5 Ways to Know If You Asked a Stupid QuestionYou imply in your question the answer you want to hear.You use “Don’t you think” to disguise a statement as a question.You drone on for so long you forget how the question started.You lead with some variant of “This might be a stupid question…”You already know the answer to the question.Source material: https://medium.com/@timhanso/the-questions-that-matter-46c5dd978f0c
My plan today is to talk about two crimes, a fraud and a robbery, and what investors like us can learn from them. It turns out that the biases that cause us to make bad financial decisions are the same ones that can turn us into crime victims, a fact that became clear to me after I was relieved of my backpack on a business trip to Paris. But that is the robbery I am going to talk about later. First I want to tell you the story of Nonko Trading.
In hindsight, I’m lucky I didn’t end up worse off. Following a few days in Vegas (and you know how those go), I flew back across the US and after one day of tending to the family jet-lagged in DC, I boarded a red eye Paris to attend an investing conference. I was so out of it by the time I landed that a Chinese tourist had to tell me while I stood on line to clear customs that my backpack was wide open with a clear path to my wallet and passport.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".