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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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We live in delicate times ... Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links I saved this week. Hope you find some interesting and enjoyable tidbits. Let me know if you read something I'd... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Capitalogix
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Debt often enables governments to run smoothly. But sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. The US recently passed $20 trillion in debt for the first time. To put that in perspective, I am going to reference... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Capitalogix
Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Radical Candor Will Help Managers Balance Accountability and Empathy. (SmallBizTrends) Pretending to Be Batman Helps Kids Stay on Task. (Digest) The Secrets... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Capitalogix
Years ago, when my kids were still children, Macy Gray came out with a song called "I Try." When I heard the kids singing, the chorus went: I try to say goodbye and I choke, I try to walk away... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Capitalogix
From our womens' hair, to pick-up trucks, to our barbecue ... everything's bigger in Texas. Looking at that meat is an almost religious experience. Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links I saved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Capitalogix
Recently, I was interviewed on The American Dreams Show. with Alan Olsen. Alan is a wealth manager to the ultra-wealthy. His American Dreams show is very popular in Silicon Valley. It's a show about finding your path in life, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Old people and their joints ... it's becoming an issue. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Why Culture Doesn't Just Beat Strategy, It Must Be the Strategy. (Inc)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Capitalogix
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There's a lot of "hype" these days. Social media and tools like Kickstarter would have you believe that every new idea is the "next big new thing". In contrast, Gartner's Hype Cycle Report is a considered analysis of market excitement,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Social Media often becomes a "best-of" reel of our lives ... carefully curated to show off our best selves. Imagine what that leads to for us and our children ... ?? It is tough to live up to your social... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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William Levin via Shabot6000 Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Here's Why Calorie Restriction Makes Us Live Longer. (BigThink) Google is Sharing Its Management Tools with the World.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Yesterday was Yom Kippur, one of the High Holy Days for Jews, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement. As part of the holiday, we read down a list of sins (text available here), apologizing for the ones that we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
Hugh Hefner died at 91 years old on Wednesday. Here is a peek at what I 've been reading lately. These are the links I saved this week. Hope you find some interesting and enjoyable tidbits. Let me know if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Machine Learning is a broad term ... Essentially, it's a method of data analysis that automates the process of building models. That means instead of having a programmer figure out how to solve a problem, you have the program figure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Interesting week in the Twit-o-Sphere as Steph Curry and Donald Trump feud, and Ted Cruz is "caught" liking porn on Twitter. Who would have guessed Twitter would play such a strong a role in today's political climate? I believe that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Capitalogix
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We're in the midst of a revolution, and no, I don't mean a political one. Artificial Intelligence has been around since the 1950's. But, we are at an inflection point. It is no longer an "if" ... it is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Hillary is now on a book tour for her new book "What Happened" ... I haven't read it, but Politifact has. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Hackers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Capitalogix
Photographers do some crazy things to get the perfect shot. Nevertheless, this photographer's approach to getting water droplets behind his model was innovative (and pretty funny). I call it "an elegant use of brute force." via PetaPixel It's hard to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Capitalogix
I've always enjoyed the aphorism: "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Last week, I saw a different version... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Capitalogix
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via The New Yorker Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs. (VisualCapitalist) Ideas Were Not Enough. (Aeon) Going Bulletproof for Beginners. (Bulletproof) How North... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Last year, I shared an e-mail my son sent me about security. With the Equifax breach, I was reminded of something else he told me. "It's not whether or not you've been hacked ... because you have ... it's whether... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Capitalogix
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On September 7th, Equifax announced a "cyber security incident" where criminals accessed their application gain access to "names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some instances, driver's license numbers." Hackers also got credit card numbers for approximately 200,000 US consumers. Over half the population has likely had their information taken in Equifax's recent hack, so it's safe to assume you've been affected. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Crazy times! North Korea just tested a hydrogen bomb. Trump says every option is on the table ... here's one time where using Dennis Rodman seems less crazy. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Houston, Texas is currently recovering from Hurricane Harvey (which dropped an average of 30 inches of rain, and up to 51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou). To put it in perspective, if they weren't evacuating, residents were told to write their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Capitalogix
Since we're technically still in summer, I thought I'd pass along this fashion insight ... Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links I saved this week. Hope you find some interesting and enjoyable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Capitalogix
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With millennials needing trophies for everything, and the statues coming down ... they made some new ones. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Keeping It in the Family: Why... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Capitalogix