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September 2009



Buffett and an astronaut

September 16, 2009 – Comments (0)

I read in today's "Tuesday's Biggest Stock Stars" article Warren Buffett's quote: "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." Which reminded me of an answer an astronaut gave me when I asked him whether he was worried about the things that could go wrong during launch or the mission. (I was a reporter and he was [and is] Jay Buckey, who was a payload specialist aboard STS-90 in 1998.) His response was something like he wasn't worried because the crew had repeatedly practiced and prepared for every scenario.   [more]



Losing your job: curse or opportunity?

September 02, 2009 – Comments (1)

Going back to school to "brush up" on my job skills or get new ones wouldn't be foremost in my mind if I lost my job. Taking a deep breath and using the opportunity to pursue a dream job or start my own business ... yeahhh, rrright. I think I'd go into OMG-I-can't-be-without-income mode fairly quickly and send out resumes to any job I looked even sorta qualifed for. I'm single, so I'm supporting myself.   [more]

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