Variance and Investing

One of the best things to come from my career as a professional gambler is a deep unconscious understanding of risk, odds, EV, and variance. The downside to this is that I see people make fundamental errors all the time, especially in investing, and it really bothers me. Usually I notice these errors not because… Continue reading Variance and Investing

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How I Make Purchasing Decisions

Despite being a pretty severe minimalist for a long time, I think I’m now known a lot for what I buy. I worry about this a little bit sometimes, because I don’t think being a great consumer is very meaningful. On the other hand, buying the right things is a good substitution for buying a… Continue reading How I Make Purchasing Decisions

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The Best Food in Hilo, Hawaii

I don’t really consider myself to be a foodie, but the food in Hilo is SO good that it’s one of the things I most look forward to every time I visit. I’ve been to the major Hawaiian islands and have had great food on all of them, but Hilo is definitely in a league… Continue reading The Best Food in Hilo, Hawaii

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Attainable Excellence

By strange coincidence, I know a lot of people starting restaurants. Some are friends, some are family members, and some I’ve just gotten to know because I eat at their restaurants all the time. One is a world class chocolate company, another is a pizza place, another is a shave ice stand, and another is… Continue reading Attainable Excellence

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Filter More Out

We’re all looking for the next thing that we should be doing or paying attention to. Maybe that’s even part of why you read this blog. This is a good pursuit of course, but it often seems to me that people don’t spend enough time figuring out what they shouldn’t be paying attention to. I… Continue reading Filter More Out

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How to Invest in Friendships

In just about any way I can think of, I have an amazing life. But of all of the aspects of my life that bring me happiness, the most important one is the relationships I have with my friends and family. This is probably true for almost everyone, but it’s odd to me how most… Continue reading How to Invest in Friendships

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Going Green for Fun and Profit

When we moved from an apartment to a house recently, I saw it as an opportunity to explore energy efficiency. I knew that switching to more efficient alternatives usually doesn’t pay off for a period of time, so I figured we should start immediately and reap the benefits for as long as possible. I was… Continue reading Going Green for Fun and Profit

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