Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Lessons Learned from Big Pharma – The Game

May 30th, 2016

Recently I played a game called Big Pharma. It seemed interesting because it is a business simulation. It was so interesting that I stayed up until 4AM playing. If you are interested in business simulations and you have extra time or on an airplane, I suggest you give it a try.

Big Pharma Game

Big Pharma Game

As I played, I started wondering if this experience is similar to what it is really like to being the CEO of a real pharmaceutical company. I imagined that much of it is quite similar…perhaps if you removed all the boring meetings and time wasted dealing with lawyers.

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The Most Popular OIAI Post of All Time

April 18th, 2016

After analyzing the traffic for the Online Investing AI blog, I became curious about the most popular post of all time. It turns out to be Rich Dad’s Cashflow Game is Now Free!. This got me thinking: why is this post so popular? Of all the Rich Dad posts, why do people love this one?


Rich Dad's Cashflow Game

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Game

Perhaps it is because of the high price of the board game. When I last checked it cost over $100, compared to perhaps $20 for most board games. Does the Rich Dad game cost more to produce? No, it costs more because it is worth more.

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New Years Resolutions

January 1st, 2016

Since today is Jan. 1st, I started thinking about New Years Resolutions. And what better way to start the new year than by creating a blog post?


One thing that is funny about New Years Resolutions is that most people have them. And 99% of the time they have completely forgotten all about them by spring. This useless goal setting system is completely broken. Yes nearly all people use it. Then they lament that they “failed” in following through.


The #1 New Years Resolution is going to the gym. I wish I owned some gyms. Perhaps 95% to 98% of the members never go. And those that do go only use it a few times per month. Ever wonder my gym membership is so cheap? Because the cheaper it is the easier it is to lie to ourselves.

I don’t want to cancel it because I am going to try to start going.

I wonder why people think it is such a great idea to get drunk and party on New Years Eve. Why? What’s so great about it? It’s just another year that went by. Did you achieve your goals? Did you get rich? Did you even go to the gym? If I answered no to those questions, then I wouldn’t be partying. I would be pondering.

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Rich Dad’s Cashflow Game: Free and Updated

July 13th, 2012

Robert Kiyosaki recently updated the Rich Dad site, making it easier to find the Cashflow game. Look on the top left of the page.

Rich Dad's Cashflow Game is Free

Rich Dad's Cashflow Game is Free

Alternately, you can go to the Cashflow game page and log in. The trick is that you need to have a Rich Dad account, and you will need to sign up for one on the Rich Dad main website.

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Outstanding Learning Resources

March 23rd, 2011

As you know, the world is changing quickly. And, one of the things that needs to change is the way we learn. Many people go to school and assume that traditional school is the only way to learn.  I have written in the past about the shortcomings of a traditional education.

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Today’s post is about new and better ways to learn. I have been doing that programming stuff for a long time, and it is interesting to see how changes in technology make it easier to learn. eBooks and online videos are a great complement to the old printed book.

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Four Tips To Stay Productive When You Work At Home

March 8th, 2011

This guest post was provided by Katheryn Rivas, who regularly writes for online universities.  She welcomes your comments at

Working from home can be a great way to save money on commuting expenses, as well as overhead costs related to leasing an office space and paying monthly bills for utilities and so on. This sort of cost-reduction is especially important in this economy, given the trouble we’ve seen in the past few years and the looming rising gas prices due to unrest in the Middle East.

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The one thing you have to make sure if you do plan to work from home is that you can remain just as productive and focused as though you were working in an regular office. Your home can provide a sanctuary for your work; however, it can also be a very distracting environment if you’re not careful.

Here are a few tips to keep up your productivity and stay focused when you work from home. If you can think of others, please feel free to add them in the comments section.

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Trading and Poker

February 15th, 2011

Recently I discovered Texas Hold’em Poker on Facebook. I never really enjoyed playing poker very much, but to my surprise it is pretty interesting. Why? Because the more I play poker the more I realize how it is like trading.

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As I play, I immediately relate many things I have read about trading to what is happening in the game. It seems that many the information in books about trading is totally applicable to poker.

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Johnny Bunko: My Favorite Character

September 5th, 2010

Have  you read Johnny Bunko? It’s the story of a hapless guy who finds himself in cubicle hell. And, it’s one of my top 10 favorite books of all time. I have written about it previously here.

Have you ever woken up on December 31st and wondered where the whole year went? I know I have. I think many people wake up each morning and wonder what happened to their life. They have a vague memory of being in school, and then after that it is all a blur. Before they know it they are middle aged (or old) and wonder what happened to their life.

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Delivering Happiness – What about Money?

August 31st, 2010

Now I am reading Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh. Tony is a co-founder  of Zappos, the online shoe company that was recently sold to Amazon for $1 billion. I highly recommend this book because it is entertaining and fun to read.

Yet it is also filled with some deep meaning. Tony shares his story about how he sold his first company, Link Exchange, to Microsoft for $265 million. His own share was $40 million. But here’s the interesting part. He would be paid $8 million for staying with the company for one year.

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Financial Freedom and High Art

July 3rd, 2010

One of the goals of our company is to allow anyone to retire within a few years, instead of wasting away in a terrible job for 40 years. Yet that begs an interesting question,.

What would you do with all your time?

Each person gets to answer that for themselves. Perhaps they could peruse their artistic dreams, like the Morphs.

Well, maybe this sort of art is not such a great idea…but the video is so funny I had to share it with you!


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