Trading, Charts, Technical Analysis, Tradestation, Trading Systems, Quant Models, and Economics
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Becoming a billionaire is a milestone that many entrepreneurs shoot for when they start their businesses ... But what percent of billionaires do you think got there from founding a company? Here is an infographic that answers that, and a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
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I think frameworks are an important tool. Here's one that seems to be in use a lot recently. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Future of Work Manifesto.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
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I ran into YouTube sensation JP Sears at a conference this week (where Tony Robbins was going to be the keynote speaker). If you don't know who JP Sears is ... he's funny. Some of his most popular videos are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Capitalogix
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My wife is out-of-town till the end of the month. So, I've been making a joke: If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it ... does it still make a sound? Likewise, if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Capitalogix
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The Great Canadian Wall is up in the north. Looks like it will hold till spring. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Genomics Intelligence Revolution. (TechCrunch) Generation Adderall.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Capitalogix
A Chinese factory replaced 90% of their human workers with robots and production rose by 250% ... while defects dropped by 80%. Fascinating or terrifying? The world is changing. Some say change is the only constant ... Others remind of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Extreme reactions are just as bad (if not worse) than fake news. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Why Having a System is Essential to Increasing Your Creative Output.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Capitalogix
Sometimes complex things can be explained simply. Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor, academic, and statistician became famous for just that. He died last week. Sadly, that is what prompted me to review some of his videos, and to share... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Recently, there's been a lot of talk about fake news and fact-checking the contents of the news and what public figure say. However, I haven't heard much about measuring the veracity of movies. This site was kind of interesting. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Some things speak for themselves. The Patriots just came back from a 25-point second-half deficit to win the Super Bowl. There is a difference between 'luck' and 'skill'. Nonetheless ... luck favors the prepared. And, in life as in sports,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
Hope you have enjoyed Super Bowl weekend so far. Here is an oldy, but goodie. It is kind of the opposite of one of those old Kung Fu movies where the dubbed words you hear aren't synched with the mouth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Sometimes I wish it was this easy. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Positive Delusions: Do We Need Them to Reach Our Full Potential? (EmotionMachine) MI6 Has Revealed the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
Trump signed his executive order on refugees while I was in Asia. I got back today ... and, yes, they let me back in the Country. That didn't surprise me ... but this did ... there were thousands of protesters... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Capitalogix
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In 2016, we saw some decent pull-backs and volatility. Then Donald Trump was elected President. On November 22nd, the Dow reached 19,000 ... and in only 42 days, it's broken 20,000. That's the second-fastest rise ever. Coincidence? via WSJ With... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Capitalogix
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With the explosion of Alternative Facts and Fake News ... It's important to remember to verify what you read. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Why Each Side of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Capitalogix
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In my office, we use a lot of what seems like "futuristic" artificial intelligence approaches to understanding financial markets. Most of my team are technical or data-science specialists that develop and drive the systems that create our systems. Pretty soon,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Our non-human overlords haven't taken over yet. However, A.I. is getting smarter faster. Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? Google's Quick, Draw! will try and guess what you're drawing. It did pretty well with mine, and I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Capitalogix
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With technology becoming more ubiquitous ... perhaps Tweeting shouldn't be ... Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Ringling Bros. Circus to Close after 146 Years. (Washington Post) Why Your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Capitalogix
Simon Sinek is a best-selling author (Start With Why), and gave a Ted Talk on how great leaders inspire action (that got 30 million views). Recently, in an interview with Tom Bilyeu (co-founder of Quest Nutrition), he addresses the issue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Social media started as tool high school students used to communicate with their friends ... who would have thought that it could be a launchpad to the presidency. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Here's a map of the entire "Internet" in 1973: Reddit via @WorkerGnome. Wonder what that map would look like today? Oftentimes, a small breakthrough has awesome and immense consequences. Onwards! Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Capitalogix
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In many senses time is relative. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand this quote from Einstein. "When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Capitalogix
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On Christmas, I saw Rogue One with my family, and was impressed at what Disney had done to bring back the likenesses of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher. Peter Cushing played Grand Moff Tarkin, a character who they couldn't just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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I got my yearly physical a couple of weeks ago, and while it went largely without any surprises, my doctor recommended a more thorough cardio workup. Good news, the tests went well – and I'm not pregnant (even though I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Any bold predictions for 2017? Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Top 10 TED Talks of 2016. (YouTube) The Year in Pictures 2016. (Nyti) The 12 Key... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Capitalogix