Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Is Elon Musk Worth a $2.6 Billion Compensation Package?

On the surface, a $2.6 billion compensation package for any CEO sounds outrageous. But look at the numbers it hinges on. If there are contenders for tech titan poster child, Elon Musk is clearly leading the pack. Unlike almost any other CEO in recent memory, Musk embodies the spirit of innovation, vision, risk-taking, fearlessness, and unbridled ambition while also having ...

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And the Oscar Goes to…

If technology can predict Oscar winners can it also predict your market? On days like this predictions abound. And most often those predictions come from the pundits, the ones “in the know.” But what if the real power of prediction is not in the opinions and the bias of pundits but in the data? One the most amazing things about ...

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Two Reasons You Can’t Afford to Retire

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life. We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams. When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply. In 1935, when the Social Security ...

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Why Early Google and Facebook Employees Are Rallying to Protect Kids from Social Media

Algorithms are driving behaviors that may very well be inadvertently targeting society’s most vulnerable, and the Social Media obsession may be harming children in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Social media is one of those topics that divides people. Some see it as oxygen–they can’t live without it–and others see it as Sarin gas–not wanting to get ...

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