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12 Rules for Life

February 6, 2018

Megan McArdle is a Bloomberg columnist who usually writes on the intersection of economics and politics.

On her 45th b-day, she penned her retrospective ‘12 Rules for Life’

A couple of her rules really resonated with me, starting with:

1. Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Making yourself feel bigger by making someone else feel small takes so little skill that 12-year-olds can do it.

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Here are the rest of my favorites, a link to the complete list, and a reason for the picture (#11) …

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How to think like a rich guy …

June 29, 2016

Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think,” spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else.

“It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. It was about their mentality.”

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Here are my favorites from his 21 Ways that Rich People Think Differently ….

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Life: E + R = O

November 25, 2015

OK, I.m a control freak.

There, I said it.

Along the way, somebody passed along a memorable observations:

“You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”

Fast forward.

I’m an Ohio State football fan. Last weekend, I was watching the Buckeyes play Michigan State..

The announcers said that Urban Meyer – OSU’s head coach —   preaches the E+R=O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.

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Say, what?

I ran and googled E+R=O

Answer: Event + Response = Outcome

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Hmmmm … sounds familiar.

And, there’s more …

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How to think like a rich guy …

August 13, 2015

Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think,” spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else.

“It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. It was about their mentality.”

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Here are my favorites from his 21 Ways that Rich People Think Differently:

3. Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.

“While the masses are waiting to pick the right numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems”

4. Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education. Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge.

“Many world-class performers have little formal education, and have amassed their wealth through the acquisition and subsequent sale of specific knowledge.”

5. Average people long for the good old days. Rich people dream of the future.

“People who believe their best days are behind them rarely get rich, and often struggle with unhappiness and depression.”

7. Average people earn money doing things they don’t love. Rich people follow their passion.

“To the average person, it looks like the rich are working all the time … But one of the smartest strategies of the world class is doing what you love and finding a way to get paid for it.”

8. Average people set low expectations so they’re never disappointed. Rich people are up for the challenge.

“No one would ever strike it rich and live their dreams without huge expectations.”

12. Average people live beyond their means. Rich people live below theirs.

“The rich live below their means, not because they’re so savvy” … but because they can … and they do!

15. Average people would rather be entertained than educated. Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.

“The rich appreciate the power of learning long after college is over … Walk into a wealthy person’s home and one of the first things you’ll see is an extensive library of books they’ve used to educate themselves on how to become more successful … The middle class reads novels, tabloids and entertainment magazines.”

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Thanks to CH for feeding the lead

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What’s that band on Cardale’s wrist?

January 12, 2015

An easy question for loyal readers … (who had to know that today’s post was coming).

First, for casual sports fans … who the heck is Cardale Jones/

Answer: the 3rd string quarterback who is leading injury-plagued Ohio State into tonite’s college championship game.

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Now, about the wristband.

Last Friday, even the WSJ has finally noticed that …

“Jones, like every other Ohio State player, went through extensive emotional training over the past two years, studying a formula that he wears on a wristband on his throwing arm. ”

It’s simple formula for life.

For an explanation, let’s flashback to a HomaFiles post from September 27, 2013 … more than a year ago!

The post was titled: Life: E + R = O

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OK, I.m a control freak.

There, I said it.

Along the way, somebody passed along a memorable observations:

“You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”

Fast forward.

A couple of night’s ago, I was watching a replay of an Ohio State football game..

The announcers said that Urban Meyer – OSU’s head coach —   preaches the E+R=O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.

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Say, what?

I ran and googled E+R=O

Answer: Event + Response = Outcome

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Hmmmm … sounds familiar.

And, there’s more …

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Life: E + R = O

October 15, 2014

OK, I.m a control freak.

There, I said it.

Along the way, somebody passed along a memorable observations:

“You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”

Fast forward.

A couple of night’s ago, I was watching a replay of an Ohio State football game..

The announcers said that Urban Meyer – OSU’s head coach —   preaches the E+R=O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.

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Say, what?

I ran and googled E+R=O

Answer: Event + Response = Outcome

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Hmmmm … sounds familiar.

And, there’s more …

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8 Rules for Healthy Living

July 11, 2014

Forwarded by a friend …  cuts to the chase.

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Thanks to KZ for feeding the lead.

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Life: E + R = O

December 12, 2013

OK, I.m a control freak.

There, I said it.

Along the way, somebody passed along a memorable observations:

“You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”

Fast forward.

A couple of night’s ago, I was watching a replay of an Ohio State football game..

The announcers said that Urban Meyer – OSU’s head coach —   preaches the E+R=O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.

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Say, what?

I ran and googled E+R=O

Answer: Event + Response = Outcome

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Hmmmm … sounds familiar.

And, there’s more …

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Naked Bears: The value of a college education …

September 30, 2013

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file …

There has been a lot of chatter recently re: the value of a college education …  tuitions are up, high paying job are scarce, “adult-children” hang on their parents’ health insurance policies until they’re 26, some move back in with mom and dad.

In these uncertain times, how are college students responding? 

 

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Here’s one answer …

Dateline Providence. R.I.: Brown University Students To Host Nudity Week

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Life: E + R = O

September 27, 2013

OK, I.m a control freak.

There, I said it.

Along the way, somebody passed along a memorable observations:

“You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can always control the the way you respond to it.”

Fast forward.

A couple of night’s ago, I was watching a replay of the Ohio State Cal game from the prior weekend.

The announcers said that Urban Meyer – OSU’s head coach —   preaches the E+R=O principle to his players … even has them wear wristbands.

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Say, what?

I ran and googled E+R=O

Answer: Event + Response = Outcome

image

Hmmmm … sounds familiar.

And, there’s more …

(more…)

Gridlock: Why I missed the Hoya’s game

January 9, 2013

Georgetown was gridlocked yesterday.

A troubled dude was threatening to jump from the Key Bridge, so police shut down the bridge, M Street and many of the area’s side streets.

Virtually impossible to get out of G-town heading to the Verizon Center … or any place else.

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Couple of thoughts:

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How to think like a rich guy …

September 11, 2012

Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think,” spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else.

“It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. It was about their mentality.”

image

Here are my favorites from his 21 Ways that Rich People Think Differently:

3. Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.

“While the masses are waiting to pick the right numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems”

4. Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education. Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge.

“Many world-class performers have little formal education, and have amassed their wealth through the acquisition and subsequent sale of specific knowledge.”

5. Average people long for the good old days. Rich people dream of the future.

“People who believe their best days are behind them rarely get rich, and often struggle with unhappiness and depression.”

7. Average people earn money doing things they don’t love. Rich people follow their passion.

“To the average person, it looks like the rich are working all the time … But one of the smartest strategies of the world class is doing what you love and finding a way to get paid for it.”

8. Average people set low expectations so they’re never disappointed. Rich people are up for the challenge.

“No one would ever strike it rich and live their dreams without huge expectations.”

12. Average people live beyond their means. Rich people live below theirs.

“The rich live below their means, not because they’re so savvy” … but because they can … and they do!

15. Average people would rather be entertained than educated. Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.

“The rich appreciate the power of learning long after college is over … Walk into a wealthy person’s home and one of the first things you’ll see is an extensive library of books they’ve used to educate themselves on how to become more successful … The middle class reads novels, tabloids and entertainment magazines.”

click for the full list

Thanks to CH for feeding the lead

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“Disruptive innovation” … an incomplete idea ?

May 8, 2012

In AMS, we’ve being reading about Clayton Christensen’s theories on disruptive innovation.

For background, see last weeks post disruptive innovation.

This week, Business Week has a feature article on Christensen — focusing on his life values — but also summarizing his research work, including some criticism.

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Criticism of Disruptive Innovation

If there has been one knock against Christensen’s theories, it’s that they are better as analysis than as a course of action.

It’s something Christensen and an impressive network of co-authors and collaborators have worked hard to dispel. 

“The theory is more descriptive than prescriptive,” says Larry Keeley, the co-founder of Doblin, a strategic consulting firm in Chicago, who considers Christensen a peer and a friend.

“There are very few robust intellectuals working on innovation, and I don’t mean to take anything away from Clay’s accomplishment when I say this, but …

[the disruption theory] strikes me as an incomplete idea.”

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Christensen on life values:

To understand a company’s strategy, look at what they actually do rather than what they say they do

The same logic applies to one’s life. For example, ambitious people will reliably tell you that family, or being a mother or father, is the most important thing in their lives.

Yet when pressed to choose between racing home to deal with a chaotic pre-bedtime scene and staying another hour at the office to solve a problem, they will usually keep working.

It’s these small, everyday decisions that reveal if you’re following a path to being the best possible spouse and parent.

“If your family matters most to you, when you think about all the choices you’ve made with your time in a week, does your family come out on top?”

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More education means more work … so who’s the smart one ?

August 5, 2010

People tend to assume that education opens doors.

That may be true in a lot of cases, but for some American men in the past 20 years, more education has meant less leisure time.

But since 1985, a leisure-time gap has developed among men: Less educated men have devoted more time to leisure, while more educated guys have kept their shoulders to the wheel.

What’s the main explanation?

It could be that as men get more education — and thus more earning power — it becomes more rewarding for them to spend time working.

After all, they’re making more money.

Sourced from US News: Why Relax When You Can Work?, April 9, 2008
http://money.usnews.com/money/business-economy/articles/2008/04/09/why-relax-when-you-can-work.html