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ADVICE FROM LOTS OF STEPHENS
Back in October, I picked up a copy of Stephen King’s On Writing that had been sitting on my bookshelf for years. 1,362 more words

Books

Book Review: Freakonomics & SuperFreakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

Freakonomics

This book was absolutely fascinating, a quick read, and after I finished reading it, I kept introducing things I had read in it into conversations. 429 more words

Book Review

Author Steven Dubner tells you "When to Rob a Bank"

Steven Dubner shares ideas behind his new book, When to Rob a Bank. How do you know when you are actually in danger?

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/johnwilliams/StevenDubner20150620.mp3

John Williams

Do What You Want

I always tell people to do what they want. 

I think it’s really important that people take their opportunities. If you don’t grab something when it’s right in front of you, you’ll regret it later. 377 more words

my fucking job.

i could say a lot of things about my job. For right now, I’d like to clarify that even the sweetest people can turn if you accidentally step on their toes. 397 more words

Checks and Balances

“Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.”

Jacob Bronowski

One of the things I often bang on about is the over simplistic application of evolutionary ideas to modern society – you know the stuff – survival of the fittest as an excuse for unbridled capitalism etc. 890 more words

LSE Lecture - Stephen Dubner / Lord Desai

So, I’m a firm believer in the science of diffusion. I mean it makes sense; that particles move constantly and when there’s a gap in the concentration of a particle in an area relative to the other, particles would move until both areas equal. 964 more words

Economics