“The Art of War”: A Timeless Treatise on Military Strategy

In “The Art of War”, Sun Tzu lays out a framework for success in military conflict that is as relevant today as it was when it was first written over two thousand years ago. From the principles of deception and surprise to the importance of knowing your enemy, Sun Tzu’s treatise is a must-read for […]

The (Most likely) True Story of the Most Famous Gambler in History

William T. Walters is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and retired professional gambler widely regarded as among the most successful sports bettors in Las Vegas, having a winning streak which extended for over 30 years. Walters was born in Alton, Missouri, on November 12, 1934. He started working as a bookie at the age of 18 […]

The End of Wisdom: Why Most Advice is Useless Review

In his book, “The End of Wisdom: Why Most Advice is Useless,” Smiley makes a number of important points. However, the most important point he makes is that most advice is useless because it does not take into account the specific circumstances of the person receiving the advice. The best advice is tailored to the […]

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Investing in Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin has been in existence for about a decade now, and in that time, its value has fluctuated wildly. For example, at the beginning of 2017, one Bitcoin was worth around $1,000, but by December of that year, its value had surged to nearly $20,000. Since then, the value of Bitcoin […]

Dostoevsky on War

In 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote the following in a notebook: “And indeed this is the odd thing that is continually happening: just when someone appears who really has something to say, who really has discovered some thought, some new shade of meaning in life and is burning with a desire to communicate this to others, […]

Dostoevsky and the current Russia-Ukraine war

Many have quoted Dostoevsky’s “Notes from Underground” in order to make sense of the current Russia-Ukraine war. In the quote, Dostoevsky argues that even if man knew he were nothing but a piano-key, he would still act out of spite. This is relevant to the current situation because many people are speculating that Putin is […]

The Bernie Madoff Scam

Madoff is infamous for bilking investors out of billions of dollars over the course of many years. He was arrested in December of 2009 and is serving a 150-year sentence. Madoff was a well-known financier who ran a Ponzi scheme from the 1970s until his arrest in 2009. The Ponzi scheme is named after Charles […]

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Charlatans

In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of charlatans in the world today. They’re the people who claim to have all the answers, even though they don’t really know what they’re talking about. They’ll tell you that they can help you solve all your problems, even though they can’t actually do anything. And […]