Celebrity deaths will be worse in 2017

This is in response to the current trend going round of saying 2016 was a terrible year, particularly with regards to celebrity deaths. There are a few images floating around with captions like this: My theory is that while 2016 may have been a bad year, it isn't an outlier …

New Years Resolutions

Despite it being seen as a silly exercise by some, I like to make a few new years resolutions each year. I do it because I think setting a few goals to try to achieve by year end gives you something to aim for, and acts as a kind of …

On the Prisoners Dilemma (Part One)

On the Prisoners Dilemma (Part One)

I. The Prisoner's Dilemma is something that you've almost certainly already read about if you have the slightest interest in psychology or economics. When I looked at the half formed idea for a post I had in my 'Blog Posts' Trello bucket I almost scrapped it for that reason. However! …

Book Review: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Book Review: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Another book in the 'how to invest' genre, probably the last I'll read for a while. After a few, it's just rehashing the same few ideas in different ways - which is good in a way, repetition helps the ideas stick. However, despite saying that, this book actually had a …

Just Check Yourself (or, being wrong less)

Just Check Yourself (or, being wrong less)

I. With all the post election hubbub, fake news is getting a bit of discussion. There are claims going around that the outcome of the election is a result of: The 'filter bubble' you get trapped in on social media, specifically Facebook, by hiding all the things you don't agree …