Debating minutiae and health

From the New York Times: "I was crossing Third Avenue yesterday and I was coughing so hard I had to stop and barely made it across," a patient told me last week. "I'm really scared I'm getting the avian flu." I just looked at him. What could I say? He has smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for the ...

I’ll be speaking at Entrepreneur27 conference tomorrow

If you can make this event on the Stanford campus, come up and say hi. I'll be speaking about IWillTeachYouToBeRich and PBwiki, along with... Blake Ross, creator of Firefox, internet BrowserDrew Lustro, creator of Makeshiftonline, fast growing online communityWendell III, creator of meetro, popular online chat programMike Li, creator of Six Sense, mobile social softwareTodd Masonis, creator of Plaxo, online ...

Your FICO score can save you thousands of dollars in 5 minutes

This is a guest post by Michael Squier. In the next 5 minutes, I will save you tens of thousands of dollars. This should be a no brainier, but I’m sure many of you will be disappointed when you find that I’m not talking about a stock pick, or a magic money mutual fund. It’s something that ...

Bernanke’s stock holdings and some comparisons

I was reading "What's in Bernanke's Wallet? A psycho-financial analysis of Fed chair nominee Ben Bernanke" this morning and found it pretty interesting. Henry Blodget, the infamous writer, was commenting about how Bernanke only has one stock (Altria), and how it reflects negatively on his intelligence/abilities as the future Fed. To which Craig Newmark replied, "Yo, Henry, take another ...

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Guilt and Our Choices

Today I want to talk about guilt and the weird way it makes people act. In college, I never understood the jackasses who would say they had "tons of work to do" and that they "should work" and would go to the library for 13 hours, where they would chat on AIM, read maybe a total of 25 pages, and ...

A great mediocre idea from Bank of America

Bank of America has a great new idea out. Keep the Change: Every time you buy something with a Bank of America Visa® debit card, we'll round up your purchase to the nearest dollar amount and transfer the difference from your checking to your savings account free of charge. In other words, if your coffee costs $3.57, you'll pay $...