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This will blow you away…
Visualizing the World’s Population, in 3D.
Give it a click…and sit back and enjoy it!
My Dad’s Friendship With Charles Barkley
One of the sweetest, feel good, inspirational stories you will read, in case you missed it as it went viral last week. Thumbs up to Charles Barkley. If you find yourself crying, may I suggest you buy some supplies with my Amazon link woohoo!
It is a MUST read!
Three Reasons You’re Never Satisfied
Lets talk about wealth. Or whatever you have left after the recent stock market mayhem, sad!
Author singles out three factors: Lifestyle creep, wealth is always relative, career obsolescence.
There is a lot of truth and wisdom in this article. Be careful out there! Don’t get a big head, stay humble. And, for Pete’s sake, stop comparing to others!
When I decided to stick it to the man, meaning left the cushy corporate world and start my own financial advisory firm, I had a mentor who said some things I never forgot. One was:
“Never let others define what success means to you”. As I get older I realize the awesomeness of this!
Demon Underneath: John DeLorean and the Invention of the Future
Living in the Detroit area we are surrounded by the car industry. Back then, this DeLorean guy tried to start his own car company. I did not know much about him. Reading this article changed all that. Wow, I had no idea. This dude was really something! Way too flamboyant for my own taste. Talk about lifestyle creep lol! Excellent reporting!
Meet the Safecracker of Last Resort
I had no idea such a job existed! When you rise to the top of your profession 🙂 Great story about this guy!
I spent more than six months shadowing Santore because I wanted to know what the city looks like through the eyes of a safecracker, a person for whom no vault is an actual barrier and no safe is truly secure. There are a lot of safecrackers, I learned, but the good ones, like Santore, live in a state of magical realism, suspended somewhere between technology and superstition. The safecracker sees what everyone else has been hiding—the stashed cash and jewels, the embarrassing photographs. He is a kind of human X-ray revealing the true, naked secrets of a city.
A good safe technician can pass through sealed bank vaults and open jammed strongboxes after just a few minutes of casual manipulation, using skills that often look more like sleight of hand. But just when I started to think that it was all art, pure finesse, I’d see feats of sheer industrial brutality, watching Santore bore through several inches of heavy metal at a time, aerosolized steel filing past his face like smoke. For the safecracker, there is always a way through.
Some great juicy stories. Looks like he will pass down the craft to his son…
And I leave you with this…Need to sign up this goalie to my soccer team asap!
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Be first or be gone.
Actually, Ingy did both.
I dedicate this awesome bagel from Bagel Boy in Brooklyn NYC to you Sam!
With light cream cheese.
DML slept in.
This blog is going to join the legion of part time blogs in 2019. Time to put my game face on and focus on what I do best. Phucking moron Trump ruined this blogging fun side job too, sad! Or maybe he was a blessing lol.
Not going away…just evolving!
I am REALLY worried about Ramsey…he said to load up the truck 2,000 to 3.000 Dow points higher…and now what? What will Cramer do? Oh wait, I am sure he is having a sale on his alert system again.
Maybe I keep my blog open until Ramsey admits “I was wrong about Trump”. I have confidence in Trump he will do that too 🙂
Hang on everyone!
Happy holidays all!
Hello from the west coast!
Good links today.
Posts for December 24 and 25 are scheduled. I plan to schedule posts all the way to the end of the month/year, God willing.
December 27 I plan to hang out at the Starbucks on 9202 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, New York (corner of 3rd Avenue and 92nd Street) where I am posting this from right now.
I need to force myself to run to atone for my dimsum/malaysian/bagel sins you guys 🙂
Thanks for conversion #5 to the reader who got the Capital One Spark card #wow I now know why the big pumping blogger were so excited selling this card
Enjoy the holidays everyone, thanks for reading my blog.
What time is the meetup on the 27th?
I ll be in that Starbucks, only a few blocks away from where I am staying. Whatever time is best for you, let me know
Carl Pietrantonio says
Happy Holidays, @George! Whatever you do here, I’ll keep reading till you are done. Have a great time with your family!
Happy Holidays, the articles you find are such good reads. I follow many blogs, but this is by far, my favorite.