ArchiveJanuary 2019

Hype and Fyre


I have a brilliant concept to help promote my VIP Scooter business.  I’m going to throw an exclusive and luxurious music festival, set in a tropical paradise, and call it “Hype.”  Get your tickets now before they sell out, they are only $20K, a steal given the all-star lineup we are going to have as performers! My inspiration for this idea was partially inspired by the Fyre festival, a...

Conflicts of Interest


I’ve been home all week with a sick kid, attempting to get some semblance of work done. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my house for too long, but I’m starting to suspect my daycare intentionally gets the kids sick as a margin management tool.  “Becky, we aren’t going to hit budget this month, quickly go to the cabinet and sprinkle some ebola on the kids so we can cut...

The Story of Data: How This 100 Year Old Book is Still Right


I took much needed time off at the end of 2018, which meant the first two weeks of 2019 were a mess.  I’m back, I’m writing, and I’m excited about what 2019 has in store. I compiled all the predictions you sent me for 2019 in a separate post, which you can find here. Now, to today’s newsletter: The Story of Data: How this 100 Year Old Book is Still Right “Time after time it happens...

Candid Readers’ 2019 Predictions


Thank you to everyone who answered the call and shared their 2019 predictions with me.  Unsurprisingly, there were many folks that had nearly identical predictions, so I filtered out duplication. Here you go: General Sentiment “It can’t get any worse than 2018.” “2019 will make 2018 look like child’s play.” “Chaos.”  Political “Trump will be impeached.” “Mike Pence will become the POTUS.”...

Danielle O'Rourke

Recovering Investor. Mom. Wife.

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