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red-cross.gif finance.jpgA businessman mired in medical school. From one world to another, learning a different language, building a new knowledge base. It’s like learning how to walk again.

This is how I get in touch with my ‘old self’.

I enjoy learning/reading about everything. I like reading anything from science literature to pot boiler novels to the latest HBS case studies. Perhaps that can help explain my the jump in professions. While most of my readings are now of the medical nature, I still enjoy reading barrons (atleast until my subscription runs out) and the NYT. Oh yea, one thing I absolutely hate… Poetry. I just don’t get it.

I’m a tech junkie, albeit a cheap and unemployed one (thus my toys are far and few). Check out my mobile log, as told from my Treo 700wx.

Hiking somewhere in the PyraneesI love traveling and the outdoors in general. I believe that our wired society relies too much an automation. Theres nothing like sweating up 4 miles to the top of a mountain (obviously not a very big mountain) only to see tourists drive up in their caravans. If I ever have the chance to travel/explore, you can guarantee I will post a travelogue about it.

Heart Transplant on the MiataLastly, I love cars. Not necessarily expensive ones, but definitely the less practical ones. Theres something to be said for a company who can successfully produce a fun to drive car for under $25,000. Last year, I bought a poorly maintained 1999 Mazda Miata with 140,000 miles on it and rebuilt most of the mechanics (engine, new MSM suspension, new My 318 Ti at Lime Rock brakes) from the ground up (with the help of a buddy). He’s officially codriver of my car when we go to races (autocross). We’ve only been out once with it and there is much tuning to do (ie: it’s slow!). I also drive a 1998 BMW 318ti as my daily driver.. not the most powerful car, but a fun yet practical car to throw around the corners.

Note: I am not, nor am I related to Stephen E. Landsburg, the author of the book Armchair Economics: Economics & Everyday Life.



1. jcorn - July 10, 2008

Hi =
I just wanted to pop in here and give you a heads up about a recent article on how fear of the number 13 (not the same as fear of Friday the 13th) could affect the economy, buildings and other things. I was a bit surprised to discover that this fear was relatively high in the population and really wanted your take on that. Is it cultural? historical? Why does superstition affect our economic decisions, affecting up to 9% or more of the population? Finally, how much money is lost on every Friday the 13th due to people avoiding work, changing plans, etc? When researching this, it seemed there was more of an impact then I’d have expected.

Your take? I love your website! I’m getting hooked on it 🙂

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