Tag archives for simple

  1. Searching for Pencils

    Sometimes it pays to keep things simple (even though people insist on making things complex).  Take for example this old joke about NASA: In the early days of the space program, NASA discovered that using ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.  NASA scientists — some of the best and brightest people at the…

  2. Two Rules for Male and Female Compatibility

    Sometimes when you read something so simple yet so obvious, you wonder why you didn’t figure it out earlier.  Taken straight from Rules for Aging by Roger Rosenblatt, Male and Female Compatibility Rules: She’s right. He’s really thinking about nothing.  Really. Just like Occam’s razor says, the simplest answer is usually the correct one.  Now…

  3. Another Look at the Financial Crisis

    “What caused that? Firms ceasing to be partnerships is the beginning of it. A Wall Street firm that is investing its own money, the people inside it, it’s their money that’s at stake, are going to behave very differently from people who are a public corporation who are using shareholders’ money.” “No partnership would have…