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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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I remember being mesmerized the first time I saw Apple Computers iconic "Crazy Ones" video as part of their Think Different campaign. Steve Jobs originally recorded a version of "The Crazy Ones" himself, but chose to release the Richard Dreyfuss... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Capitalogix
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Most citizens don't have big savings account to buffer them against an unexpected expense or loss of income. The Government Shutdown is one of the curveballs most workers haven't planned for adequately. Actions have consequences. Here are some of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Capitalogix
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I went to Havana with a diverse group of business people, financial professionals and representatives from the US Fed. Here is a photo taken with some of the classic cars that proudly dominate the roads despite cheaper Russian and Chinese... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Capitalogix
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As humans, we can only interpret based on what we know ... and for the most part, we don't know what we don't know. In the beginning of artificial intelligence, humans would teach computers certain rules (or tell the computer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Capitalogix
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Cool tech often gets adopted by porn and gambling before more mainstream uses. Porn was the launchpad for video streaming, mobile-enabled sites, VR, and (unfortunately) pop-up ad technologies. With that said, the next chart surprised me. It shows the number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 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 4,000-Year-old History of New Year's Resolutions and How They Became Big Business. (FastCompany) How to Be More Resilient. (New York Times)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Capitalogix
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Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links Southwest Airlines Founder Herb Kelleher Was the Brand's Storyteller-In-Chief.(Forbes) The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies. (RadioPublic) U.S. Population Grew at Slowest Pace... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Capitalogix
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AI has been around in science fiction for over 1oo years. As it becomes reality, it's amusing to look at different depictions and attempt to connect the dots. AI first broke onto the film scene with Metropolis in 1927. "Maria"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Capitalogix
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I'm regularly surprised by the levels of innovation and strategic thinking that I see in football. I've written posts about how much regular businesses could learn from watching football teams. That post talks about how even high school teams have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Capitalogix
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This was a busy year for me. I made over 100 plane trips and traveled about 200,000 miles. I understand my goals and what it takes to achieve them (even if it means flying around the world too many times).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Christmas Eve saw Dow's historic low ... but it was immediately followed with a 1086 point rally (its largest single-day gain). The S&P and Dow both rallied approximately 5%. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye recently.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Capitalogix
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We're about to usher in a new year – along with its promise and pressure. We get a fresh start. We look forward to what we will achieve – but history says we rarely achieve everything we hope (it is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Recently, my buddy John Hittler (founder of Evoking Genius, and a great leadership coach) released a book called The Motivation Trap. Inc says it's one of the 10 leadership books that should be on your radar going into 2019. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 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 Yoda of Silicon Valley. (New York Times) 12 Maps that Tell the Extraordinary Story of 2018.(FastCompany) What You'll Recruit for in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Capitalogix
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America is big and pretty heavily populated. Surprisingly, 28% of the land is owned by the government (check out this YouTube video). As you might guess, the eastern US holds almost no federal land while the Western US has states... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 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 Creative' AlphaZero Leads Way for Chess Computers And, Maybe, Science. (TheGuardian) NSA Official: China is Preparing for Possible High-profile Hacks. (EnGadget) Why... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Humpty Dumpty tried skiing ... and is leaving with 10 fingers and 10 toes still attached in all the right places! Skillful skiers relax and let physics do a lot of the work. I used muscles way too much and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Vegas and Wall Street share a lot in common. Over Time ... The House Wins Casinos only offer to play games that they expect to win. In contrast, gambling customers play even though they know the odds are against them.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Capitalogix
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I often share examples of functional data science - using data to give insight into our economy, into our impact on the planet, and more. Sometimes, it's nice to appreciate a beautifully made infographic purely for its creation and function.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Capitalogix
Elon Musk recently said that there's a 70% chance he goes to Mars. Their follow-up questions was this... Is Mars going to be an escape hatch for rich people? I thought his response brought some interesting points to light. Check... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 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 Bill Gates Picks His 5 Favorite Books for 2018. (GeekWire) Why the Dalai Lama's Reincarnation is up for Debate. (BigThink) The Neuroscience... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 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 10 Best Books of 2018, According to Amazon.(BusinessInsider) Great Apes and Ravens Plan without Thinking. (Phys) Elon Musk: Ticket to Mars... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
As the holiday season begins, I was thinking about my father. I love him and miss him ... but, truth be told, I teased him mercilessly about being technologically challenged (especially around the holidays, when I'd buy him a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Tonight marks the first night of Chanukah - the Jewish festival of lights. We light the Menorah (Chanukah candles), eat latkas (potato pancakes), we exchange gifts, we spin the Dreidel (a gambling toy), and we enjoy a sense of family... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Capitalogix
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Happy Thanksgiving! My children came to town, and we continued our tradition of spending time together watching some football. The top photo is from 2008. After looking at this picture, I recognize the burden I impose on my sons. Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Capitalogix