Near-Death Experiences

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche “And if at first you don’t succeed,Dust yourself off and try again,You can dust it off and try again.” Try Again by Aaliyah featuring Timbaland Another useful mental model that I’ve put into my investing toolbox, is looking for products/businesses that have survived near-death experiences. I…

Aging

It happens to all of us. While I always understood that academically and conceptually, I’ve only come to understand it a bit more when I see our little dog turn “old”. He’s losing his sight, losing his sense of smell and place. He’s even having a hard time picking up treats that he (still) loves…

Defaults

The default in the world we live in is entropy. Left to its own devices, death, decay are the defaults. As a young Engineer, I took it for granted that I contributed so little to building things, fixing things, maintaining things. Some of the tedious work seemed unimportant to me. However having travelled the world…