Author Archives: Chad Parry

Forgotten

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A short story following the Machine of Death premise

“Power corrupts, to a point. Somebody said that absolute power corrupts absolutely. But he didn’t have any idea what he was talking about.” Mr. Seher watched his own hands gesticulating. “It’s the desire for more power that corrupts. So once you hold complete, absolute power in your hands, you don’t feel driven by your old appetites for fame or money. Every temptation is beneath you except the need to prepare the world for when you’re gone.” Continue reading

Slow and Steady

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A widespread investing myth is the time diversification fallacy–the belief that young people should hold riskier assets than old people. People imagine a young person’s portfolio to be safer than an old person’s because it is somehow protected by time. This idea is a dangerous weed that cannot be easily uprooted. Here are my own arguments against it. Continue reading

Dating

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Advice #1: Great girls make bad relationship decisions all the time. You just have to be there when it happens.

Advice #2: If you want to catch a girl’s eye, it’s important to make a big first impression. It’s less important to make a good first impression. Just make it a big one.