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Simplify Your Life with These Three Lessons from Chess

Last week I caught up over breakfast at Bill’s with good friends who are both investment professionals. Our conversation always ranges wildly across many topics…

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Bach’s Ciaccona – A Moment of Beauty

Going through my sheet music this evening, I stumbled across the Ciaccona (or Chaconne). Tucked away in the middle of Bach’s beautiful Sonatas and Partitas…

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Innovation Sometimes Requires Old Ideas

I was at an antiques event a few weeks ago and stumbled across this unusual “Triumphator”. I’ve always been fascinated by calculating machines – especially…

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Bach’s Ciaccona – A Moment of Beauty

Going through my sheet music this evening, I stumbled across the Ciaccona (or Chaconne). Tucked away in the middle of Bach’s beautiful Sonatas and Partitas…

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Simplify Your Life with These Three Lessons from Chess

Last week I caught up over breakfast at Bill’s with good friends who are both investment professionals. Our conversation always ranges wildly across many topics…

Cryptography

Innovation Sometimes Requires Old Ideas

I was at an antiques event a few weeks ago and stumbled across this unusual “Triumphator”. I’ve always been fascinated by calculating machines – especially…