Tag Archives: career

Social skills pay

By | January 20, 2018

Teach them math but social skills first. Social skills play a much bigger role in job growth than math alone, based on this analysis by David Deming of Harvard University, for data spanning 1980-2012. As the world increasingly moves towards automation, the labor market rewards social skills more than other skills, even more than skills from… Read More »

Worth of an investment – comparison of cash, housing & stocks

By | August 14, 2017

See today’s Chart of the day here. Value of $100k invested in Jan 2010 in cash, housing, and S&P Index at the end of Jun 2017 (see more details of this chart at Chart of day, Aug 14, 2017) In Dec 2013, we made an offer of $345k on a house in Washington County, Portland Oregon.… Read More »