Business

coffee badging

Requests: the practice of showing up at your physical workplace to interact with coworkers just long enough to establish that you showed up, before leaving to get your real work done from home.

tax evasion vs. tax avoidance

Priority request: Does lying about your taxes have karmic consequences or does it sometimes serve the highest good?

the bottom line

Request: the most important part of something; the most important aspect to consider.

vertical farming

Request: Vertical farming is growing in popularity and I'm considering starting a business in that sector. Would be good to know how integrous the practice is.

saving money for retirement

Priority request: Practical common sense? Or is it trying to control the future?

Investing.com

Financial markets platform providing real-time data, quotes, charts, financial tools, breaking news and analysis across 250 exchanges around the world in 44 language editions... with more than 46 million monthly users -- website

META1 stablecoin

Priority request. A cryptocurrency "secured by a diverse mix of assets including gold mines, bars, bonds and other precious metal securities" -- meta1coin.vision

tobacco packaging warning pictures

Priority request: found on every tobacco package in Eastern Europe, Austria, among about 80 different countries.

retail arbitrage

Request: "An example of this would be finding a product at Walmart that sells for $5, purchasing that product, and then reselling it on Amazon for $20." Is it an integrous way of earning money?

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

Priority request. "Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them" -- amazon

Eric Weinstein

Priority request. hedge fund director and podcast host. He was the joint managing director for Thiel Capital from 2013 until 2022. He has a PhD in mathematical physics from Harvard -- wikipedia

capability to handle ambiguity

"make decisions on the basis of the information you have, even if that isn't the whole picture. You can cope with uncertainty and risk. You can adapt to change. You have great problem-solving skills" -- targetjobs.co.uk

Cardano / ADA cryptocurrency

Focuses on scientific research and peer-reviewed development, aiming to achieve scalability, sustainability, and interoperability through a layered blockchain approach, which sets it apart from other cryptocurrencies -- cardano.org

Trump: The Art of the Deal

"his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal maker" -- amazon

XRP cryptocurrency

Unlike bitcoin and other mined cryptocurrencies, where new coins enter the market in the form of block rewards, XRP enters circulation whenever Ripple decides to sell coins from its pre-mined stash on the secondary market -- coindesk.com