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Bias For Clarity

Bias for action. Gets things done. Go-getter. Traits companies big and small look for. And for good reason, you're being hired to do things! However, action is a secondary step that often overshadows the primary step, direction.   Clear direction is the foundation that enables our actions to takeoff. Without it, we're stuck in the mud.  Striving for clarity is an underrated skill. Having the courage to ask ( seemingly ) obvious questions, and to check in, making sure we're all on the same page. "O bvious " questions are a low risk, high reward way to add value. At worst, you'll add confidence to our actions. At best, you discover a misalignment that saves us from a dead-end.  The more people, the more clear we need to be. The bigger the initiative, the bigger the risk of reaching the finish line, only to realize expectations were off.  Success is always uncertain. But we can be certain about what we want and what everyone's job is. Things that can be clea

Rich Courses, Poor Lessons




"Too good to be true" is such a cliche - but it's a good one and it's true. Investing is a breeding ground for charlatans. Which makes sense. Wherever there's money, they're there. The scam I see a lot of lately involves training from stock market "geniuses". A classic. Fake experts have always existed, the internet has just made them louder. 

The con is simple. A promise of outsize returns through some kind of proprietary system or insights. A guarantee in returns is a guaranteed red flag. Even the best acknowledge investing is hard and returns are finicky. Anyone who is this confident are at best misinformed, at worst a liar.

They'll show charts of amazing performance. Usually beating the market by hundreds of points. Shouting you can learn to do it too!.....for just a few hundred bucks. What a value, right? 

This is usually nothing more than cherrypicked (or made up) data. Think about it. If they had the key to the markets, why would they give it away? Sharing eliminates all of its value. Why not profit off the insights themselves? 

They don't make money from investing because they can't. They make money from people who think they can. Those who can't do, teach. 

It's alarming how many scammers are out there. From the young to the old, from Tik Tok to Yahoo Finance. They are everywhere. Be careful of their ads. They try to make it look like real research when it's just them selling their junk. 

If you're reading finance blogs, you're likely literate enough to ignore these. They're after the financially vulnerable. Spread the word if you know anyone who might get caught up. 


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