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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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Abraham Lincoln said, "The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It." It is tough when your vision's bounded by awesome potential ... and potential horrors. That is the challenge when you are going after MoonShots (or a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Myth of Mad' Genius. (Aeon) This is Why You Can't Stop Interrupting People. (Fatherly) What Makes a Man Attractive? Hint: Look... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Capitalogix
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Once a year, I go to the World BBQ Championship at Memphis in May. It's three days of friends, food, fun, and bad puns (like #AporkalypseNow and #MeatDrinkAndBeMerry). You've heard the phrase "Put your money where your mouth is ..."... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: RANKED: the 27 Fintech Unicorns from around the World. (BusinessInsider) Why Alibaba is More Profitable Than Amazon. (Forbes) Capitalism is Unfolding Exactly... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Toby Keith has a song that claims: “I ain't as good as I once was ... But I'm as good once, as I ever was.” Probably not ... but it was fun to get back in the Shot Put circle... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Capitalogix
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To those of you with young children, here is a peek into your future. After years of hard work and your best efforts (OK, mostly your best efforts) ... I predict that your adorable bundles of joy will someday wish... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Capitalogix
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via warandpeas Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted. (Freakonomics) NASA Technology Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Text on Dead Sea Scrolls. (Inverse) Professor... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Capitalogix
Time is funny. Sometimes it seems to fly by ... and other times it almost seems to stand still. Everyone has the same 24 hours in each day. Some use it better than others. Sometimes we are conscious of how... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Capitalogix
I'm currently on the east coast for a family celebration ... and a funeral. Life and death. Death is often a trigger that sends my thoughts spinning: celebrating life; mourning death; imagining what lies in store for the family; empathizing... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Capitalogix
Imitation is the highest form of flattery (except when it's an internet troll spoofing your account to dupe people out of money). Be safe out there! Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the links... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Capitalogix
It's a lot easier to manage something you measure. Here at Capitalogix, we measure the expectancy score of trading systems. Former "Shark" Kevin Harrington does something similar with eyeballs. For years he killed it on TV with products like Ginsu... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Capitalogix
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No.1 draft pick, Baker Mayfield, threw the first pitch at a Cleveland Indians game and it was ... not great. Didn't even hit the glove. Check it out. Pretty inauspicious. You'd expect a little more accuracy from a quarterback. Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Capitalogix
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When I think about World Leaders (in places like North Korea, Russia, or Syria), I recognize how lucky we are to be able to elect our leaders in fair and free elections. Unfortunately, that's not an opportunity that we take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Capitalogix
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How do you build something new and bold? What steps help make thoughts become things? What does it take to transform a vivid vision to a revolutionary reality? Disney calls it 'Imagineering'. What follows is a simplified version of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Capitalogix
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via SMBC Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Is Buddhism a Religion? (BigThink) Google's Knowledge Graph Identifies Your Medical Symptoms. (DataScienceCentral) The Most Violent City in Every US... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Capitalogix
Our physical and virtual realities are beginning to blend. Animation is becoming more realistic. Virtual and augmented reality are becoming more affordable. Wearables are becoming pervasive. And, the internet of things will soon overtake the Internet. We're moving towards a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, and It Sounds Amazing. (ScienceAlert) Weird: Naked Mole Rats Don't Die of Old... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Capitalogix
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via CloudTweaks Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Steve Jobs's Last Words: 'Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow'. (TheGuardian) Yale is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Capitalogix
Technology can be scary - especially when it is used to move towards autonomous killing machines. Recently, a UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Capitalogix
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is literally just a connected network of digital "things" that can interact with each other through the internet (or intranets). Yet, the IoT also represents a paradigm shift (and the next big upgrade to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Capitalogix
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You're totally exposed on Facebook ... regardless of what you post. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: Steve Blank the Difference between Innovators and Entrepreneurs. (SteveBlank) Elon Musk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Capitalogix
Many companies have flashy mission and vision statements. Fewer have mission or vision statements that truly capture the spirit of the business or inspire proper action. Likewise, some companies have identified their core values (but fewer have identified the values... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Capitalogix
There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Happy April Fool's Day. What were your favorite pranks? Here is a list of some that made news this year. via LegallyDrawn Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The 3 Mental Qualities of Great Leaders. (LeadershipNow) 31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think. (Marc & Angel)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Capitalogix