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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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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Fundamental Differences between Leadership and Management. (Forbes) The 10,000-Hour Rule is Wrong and Perpetuates a Cruel Myth. (BI) The Anatomy of Charisma.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Capitalogix
March Madness is in full swing, and it feels like everyone (and their mom) has filled a bracket. But how do they do it? More importantly, how do the people that are successful do it? The video, below, highlights the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Capitalogix
I've been going to the gym again ... and a lot of what I see there doesn't look like exercise. On the other hand, you have guys like this, doing 20 different types of push-ups: I used to do that.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Capitalogix
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A week ago, we talked about security (or the lack of it). Saw this, and thought it was related: via imgur Is your password up there? Might want to change it. I've started using phrases for my password. They're harder... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Joke plays out in real life. Lawyer's pants catch fire during Florida arson trial. via OutsideTheBeltway Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: 11 Ways to Restate Problems to Get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Recently, we talked about billionaires and how they made their money. Today, I want to talk about companies that are valued at over $1 billion dollars. In tech finance, a "Unicorn" is the moniker applied to private startups when they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Capitalogix
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I recently attended a cybersecurity roundtable with Congressman Pete Sessions. The message was disturbing ... But, you already knew that; didn't you? First, check out this interactive attack map. It's scary ... it shows the attacks happening now, their types,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
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Well, at least he's honest. There is something refreshing about that. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: AI is Going to Change the 80/20 Rule. (HBR) Obamas to Make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
Snap's IPO valuation was approximately $24 Billion, the highest tech-startup IPO since Twitter's in 2013. That's a high for a company that has never turned a profit. To put it in context, that valuation puts Snap above the market capitalization... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Capitalogix
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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 Feb 26, 2017 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 Feb 26, 2017 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 Feb 26, 2017 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