Why You Should Buy CBS

I conclude that CBS is trading at a significant discount to its fair-market value. There is an opportunity to make a significant gain in a r

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Despite a couple of flaws, this book is worth reading and I even found it worth giving as a gift. First the flaws:

  • The book is sp

Book Review: Pioneering Portfolio Management

This book by David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer and manager of Yale’s endowment, contains some of the driest prose I have ever encou

Independent Wealth in One Page

This article on attaining independent wealth is one of

Hardest Simple Sliding-Block Puzzle

You can try this puzzle online.

From <a href=”http://www.economist.

Update: First Mass Producible Quantum Computer Chip

Wired picked up the story mentioned previously in Transcendental Generali

China Selling Dollars

In this Washington Post article (registra

Negative Personal Savings Rate

The San Francisco Chronicle had an <a href=”http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/01/08/BUG7IGJHEK1.DTL&typ

The Inverted Yield Curve 2

The New York Times has an <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/08/business/yourmoney/08view.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1136844578-qj+Slk9Zf/m8

Book Review: The God of Small Things

For the first third or so of this book by Arundhati Roy, nothing much happens. However, with an unconventional writing style that is light a

The Inverted Yield Curve

InvestorGeeks had a <a href=”http://www.investorgeeks.com/articles/2005/12/30/inverted-yield-curv

Economic Predictions for 2006

The Washington Post had a couple of good columns on what’ s in store for the economy in 2006. One from <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.c

Herds and Shepherds

Having followed the financial performance of two superb businesses, namely Starbucks (ticker symbol SBUX) and Bed Bath & Beyond (ticker symb

Alzheimer's Disease and Diabetes

A number of recent articles have suggested a connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes. Art De Vany summarized the connection in h

Closed-End Funds

PBS’s Nightly Business Report on December 23rd interviewed an expert on closed-end funds. Like

Sweat Detection

This article made me laugh. The performanace of algorithms for fingerprint

What's in a Name?

Lest anyone doubt that the meanings of words are subject to change under the influence of socioeconomic forces, <a href=”http://www.npr.org/

Colored Bubbles

This Morning Edition article about the invention of colored bubbl

Winning Against Intelligent Design

The New York Times had a nice editorial (registr

Drucker on Accomplishment

Peter Drucker, in his autobiography, <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=transcenden05-20&camp=1789&creati

First Mass Producible Quantum Computer Chip

M Go Blue!

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Mexico has Corruption Too

Previously in Transcendental Generalization:

Since childh

Economic Indicators

Recently, I decided it makes sense to track economic indicators, their respective effects on various industries, and their trends. Such info

Spotting the Next Super Stocks

Jon Markman had an <a href=”http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/P1

Netflix Sneakiness

Don’t get me wrong, I love Netflix so much that I’ve given a subscription as a gift and seriously consi