Tuesday, 28 February 2023

[Post 589] How Delivery Drives Domino’s Pizza Empire | WSJ


Domino’s dominates U.S. pizza sales, thanks in part to its innovations in delivery. But now, a shortage of delivery drivers is challenging this foundational part of its business. 

[Post 588] Living In A $35K Tiny Home In My Backyard In Atlanta, GA | Unlocked


Precious Price, 26, lives for free with her dog in a tiny home in her backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. The tiny home cost $35,000 to build and six months to complete. Precious works as a real estate entrepreneur and digital consultant. Unlocked is a home tour series focused on how much people across the globe spend on their housing, what they get for the money and what they had to sacrifice to make it happen.

Monday, 27 February 2023

[Post 587] Book Summary 2: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5 by Timothy Ferriss

 "The 4-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss is a self-help book that was published in 2007. It is a practical guide that aims to help readers escape the traditional 9-to-5 workweek and create a lifestyle that they truly enjoy. 

Ferriss suggests that readers can work just four hours a week and still achieve their goals, whether that's traveling the world, starting a business, or simply having more free time to pursue their passions.

The book is divided into four sections: Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation (D.E.A.L.). 

These sections outline Ferriss's step-by-step approach to designing a lifestyle that is based on one's passions, interests, and values.

In this summary, we will go over the key takeaways from each of these sections.



In the "Definition" section of "The 4-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss, the author sets out to redefine commonly accepted concepts related to work, retirement, and time management. 

Ferriss argues that people should not have to wait until they are 65 to retire and enjoy their lives, but rather can achieve their goals and enjoy their lives now through what he calls "lifestyle design."

Ferriss defines lifestyle design as "the art of designing your life to fit your passions, interests, and values." He believes that people should design their lives around the things they love, and use work as a means to that end. 

Ferriss challenges the traditional notion that work should be the primary focus of our lives, and instead encourages readers to think creatively about how they can work less and achieve more.

To achieve this, Ferriss suggests that people need to re-examine their definition of "work." He argues that work is not about being busy or productive, but rather about creating value. 

Ferriss suggests that people should focus on the activities that create the most value for their time, and eliminate or outsource the low-value tasks that take up their time and energy.

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Ferriss also challenges the traditional notion of retirement, which he believes is outdated and ineffective. He argues that instead of waiting until old age to retire, people should focus on achieving "mini-retirements" throughout their lives. 

Ferriss defines a mini-retirement as a period of extended travel or time off, during which people can pursue their passions and recharge their batteries. By taking mini-retirements throughout their lives, people can enjoy their lives now rather than waiting until they are too old to enjoy them.

Finally, Ferriss redefines the concept of time management. He argues that people should focus on the activities that create the most value for their time, and eliminate or outsource the low-value tasks that take up their time and energy. 

Ferriss suggests that people should strive to work smarter, not harder, and find ways to automate or outsource repetitive tasks so they can focus on the tasks that require their unique skills and expertise.

Overall, the "Definition" section of "The 4-Hour Work Week" challenges commonly accepted ideas about work, retirement, and time management. 

Ferriss encourages readers to think creatively about how they can achieve their goals and enjoy their lives now, rather than waiting until old age to retire. By redefining work, retirement, and time management, Ferriss offers a new way of thinking about how we can design our lives around our passions and interests, and achieve more with less effort.


Another section is the idea of "elimination," which involves cutting out unnecessary tasks, people, and commitments from your life to make more time for what really matters.

Ferriss argues that most people waste a significant portion of their time on activities that don't add value to their lives, such as watching TV, browsing the internet, and attending pointless meetings. 

By identifying and eliminating these time-wasting activities, he believes that people can free up more time and energy to pursue their passions, achieve their goals, and live more fulfilling lives.

One of the key strategies for elimination is "batching" similar tasks together to save time and minimize distractions. 

For example, instead of checking email throughout the day, Ferriss recommends checking it only once or twice a day at specific times. This allows people to focus on important tasks without getting sidetracked by constant interruptions.

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Another strategy for elimination is outsourcing tasks to others. Ferriss argues that most people waste time on tasks that could be delegated to virtual assistants, freelancers, or other professionals. 

By outsourcing these tasks, people can free up more time to focus on high-value activities that generate more return on investment.

Ferriss also stresses the importance of eliminating unnecessary people and commitments from your life. This includes saying no to social invitations, cutting off toxic relationships, and delegating work to others. 

By being more selective about the people and commitments you allow into your life, he believes that you can free up more time and energy to focus on what really matters.

Finally, Ferriss encourages people to eliminate unnecessary possessions from their lives. He argues that most people waste time and money on things that don't add value to their lives, and that by simplifying and decluttering their possessions, they can free up more time, money, and mental energy for what really matters.


In the "Automation" section of "The 4-Hour Work Week," author Tim Ferriss discusses the importance of automating as much of one's work as possible to free up time and increase productivity. 

Ferriss believes that by automating routine and repetitive tasks, individuals can focus on high-value activities that generate the most return on investment for their time.

Ferriss suggests that individuals start by identifying the most time-consuming and repetitive tasks they perform on a regular basis. These tasks can then be outsourced to virtual assistants or automated using software or other tools. 

Ferriss also recommends using services such as Elance, Odesk, and Freelancer.com to find virtual assistants who can perform these tasks remotely.

Ferriss also emphasizes the importance of documenting and standardizing one's work processes. By creating detailed instructions and procedures for routine tasks, individuals can more easily delegate these tasks to others or automate them using software.

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One of the key benefits of automation is the ability to create passive income streams. Ferriss suggests that individuals consider starting an online business that can generate income even when they are not actively working. 

This could include creating an e-commerce store, building an affiliate marketing website, or developing a software product.

Ferriss also stresses the importance of testing and measuring the effectiveness of automation strategies. By tracking the results of different automation tools and techniques, individuals can identify what works and what doesn't, and continuously improve their processes.


The Liberation section of "The 4-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss is focused on helping readers free themselves from the traditional office-based work culture, so they can design their lives in a way that aligns with their passions and goals. 

This section offers insights and strategies for creating a sustainable lifestyle of freedom, adventure, and purpose.

One of the key principles discussed in this section is the importance of finding a niche market and developing a product or service that meets the needs of that market. 

Ferriss encourages readers to think creatively about what they can offer that is unique and valuable, and to leverage the power of the internet to reach a global audience.

He also stresses the importance of developing a "muse," which is essentially a business that generates passive income and allows for greater flexibility and freedom in terms of time and location. 

Ferriss suggests that the key to creating a successful muse is to focus on a product or service that requires minimal time and resources to maintain, while still generating significant revenue.

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Another important concept discussed in this section is the idea of "geoarbitrage," which refers to the practice of earning money in one currency and spending it in another country where the cost of living is lower. 

Ferriss shares his own experiences of living in countries like Argentina and Thailand, where he was able to live a high-quality lifestyle for a fraction of the cost of living in the United States.

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The Liberation section also emphasizes the importance of building a strong support network of like-minded individuals who can offer guidance, support, and inspiration along the way. Ferriss suggests attending events and networking with other entrepreneurs, joining online communities, and even hiring coaches or mentors to help guide you towards your goals.

Finally, Ferriss encourages readers to embrace the mindset of "mini-retirements," which involves taking extended breaks from work to explore new passions, travel, or simply recharge. He argues that by taking these breaks, we can avoid burnout and gain new perspectives that can ultimately lead to greater creativity and productivity in our work.

[Post 586] Singapore's Soaring HDB Rents: How Do They Affect You? | Talking Point | Full Episode


Over the last two years, HDB rents have skyrocketed, reaching an all-time high in 2022. What is causing the rental market to overheat? And how is it affecting us all? Talking Point host Steven Chia investigates the causes and consequences of this bullish rental market. He learns how people are coping financially and asks… when will prices begin coming down? 

Sunday, 26 February 2023

[Post 585] Market Summary and Ark Daily Trades Summary for 23/02/2023

Market summary for today

S&P 500 (SPY) +0.53%NASDAQ (QQQ) +0.89%Dow (DIA) +0.35%Russell 2K (IWM) +0.71%

Top news for today

Benzinga's 'Stock Whisper' Index: 5 Stocks Investors Are Secretly Monitoring, But Not Yet Talking About
Investors are on the hunt for undervalued, underfollowed and emerging stocks to spot opportunities. Retail traders have countless methods at their disposal to uncover new information. For some, this may be overwhelming. (4:00pm ET)
Massive Success For 'Elden Ring': 20 Million Copies Sold In Less Than 1 Year
"Elden Ring," the 2022 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment (OTC: NCBDY), has now sold more than 20 million copies. (2:48pm ET)
Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine, The COVID-19 Stock Market Crash, The Battle Of LA: Is Feb. 24 Cursed?
The SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) opened higher on Thursday after economic data hit traders' desks. (1:48pm ET)
Joe Biden Is Now The Betting Favorite For 2024 Presidential Election: Here's Where DeSantis, Trump Rank
While the 2024 U.S. presidential contest may seem a long way off, polls to see who is favored by voters and betting odds for the next White House occupant have ramped up. Here are the latest betting odds for the 2024 presidential race. (1:20pm ET)
Existing Home Sales At Lowest Point In 12 Years: How Will This Impact Opendoor Earnings?
Mortgage rates are back on the rise due to a strong performance in retail sales and labor market data, along with positive monthly inflation readings. This has raised the prospect of the Federal Reserve continuing its interest rate hiking campaign through the summer. (1:12pm ET)
Flying Cars? Platform Stock Is Popping While Carvana Suffers
Shares of online automobile marketplace Cars.com Inc (NYSE: CARS) are flying into Thursday’s trading session, up 11.85% after the company reported better-than-expected earnings along with upbeat forward guidance. (11:59am ET)
Mario Mania: Nintendo Goes Beyond Gaming, Creates Entertainment Empire With Theme Parks, Animated Movie
Japanese video game company Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) is breaking new ground by expanding beyond the confines of traditional console gaming. Much like other video games that have made a significant impact on popular culture, Nintendo is now moving into broader entertainment avenues. (11:25am ET)
Once Loved Pizza Stock Up 5,000% Is Now Torched. What's Going On? Are We Not Eating Pizza Anymore?
For about a decade, Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE: DPZ) had a hot run. (11:08am ET)
Not All Analysts Are Throwing In The Towel On Unity Software: What You Need To Know
Unity Software Inc (NYSE: U) delivered a less-than-perfect earnings report Wednesday, coupled with forward guidance that failed to meet Street expectations. (10:07am ET)
PlayStation VR 2 Is Here: Everything You Need To Know
Sony (NYSE: SONY) has officially launched its highly anticipated PlayStation VR 2. The system promises to build on the success of the original PlayStation VR, with upgraded hardware, a sleek new design, and an impressive lineup of games. (9:25am ET)
My top 1 mover for today
My favorite companies with biggest relative price change today. Prices from IEXGo to my dashboard.
CompanyPrev CloseCloseChange
My news for today
Selected news for my favorite companies.
AAPLApple iPhone Rival Samsung Launches Satellite Connectivity Technology For Its Smartphones (11:27am)
AAPLNvidia, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Apple & Amazon: Who Said AI The Most On Their Earnings Call? (11:09am)
AAPLOnce Loved Pizza Stock Up 5,000% Is Now Torched. What's Going On? Are We Not Eating Pizza Anymore? (11:08am)
AAPLApple, Tesla Face Challenge As Legacy Auto Giant And Google Join Hands On Vehicle Navigation System (9:03am)
AAPLThree Easy Steps To Take A Screenshot On Your Shiny MacBook (7:28am)
My Reddit updates for today
Selected Reddit posts for my favorite companies.
AAPLAny thoughts on Canoo, GOEV? (stocks)
AAPLBiden Administration declines to overrule ITC ruling on ban Apple Watch (AAPL) (WallStreetbetsELITE)
AAPLDaily Discussion Thread for February 23, 2023 (wallstreetbets)
AAPLDaily Discussion Thread - February 23, 2023 (WallstreetbetsOGs)
Top institutional trades filed today
Beneficial ownership from 13D and 13G filings. More on CapEdge.
D/GCompanyFiled ByTradedSharesPrevPrice
DFIFSaba Capital ManagementFeb 215.07%0%$15
DCEMSaba Capital ManagementFeb 218.77%7.68%$35.02
DINDTConversant CapitalFeb 2210.3%10.6%$76
DHYMCMudrick Capital ManagementFeb 218.6%9.8%$0.4301
DEVVPaloma Partners ManagementFeb 210%11.7%$9.96
GIRAASaba Capital ManagementDec 3160.4%0%
GLMNROld West Investment ManagementDec 315.38%0%
GBCMLBay Pond PartnersFeb 145.54%0%$19.74
DKNTEOrbimed AdvisorsFeb 1710.6%7.8%$7.36
DSPRBCG Carlyle Group IncFeb 169.2%7.7%$2.51
Top insider trades filed today
Direct and active (not through a 10b5-1 plan) trades. More on CapEdge.
SellROIV14.00 mm$7.95$31.80 mm
SellEOLS11.85 mm$8.40$15.54 mm
SellDECK238.49 k$403.72$15.44 mm
SellPM3145.31 k$100.43$14.59 mm
SellAN151.10 k$154.79$7.91 mm
SellUPS239.72 k$182.66$7.24 mm
SellMTD14.63 k$1.47 k$6.78 mm
SellSEIC135.00 k$60.76$2.13 mm
SellTYL16.00 k$335.00$2.01 mm
SellLH18.00 k$250.58$2.00 mm
Trending on Reddit
Companies currently trending on Reddit. More on CapEdge.
TickerCompany14 Day Trend ➡️
FCFFirst Commonwealth Financial Corp.
TXNTexas Instruments Inc.
QCOMQualcomm, Inc.
LCIDLucid Group Inc
IBKRInteractive Brokers Group Inc
WWayfair Inc
RTXRaytheon Technologies Corporation
GGAAGenesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp
YETIYETI Holdings Inc

ARK Investment Management Daily Trades 24/02/2023