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AlphaSmart

No, not that kind of alpha. I was looking for a very light laptop so that you could do some writing anywhere. I have a…

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Masculin Feminin

This weekend I flipped through the Personals in the New York Review of Books. They’ve always been good for entertainment, with very literately phrased ads…

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GAIM, Lockups, Coca

I spent two weeks in Southern France, starting at a GAIM conference in Cannes. As I wrote before, you don’t learn too much of a…

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Man-machine

When I was looking at a really efficient rider in the Tour de France, not sprinting but simply powering along during the main part of…

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Alphaville

At the GAIM conference in Cannes, it’s very different from the derivatives or risk management conferences I’ve been to before. There are 1200 people attending.…

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Goal vs. Gaol

I recently had some students cheat in a course I teach. What irritated me was that they seemed to regard cheating as a sort of…

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Jack Black

About a year or two ago I sat on an airplane coming back from London and ended up watching ‘School of Rock,’ without any preconceptions,…

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Myths 2: Axiomatizion

Well, not quite myths, but objections. I don’t like axiomatization in finance. I believe you should learn things more sloppily the first time around, and…

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Myths 1

Once upon a time when I worked at Goldman, a trader friend of mine Dan O’Rourke and I used to sometimes talk about spelling out…

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Intuition

I was looking at blogs on google and I found one that referrred to an article I once wrote on how to get a job…

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Color

Never done a blog before. If you want to know more about me, look at www.ederman.com……. Bombs away. The other night I went to see…

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