Weekly Learning Journal 1 (17/08/2020)

Hi RIP readers, As you probably know I keep track of what I read/watch/listen/consume in terms of inputs. I use Roam for my Personal Knowledge Management, productivity and daily journaling. Yes, it’s not free and it’s not cheap, but as a beta user I’m still enjoying it for free 😉

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My Story Chapter 9b – Hooli: Dark side of a Dream job

Hi readers, this is the ninth (actually 9b) chapter of “my story“. Please take a look at the other chapters for some context. In previous chapter I’ve documented my timeline at Hooli, the tech giant I’ve been working for 7.5 years between November 2012 and March 2020. I’ve documented my

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My Story Chapter 9a – Hooli: Timeline and Financials

Hi readers, this is the ninth (actually 9a) chapter of “my story“. Please take a look at the other chapters for some context. I started this blog back in June 2016. Inspired by LivingAFI’s The Job Experience. The first posts I wrote were those about my personal, financial, and professional

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Quick 2020 Q2 Financial Update

Hi RIP readers, Here’s a quick 2020 Q2 (April, May, June) Financial Update. I plan to keep it “short”. April has been covered in a previous confused post, so this is essentially a May-June 2020 update. I think you should know by now, but let me repeat: I keep my

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Fake Gurus and Contrepreneurs Case Study: The Italian Man who went to Malta

Hi (Italian) readers, This is a follow up of my previous post about Luca Lixi and his company. But it’s not a post centered on him. It’s about Fake Gurus, and how to spot them. Our friend will serve as a case study. Yes, I know, I also want to

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The Italian Man Who went to Malta

NOTA: un lettore ha trovato il tempo e la voglia di tradurre questo post in Italiano! 69 pagine di pdf… sono senza parole 🙂 Ecco qui allegato: The Italian Man who Went to Malta – Italiano. Mini disclaimer: non ho letto tutta la traduzione, ho campionato solo qualche passaggio e

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Blog redesign WIP, and a project announcement

Hi RIP readers, This week I didn’t write a new article because I’ve been focusing on a static pages redesign for my blog. The redesign is not completed yet but I’ve already made quite some changes, and I wanted to share them with you 🙂 Before we continue: this is

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First shot of stock picking vaccine, i.e. my recent experience with Individual Stocks

Hi RIP readers, Let’s take a break from the Dark Fire series (will come back to it, do not worry) to document my experience with individual stocks during last ~40 days. It’s a trip into the why of it, the decision making process, the stock picking itself, the emotional roller-coaster

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FIRE Spectrum

FIRE is not DEAD! FIRE is a Spectrum. When I discovered that I could achieve Financial Independence and then Retire Early, I visualized my life split in two: the before, and the after. I though “ok, there will be a point in time, if my wealth grows with time, when

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FIRE is DEAD – Appendix

Hi dear readers, my last post FIRE is DEAD sprinkled many interesting discussions in the comments area, and in my personal inbox(ex). Thank you so much for raising the debate to such high quality! I’ve received many personal messages and emails, some just to thank me, others to show me

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