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An integral review of Nonviolent Communication

So, I bought the book "Nonviolent Communication" recently, and since it's only 200 pages, with about 50 pages of it being introductions and quizzes and stories, it was a fairly quick read.  Integral philosophy has again proven to be a superb lens with which to understand and analyze things like thi...

The new lay of the land, and lessons learned

This is not investment advice. Nobody knows what the hell is going on in cryptocurrency, and I'm just giving you my opinion and observations. Disclosure: I hold the coins that I say nice things about and don't hold the coins that I hate on, as one would expect. I was just thinking today that i...

RSI Supplements

There was a time when I was incredibly skeptical of what one might call “alternative medicine”, including herbal supplements, massage therapy, acupuncture,and anything else not prescribed by a doctor. However, I have come to appreciate that medical science doesn’t have all the answers. In my ...

Tax benefits for entrepreneurs willing to move to Puerto Rico

A few years ago, in order to encourage investment in Puerto Rico, the legislative assembly passed Act 20 and Act 22. Act 20 provides tax benefits for founding a Puerto Rico company, Act 22 offers tax benefits for entrepreneurs and investors willing to move to Puerto Rico. This post will cover the d...

A guide to Section 1202 tax benefits for entrepreneurs

UPDATE – In the Omnibus appropriations bill of 2015, Congress made this provision permanent and retroactive to the beginning of 2015. I’m writing this post because in my nine years of being in the startup world, I have never met an entrepreneur who had ever heard of section 1202 or sec...

Modifying pg_backup to include a latest directory

I wanted to use this script to back up my database, but I needed a directory that would always have the latest version in it. I added/modified the following lines in the script: LATEST_BACKUP_DIR=$BACKUP_DIR"latest/" rm $LATEST_BACKUP_DIR"$DATABASE".sql.gz cp $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR"$DATABASE"....

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