Confirming Who I Am

As part of an online application with Fulton Waters, I was asked to use the 16 Personalities website to take a test and see who I really am.  I recognized the website as something I had done a while ago.  Without going back in time to see my previous results, I plowed ahead with the…

Add the Blockchain to My Cross-Margined Life and This Could Really Work

A while ago I put up a short post about the idea of cross-marginning my financial life.  https://wordpress.com/post/arhaik.com/835 I do not like tracking so many different aspect of my financial life; 401(k), mortgage, checking accounts, savings accounts, 529 plans, monthly bills, K-1’s, W-2’s, PayPal, Coinbase, on and on and on.  So the idea that you…

“I Am” – By Alex Leahy

I am amazing but unknown I wonder if I can make the world worthier, I hear the irritating scream of my sisters, I see myself doing a barspin, I want to work harder I am amazing but unknown I pretend I am the BOSS, I feel I’m not quite there yet, I touch the top of…

Gig Economy With Corporate Benefits?

I have been thinking about this for a while now.  As more people work in the gig economy, there are more people who are searching the corners of the internet for healthcare services, retirement accounts, office space, small office services, accounting, etc. Not only are a lot of these services somewhat complex to analyze and…

Unwatchable

The NBA Finals were on last night (Congrats to Golden State).  In a game of consequence, with incredibly skilled and agile athletes competing for their sport’s highest honor, I just could not stand to watch all the incorrect calls by the referees.  Neither could the announcers.  After just a few minutes, I became disinterested and…

Gov’t Should Guide Development

The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo has an article today discussing the rise of private entities as builders of infrastructure and funding research that will be the building blocks of the future of society. Part of the takeaway is the Federal government is increasingly out of the business of backing research and building infrastructure.  And…

Original Thinkers Use Firefox & Chrome

Great 15 minute Ted Talk by Adam Grant; The surprising habits of original thinkers. My favorite take away is that you can predict job performance and commitment by the web browser that you use (9:50 mark).  Google Chrome & Mozilla’s FireFox users perform better and last longer at their jobs.  The conclusion of the study…

Training is Good, Right? Not at IronFX

I had a cup of coffee the other day with a gentleman I used to work with.  He was the Sales Manager of a company when I was brought in as COO of that company.  He is no longer the Sales Manager (I fired him), and I am no longer the COO.  But we have…

Remote Workplace Culture (con’t)

I expect I will write about this subject more often.  I have spent a lot of time reading and thinking about it, and as Visual Trading continues to add momentum and employees I will use this place as a means to flesh out my thinking. As leader of remote teams, I have recognized the importance…

Replace “Productivity” with “Processes”

My version of being productive was interrupted for 6 days when I misplaced (aka: lost) my trusted Moleskin Notebook. I truly realized that my level of productivity is driven by my use of the processes I have honed over the years.  Use the notebook to set a weekly Goals and daily tasks; block incoming messages…

Trading Regulation Change Happening Quickly & Quietly

I know to expect looser regulations in the world of finance under Trump.  Just look at his cabinet picks and advisors.  Its a murderer’s row of hedge fund guys and senior bankers  (Plus that nutjob Betsy DeVries). I expected the changes to take a while to go into effect because I was thinking about equity…

Manhunt

Interesting show concept.  It was up on screen as I got down to some Sunday night work after the NE Patriots won their AFT Championship game versus Pittsburgh. I have thought about it before; when the two prison inmates in upstate NY escaped and evaded for a few days.  Could I do it?  What would…