📌 A Guide to the Good Life by William Braxton Irvine

What is a good life according to Stoicism? Having a good life is not about making a good living or having a high-paying job since one could hate the job or have conflicting thoughts about its moral. A person must be virtuous in order to have a good life. A person’s virtue depends on their excellence as a human being, how well one performs the function for which humans were designed....

April 26, 2020 · 7 min

Betting on Things That Never Change by Morgan Housel

Jeff Bezos once said: I very frequently get the question: “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?” That’s a very interesting question. I almost never get the question: “What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?” And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two. You can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time....

August 18, 2021 · 1 min

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

We make decisions based on our unique experiences that make sense to us in a given moment. We all come from different generations, backgrounds and have our own unique experience with how the world works. What seems crazy to other people might make sense to you. For example: Stocks: If you were born in 1970, the S&P 500 increased almost 10-fold during your 20s. However, if you were born in 1950, the market had only about 0-2x returns in your 20s....

January 17, 2021 · 18 min

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Happiness (H) = S (Biological happiness set point) + C (Life conditions) + V (Voluntary activities). Each person has a characteristic level of happiness that each is born with. It’s not a set point but a range. The challenge is to understand C and V in order to push H to the top of the range. The 2 biggest parts of C are love and pursuing the right goals....

February 10, 2020 · 2 min