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The Investment Office system of knowledge organization, by which resources are arranged and ordered systematically, using an experimental, multi-dimensional, approach to the domain.

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Beyond Finance Non-Linear Views on Financial Markets and the Economy
Quotes on the fly Quotes and Excerpts on Capital Markets and the Economy
The Coffee Chronicles Quotes from Everywhere and Nowhere, on Contradictions, Existence and Nothingness
The Chart Room As in “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours”, "百闻不如一见"

As the Government and the Bureaucracy expand excessively, they become the Enemy of the People

Dr. Marc Faber
Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, Monthly Market Commentary, November 1, 2023

The new age of conformity and uniformity

InvestmentOffice, June 2023

“The Crowd: a Study of the Popular Mind”

Gustave Le Bon (1841 – 1931), May 2023
''You’ll never be forgiven for being right."
Neil Oliver
The Jimmy Dore Show, “It’s Going To Get Ugly!” – Says Neil Oliver In Interview w/ Jimmy Dore, 4 June 2024
“Everything woke, turns to s**t.”
Donald J. Trump
Cullman, Alabama, 22 August 2021
''What I am essentially describing is military rule.''
Tucker Carlson, Mike Benz
Tucker Carlson Uncensored, Tucker Carlson Network, February 16, 2024
''You can't deduce from this the rule that because people are unequal you ought to treat them unequally in order to make them equal.''
Friedrich von Hayek
Firing Line, PBS, November 1977

“I like to have around me people who find ways to do things, not tell me why they can’t be done.“

Olive Ann Beech (1903 - 1993)
Co-founder, President, and Chairwoman of the Board, the Beech Aircraft Company ("Beechcraft")

Some people think of the glass as half full, some people think of the glass as half empty, I think of the glass as too big!"

George Carlin
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, George Carlin makes his 105th and final appearance, May 13, 1992

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Mike Tyson
... being asked if he was worried about his opponent's fight plan, 1987

The Death of Alexander the Great

After his death, the military fought for control over the land Alexander had conquered and this, combined with the silver Alexander had brought from the Middle East, led to one of the first inflations in history.

Dr. Bryan Taylor, Chief Economist
Global Financial Data, August 7, 2023

The new age of conformity and uniformity

Anyone remember Apple's commercial of the late 1990s, ”Here's to the crazy ones”?

InvestmentOffice, June 2023

“The Crowd: a Study of the Popular Mind”

An influential book from 1895 on the social psychology of crowds, originally written in French (“Psychologie des Foules”).

Gustave Le Bon (1841 – 1931), May 2023

Liminal Spaces in Financial Markets

Liminal spaces are understood as physical locations that are transitional in nature, somewhere between origin and destination. Their aesthetics is associated with feelings of eeriness, apprehension, and nostalgia. Now, what would be its equivalent in financial markets?

Investment Office, January 2023

Average Company Lifespan on S&P 500 Index

S&P 500 lifespans continue to shrink

Scott D. Anthony, S. Patrick Viguerie, Evan I. Schwartz, and John Van Landeghem
Innosight, 2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating, February 2018

The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Sheilagh Ogilvie
Princeton University Press, February 12, 2019

Price of a single ticket to Disney World

Actual ticket price vs. 1971 ticket price adjusted for inflation

Giles Parkinson, Portfolio Manager
Aviva Investors, Pricing power is the magic ingredient for equity investors, 27 November 2020

“Ignorance, there is no authority in the world like it.”


Orson Welles
Orson Welles Talks About Making “Citizen Kane”, The Dick Cavett Show, May 14, 1970