Gongol.com Archives: September 2009
Brian Gongol

September 15, 2009

Business and Finance Good entrepreneurs aren't really risk-takers, they're risk-avoiders
"Asymmetric risk" is an interesting thing: A good businessperson finds ways to take market risks and place them elsewhere whenever possible.

News Adoption for the wrong reasons
Elton John says he wants to adopt a child, in part, because his keyboardist died: "Last week I lost one of my best friends; my keyboard player died of a heart attack at 52. What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to." Surely he should know better than to talk about "replacing" a friend like one might replace a floor lamp. It was probably just a poorly-phrased sentiment, but he certainly chose his words badly.

Science and Technology Amino acids found on comet Wild 2
When amino acids come together, they can form proteins. Which gives rise to a question: Did amino acids emerge in their own right here on Earth, or did they come from somewhere else?

Humor and Good News Reclaiming "rebellion"

Humor and Good News The Comedy Central Roast of Miss Piggy

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