Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne

Being an Effective Educator and Communicator Requires an Understanding of the “Rules” of Your Students’ Social and Economic Class According to Ruby Payne’s Book A Framework for Understanding Poverty

My lunch with friends yesterday turned into a 3 to 4 hour event as we hung out at a local independent pizza parlor and discussed kids, love, True Blood, taxes, and a host of other things.  The topic of poverty came up (as is inevitably bound to happen when the group includes a social worker,…

Mental Model by Joshua Kennon

Mental Model: Information Asymmetry

Mental Model: Information Asymmetry For the past month or two, there has been a running joke at the office that I’ve been giving Aaron a hard time about, providing me countless hours of entertainment.  It is a good illustration of a mental model from economics called information asymmetry and I thought I’d take five minutes…

Intrinsic Value Book Featured

When It Comes to Books, I Don’t Care How Much Money I Spend or Waste Ruining Them

I’m a big reader.  Huge.  My library consists of thousands of titles, mostly all of which are non-fiction (biographies, finance, business, economics, psychology, history, ethics, etc.)  If I were to reproduce it, the cost would be somewhere between $12,000 and $30,000 depending on  how difficult it was to get your hands on many of the…

Wal-Mart Stores Stock Earnings Yield versus United States Treasury Bond Yields

Earnings Yields vs. Treasury Bond Yields as a Stock Market Valuation Technique

Using Wal-Mart Stores as an Example of Earnings Yields vs. Treasury Bond Yields [mainbodyad]I was up until 5 a.m. this morning reading through the past few years’ of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. annual reports, filings with the SEC, analyst reports, transcripts, and other documents.  It is about time to have the businesses make another contribution to…