I Type Faster Than You

The average person types around 40 words per minute (WPM).  I type about 130-140 WPM (proof).  Sometimes, and this might sound weird, I feel in the zone and can type significantly faster – closer to 160 WPM.  I attribute this to my piano background and a childhood playing video games. …

My Libertarian Hedge Fund Employed Perspective on Occupy Wall Street

I recently visited Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan, the tent city home of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It was a gloomy, rainy day when I visited, and there were far fewer than the thousands of people I’d expected to see hanging out – maybe there were a couple hundred …

MBA Notes: The Virtue of Selfishness, and Net Neutrality

In a recent NYU Stern class (Economics of Social and Other Networks), we covered the economics of net neutrality, “a principle that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on consumers’ access to networks that participate in the internet” (wikipedia). The idea here is that users should have …

Jello, Porn & Blogging

Well, I’ve started a blog. This is actually my third blog over the last 10 years.  I was very proud of my first attempt, which I built from scratch in college using straight HTML – it’s still around, in fact: my first blog.  I was a pioneer of social networking …