Archive for August, 2006

Low-tech sabbatical

, written by Jeremy

Am leaving today for a mini-sabbatical – a canoe trip deep in the sticks of British Columbia.

No net. No phones. No batteries. Posting will be even lighter this week than it has been the last few.…

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Keystone questions

, written by Jeremy

As investors we ask a lot of questions. It’s the part of the job I enjoy the most.

I’ve always been attracted to important questions … this work has cemented that interest.

Here’s a question I found a while ago. …

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Begging for wonderful

, written by Jeremy

From sites around the net: “brilliant”, “genius”, “inspiring”.

The world is begging for wonderful.

P.S.: If reading this via RSS – Go here.…

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More taps

, written by Jeremy

While doing my MSc, I explored the economic costs of a massive ice storm in Eastern Ontario. One of the women on the project focused on the costs specific to maple syrup producers.

Maple syrup production is lovely – tucked …

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Staring at the meek

, written by Jeremy

What do you think of this? Is it a power worth using on trifling things like brow-beating gas boys or getting a window seat? It feels a bit more special than that.

A friend and I used to talk …

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Revisiting abductive thinking

, written by Jeremy

Retro post #143

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sift experiment no. 1

, written by Jeremy

So, I’ve been fiddling lately. Toying really. Poking and prodding. Dilly-dallying. A bit itchy actually. I’d like to play a little. Something related to biomimicry I think.

Biomimicry or biomimetics is the study and imitation of nature. Taking inspiration for …

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I am …

, written by Jeremy

A good friend and I were chatting about personal branding, it started with the regular hoopla: posture, piercings, language, work ethic, body odour, etc. Gradually we got to talking about how we perceive ourselves and how we each perceive the …

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Everything else is proofreading

, written by Jeremy

Retro post: No. 99

Philip Pullman in the Guardian:

“It’s when we do this foolish, time-consuming, romantic, quixotic, childlike thing called play that we are most practical, most useful, and most firmly grounded in reality, because the world itself is

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