Tuesday, March 29, 2011


When late HS or early college students ask me what they should major in, I invariably quote Joseph Campbell: "Follow your bliss."

The xkcd comic Time Management gets at one aspect of this issue. The tolltip caption is the important part:
I never trust anyone who's more excited about success than about doing the thing they want to be successful at.
So true. It's not that success doesn't matter, but are you driven by success or by doing something and trying to be successful with it? If success is the driver, then I am somewhat leery. If you have a passion and want to be successful with it, then that is totally cool.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Executive Pay Back on My Mind

In today's WashingtonPost, Barry Ritholz gets right to one of my pet peeves.

Like Ritholz, I have no problem with people who earn massive amounts of money. What irks me is when risks and rewards are disconnected so people get rewarded for stupid risks or for lighting the fuse on a catastrophic bomb. These disconnects create flaws in the free market system that should be addressed.

After a Long Haitus, a Potential Game Changer

I've been a slacker.

Call it the Droid Effect. I used to use my laptop to read (and thus write) quite a bit online. Now, my online reading is done on my phone. I like the convenience, but I haven't been able to blog from my phone... until now.

Google has released Blogger for Android, so I'll try it out. I hope this does good things for my ability to post more frequently.