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2020 is not lost.

Learning first.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

— Steve Jobs

I’m going to make dots. Lots of itty bitty little dots and splatter them around in digital ink.

Maybe one day they’ll connect up and it’ll all make sense.

I don’t know where it’ll lead me. But today, I’m going to trust the process, the journey, the gut feeling, and curiosities.

The Internet is my canvas.

Let’s make some dots and learn something new.

The whole 52 weeks of it.

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there’s more to it than just buying and holding

Warren Buffett is the king of investing. He was the original billionaire.

Bill Gates has his Microsoft. Mark Zuckerberg has his Facebook. Jeff Bezos has his Amazon.

Warren Buffett doesn’t know how to code, nor does he have any revolutionary ideas. He does, however, have his investments.

While many of us are unlikely to scale up towards multi-billion dollar investment portfolio valuations, we can still learn something from his investing techniques.

Here’s a short guide on how to rationally assess your investments, what to buy, and when to sell.

Rule №1: Never lose money.

While this seems obvious enough, if you’re a new investor, it's easy to get caught up in the speculation process. You might have read something somewhere that encourages you to sell. …

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And what to do about it

Once you get a job, it’s easy to get stuck into trading your time for a paycheck. You take the commute, get into the office, brew your coffee, take it to your desk, sit down, and start tapping.

Sometimes, there might be a meeting here and there, a debate with your fellow developers over a module or implementation.

You end your day by going home, going to sleep, and then waking up to do it all over again.

It sounds monotonous. But you convinced yourself otherwise.

Because work is part of life — just like bills, rent, utilities, groceries, and every other little thing in life that chips away at your paycheck. …


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Angular. Flutter. Firebase. And answering curiosities with itty bitty dots. | linkedin.com/in/dechalert | youtube.com/c/AphinyaDechalert

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