Category Archives for Wisdom Seeking

United States of Secrets: How The U.S. Gov’t Came To Spy on Americans

I just finished watching Frontline’s documentary, United States of Secrets, which is about Ed. Snowden and the NSA spying on U.S. citizens. This narrative has some parallels with the warnings that were voiced prior to the financial crisis. In both cases a few contrarians learn about … Continue reading

14. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Myths, Presumptions, & Facts about Obesity

Here are two readings sent by Ali & Matt, longtime readers of SimoleonSense. The first piece (via WSJ) covers the dietary crusade against fatty foods pursued by health regulators & nonprofits at the expense of the American public. The second reading is a paper from … Continue reading

10. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Inequality in the US – Part 1

I have been spending a lot of time reading about inequality in the U.S. Today I am posting part 1 of my findings related to inequality, campaign finance, & political influence.*Note today’s curations might seem a bit left leaning. I … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Learning Soft Skills From Improv Theater

I recently posted my notes on Venkatesh Rao’s book, Tempo. The footnotes from “Tempo” led me to a really interesting book called, Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone, it was written as a guide for improv performers but is … Continue reading

04. April 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Learning From Military Strategist John Boyd

Today I am linking to my notes from the book, “Certain to Win” by Chet Richards. The book is about the teachings of the famous (military) strategist John Boyd. Boyd is well known for pioneering the concept of the OODA loop. … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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