What’s the saying? Opinion’s are like assholes… everyone’s got one? Sounds about right. Now, there’s something I would LOVE input and opinions on: should I switch jobs? An opportunity has presented itself where I would stay with the same company but I could move over into a different position where I could do more interesting work that applied my education and skill set AND gave me the freedom to exercise my creativity and autonomy. You’re probably wondering “that sounds amazing, why the hell are you even asking for my opinion?” Well, if it was just that, this would be an easy choice. But, it’s a little more complicated. Help me Kapitalust readers, you’re my only hope.
The Money Book Giveaway is back for October 2014! This month, one of the hottest money books of 2014 is being given away absolutely for free. This one is deviating from the original list of books from the 20 Must Read Money Books but it is totally worth it. The first giveaway saw Alicia over at Financial Diffraction win The Little Book of Common Sense Investing. The second giveaway saw No More Waffles win Fooled by Randomness. Will YOU be the winner of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel this time around? Do you fell lucky? Well, do ya punk!?
I’m so giddy! No, not because it’s Thursday, silly. Want to know why? Because I can FINALLY use this picture I had so masterfully crafted over a year ago (yes, I am highly artistic as you can clearly see). The problem with this image was that when I created it, the market was red hot. Then it kept on getting hotter. I didn’t feel like I could use this and write until the markets started tumbling. And tumbling it has in the past week. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. So come join me for a pleasant introduction to financial pornography.
Last Monday, I unleashed the beast of a post on 36 bloggers and their investing styles. It took a lot of time, persistence, and energy to compile and polish up that piece for publication. Some of you reading this are probably laughing at how many times I badgered you with emails saying “Hey, just following up on that investing style paragraph – got it ready yet?” Half the battle was summoning up the courage to cold call so many bloggers and compiling the paragraphs. The other half was actually taking the raw material and crafting it into a finished product. Let me tell you a story of how it almost never happened.
One of the great joys of blogging is that bloggers, in general, are all incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely nice people. Bloggers are more than willing to help you out and really interact with you in a sincere and genuine way. Reach out to any of them – even the big ones – and they make time to answer questions. So this post was originally suppose to be about different investing styles. Yeah, something that could put an insomniac to sleep. So instead of boring you to tears, I decided to reach out to a bunch of bloggers to see if I could get a paragraph on their investing styles to put together instead. The response back has been overwhelming! Come check it out.