Big Data In 2020: More Info, More Problems Big data--which powers everything from Netflix recommendations to fraud alerts--is changing the way we live. But is that a good thing? In the latest Pew Internet/Elon University survey, 53% of a handpicked group of “Internet experts, observers and stakeholders“ said big data would produce an overall positive effect by the year 2020. Meanwhile, 39% said it would have an overall negative effect (8% didn’t answer).
The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. The purpose of this series is to help us all identify with people like us (in similar situations -- not all will be, of course, but eventually I'm sure you will find someone like you here), get to know the frequent commenters on the site, and hear some financial wisdom/challenges from people other than me. If you're interested in contributing to this series, then drop me an email. The series seems to be very popular with readers and I need a steady stream of new ones to keep it going. Also, please leave constructive comments, questions, and so forth.
The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life by Patty Azzarello, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. “Do What You Love” Is Bad Advice
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Making Big Decisions and Mastering the Consequences My father-in-law Don McFadden told me a story about a big mistake he once made. He bought an apartment building in his city and borrowed most of the money to do it. After he took ownership, he learned that many of the tenants were moving out and there was no way to stop them, because they had never signed leases. He was facing an emptying apartment building and a large monthly mortgage payment – a bad combination. Worse, he got surprised: he hadn’t done the research to know that it was coming. So, how did it turn out?
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