When you sell the minor cryptocurrencies, who’s holding the bag?

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Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor; this is not investment advice.

Like many people, I got caught up in the recent stock craze around AMC, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Game Stop.

Due to my Charmin soft paper hands, I was quickly in and out of my meme stock positions. It will haunt me to my grave that I didn't hold.

So when the social media noise turned towards Dogecoin (a small but popular, cryptocurrency)I was ready to pull the trigger...but I didn’t.

Investing in cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream. The…


Can philosophy help us find value in QAnon, flat earthers, and Covid deniers?

Protestors march carrying the symbols of the QAnon conspiracy group.
Protestors march carrying the symbols of the QAnon conspiracy group.
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What Happened to Common Sense?

7% of Americans believe that Bill Gates is somehow responsible for Covid-19.

It used to be that the only platform for a conspiracy theorist was late-night AM radio. They languished in obscurity, relegated to the confines of a dying distribution model. They were harmless on the fringe—something to pass the time on an all-night road trip or to laugh about with your friends.

The world has changed.

From social media to the former president (Trump was such a fervent supporter of the genre that there is an entire Wikipedia article on just that topic), conspiracy theories are gaining traction in…


Raise your floor, not your ceiling.

Two blue shoes on a light brown hard wood floor.
Two blue shoes on a light brown hard wood floor.
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When people discuss their performance, they typically refer to their best as their ceiling. This is a famous metaphor that is applied across sports, life, and business. The usual advice is to improve some attribute of yourself that will help to raise the ceiling which should help you become the best “you” you can be.

But this story is not about being the best; it is about being better than you are now.

My performance ceiling is in the atmosphere. When I’m at my strongest, I am inspired, and I relentlessly pursue ambitious goals. …

W.B.J.B.

Doesn’t usually think things through but writes about them anyway. Philosophy, life, and business. wbjbwrites@gmail.com

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