Timing: The Mark of a General

The mark of an elite general is that he has an impeccable sense of timing.

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As the market is in uproars and the Corona/Covid-19 virus is causing widespread panic, it seems pertinent to address the issue of timing.

Now might be as good a time as any to sell if you’ve had large capital gains over the past couple of years.

They say you should not try to time the market, but all my worst losses have come from not selling fast enough.Continue Reading…

The Key to Success is to Be in the Right Business

the key to success is being in good businessesIn my last article I mentioned 9 Success Theories.

But I sneakily left out what I believe is the single most important factor.

In this follow-up article, I will deal with this 10th theory.

“There‚Äôs no substitute for being in good businesses, and there are not many of them.”¬† ~Tom MurphyContinue Reading…

9 Success Theories

Have you ever wondered what makes a person successful?

So have I.

I have read about this topic quite a lot and found many explanations.

Sure, there are easy answers, but if you’ve read self-improvement books and magazines, you probably know them already.

Then there are more nuanced answers. Depending on what line of work you’re in and what you want to do, those answers may differ.Continue Reading…

SGM 2020 Plans

Happy New Year to you!

First let me address the Updated version of Breaking out of Homeostasis. I’m working on it as we speak, but it’s taking longer than I thought. It should be done around the end of March-April. Regardless, the wait will be worth it.

I have been inactive on SGM for the last year, which saddens me.

For 2020, I will redesign the website, finish interesting articles I have in mind, and some more stuff that you will see.

In fact, I have a ton of ideas. But before I get into that, I want your opinion:Continue Reading…

The Destruction of Culture

(Globalization, Pop Culture, Dumbing-Down, Failed School System, and Participatory Democracy)

If porn was allowed on YouTube the next president would be a pornstar.

If the theme song of Homeostasis Dwellers is¬†Girls Just Want to Have Fun,¬†then the theme of Homeostasis Breakers is¬†Push it to the Limit.Continue Reading…

The Expanded Version of Breaking out of Homeostasis & More

I know I’m slow.

I wrote the original version when I was ~22-23. Then I wrote the current (Kindle) version when I was 26. That, right there, is three years of refining and expanding upon existing ideas.

How many people would spend years pondering a philosophy? I know many people do 100 tweets a day, email their followers twice per day, and create a new product every week. I’m slower though, because I don’t copy.

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The 13 Minute Workout: How to Maintain Your Physique with Minimal Time Spent

 [How I cut my total workout time in a third and even put on a lot of muscle.]

If you had asked me one year ago, “Ludvig, could you maintain your body by spending a third of the time in the gym, and barely even getting sore?” I would have flat out told you no.

Now, I’m not so sure.

Is it possible to put on weight, gain muscle, and stay in shape without adhering to long conventional workout routines? This has been the case for me the past 6 months.

Let me give you the rundown.Continue Reading…

Nothing New Under the Sun: 8 Historic Patterns

I have written about history on multiple occasions in the past, and now it’s time again.

Studying history is important because it gives you a broad understanding of human nature under different circumstances. And it also allows you to predict with higher certainty when people or countries are succumbing to certain historical patterns. When this happens, there is not much you can do to counteract it — a wiser decision may be to simply extract yourself from the situation and strive to avoid the folly of your peers, statesmen or countrymen.Continue Reading…