Tim Markovitch

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There's more to a great investment than proximity to the CBD

I imagine there will always be people who see the CBD as the beacon for all things real estate. They are the diehards who measure property in terms …

Who is right about the equilibrium interest rate?

The equilibrium real interest rate continues to lie at the heart of discussions about economic policy in the US and elsewhere. Ben Bernanke has …

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult

In 2007, the same day Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone and the same year Twitter debuted at SXSW, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith published a book called <i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There</i>.<p>In it, Goldsmith makes the case that many of the behaviors that initially propel high-achievers up …

Popular spacefaring strategy game 'FTL' coming to iPad in 2014

When <i>FTL: Faster Than Light</i> launched on PC, Mac, and Linux in September 2012, it was almost universally praised for its brilliant combination of art, music, and genre-bending gameplay. Today, developer Subset Games announced <i>FTL: Advanced Edition</i> — a free expansion pack for the original game — but …

Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

Publication Date: <b>April 16, 2013</b><p>Find your signature voice... People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, connect easily with people, and have immediate impact. So how do you become one of them? How can you learn to "own the room"? This book will help you develop your …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Backpackers' diaries: a ride over the roof of India

Tourism in Manali is for bikers. The road north to Leh is the challenge: the road crosses four passes, including the 5,328m Taglang La, which is the second-highest motorable pass in India. Three of the passes are in the desert lands of Ladakh, where the road is rough but dry. Not so the Rohtang …

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The Snowden Effect, Cont'd

<i>The Los Angeles Times</i> printed an interesting column over the weekend by a former CIA official in regards to Edward Snowden, International Man Of Luggage. In it, the author argues, essentially, that we should all trust the people running the surveillance state because they are all good people, …