10 Ways to Improve Your Creative Imagination

If you want to develop your creative imagination you must open your mind to new unexplored paths, think of offbeat ways to tackle a problem, make something that is hard easier. Be curious about everything—the world is full of amazing wonders for you to learn about. They will become your storehouse of memories and ideas […]

Books Recommended by Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time—none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads—at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.” — Charlie Munger […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Various Research Methods

Experimental Method Advantages of Experimental Method: Precise control possible Disadvantages of Experimental Method: Artificial setting typical Causal conclusions possible Intrusiveness typically high Precise measurement possible Complex behaviors difficult to measure Theory testing possible Unstructured exploratory research difficult Correlational Observation Advantages of Correlational Observation: Relationships between variables can be found Disadvantages of Correlational Observation: Causal conclusions […]

The Best Tweets by Career Coach Marty Nemko: Life Lead Well & Career Success

Marty Nemko is an Oakland, CA-based career coach, and author. Marty hosts the “Work with Marty Nemko” on KALW-FM, an NPR-San Francisco station. Marty Nemko blogs about career, education, men’s and boys’ issues, the life well-led, and improving the world at martynemko.blogspot.com/. A compilation of his articles and writings are at www.martynemko.com/. His YouTube channel […]

Warren Buffett in 1951: “The Security I Like Best:” GEICO

In his 2013 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders, Warren Buffet extols his mentor Ben Graham’s discourse on value investing, “The Intelligent Investor.” Warren has previously described The Intelligent Investor as “by far the best book on investing ever written.” I learned most of the thoughts in this investment discussion from Ben’s book The Intelligent […]

Definition: Cook’s Tour

A Cook’s Tour is a guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or an area. Broadly, a Cook’s tour is a rapid but extensive glance or survey of a subject matter. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the phrase has its origin in Thomas Cook & Son, the prominent British travel agency, […]

Dave Packard’s 11 Simple Rules

Dave Packard, along with Bill Hewlett, friend and fellow graduate of electrical engineering from Stanford University, started Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard’s Palo Alto garage with an initial capital investment of US$538. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are known for their legendary people-oriented management style and community consciousness. Below are eleven simple rules that reflected Dave […]

What Makes Good People Do Bad Things? The Roots of Unethical Behaviour in Life and Work

The memory of ethics catastrophes at firms large and small like Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and Hewlett-Packard elevated public bitterness toward corporate executives as never before. Unethical behavior has spoiled the public’s conviction about the inherent goodness in people and spawned charges for more government oversight of private industry. In free societies, many people identify with […]

Mungerisms: Charlie Munger’s 100 Best Zingers of All Time

Devotees of Charlie Munger don’t hear a lot from him, particularly in comparison to the frequency of media appearances that his partner at Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett makes. But, when Charlie Munger talks, follower’s can be sure they’re always colorful. Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett’s partner and Vice-Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway, the investment conglomerate. In […]