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Creating a School of Excellence: Admissions vs. Demissions 10 Jun 2012 | 06:38 pm

An effective student selection process is central to creating a great private school environment, but not sufficient. When the atmosphere or social dynamics of the student body deteriorate, it is easy...

Taught v. Learned 13 Feb 2012 | 05:16 am

Teachers often commiserate with one another over how little of their lessons are actually retained by the students. The standard defense is that the material was taught, but that students are too fick...

Solving Education Locally 16 Jan 2012 | 04:34 am

I am a Middle School History teacher of 9 years and still love my profession. When I started teaching, I had a dream of creating the ideal curriculum and then simply propagating it around the world to...

This Week on Bear Radio: The bear market caused the US debt downgrade, not the other way around. 10 Aug 2011 | 02:25 am

In this week’s episode we discuss why most commentators have it backwards in blaming the market downturn on the S&P US debt downgrade. The S&P downgrade occurred BECAUSE the general economic mood is b...

Ideas are cheap - making them a reality is hard 8 Aug 2011 | 10:44 am

I think that innovation, in and of itself, is over-rated. There have always been people who “think outside the box” and come up with new and interesting ideas. The crucial issue is making these ideas ...

This Week on Bear Radio: It’s lonely being a bear 3 Jun 2011 | 02:15 am

In this episode we talk about how the ranks of Bears are being continuously depleted. Even Tim Ellis, the creator of SeattleBubble, has now bought a home. Are the Optimistic Bear and friends the only ...

This Week on Bear Radio: The Bubble Returns 30 May 2011 | 06:14 am

In this episode we discuss how the rash of tech IPOs and wild valuations are eerily similar to previous tech bubbles. Credit problems have only been swept under the carpet (evidenced by the fact that ...

This Week on Bear Radio: credit deflation – the unexplained phenomena 18 May 2011 | 06:12 am

In this week’s episode we discuss how there isn’t a single school of economics that explains the modern phenomena of credit deflation. According to traditional economics theories the prices of goods a...

This Week on Bear Radio: The diversification myth and why investing today is riskier than e 7 May 2011 | 08:09 am

In this episode we discuss the crash in the commodity markets and the amazing correlation which is occurring across almost all asset classes. Even BitCoin has been blowing another bubble. This correla...

This Week on Bear radio: It’s an inflationary world out there 22 Mar 2011 | 04:46 am

In this episode Moses Kim explains that the rising prices in commodities and precious metals show that the US will be living in an inflationary environment for a long time to come. The massive US gove...

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