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David Gardner: It was a month of character, of Silly truths I maintain to be self-evident, and of monetary horror tales. Expensive listener as you proceed to stroll down the highway, the trail of life, thanks for inviting in a Idiot to stroll alongside you as soon as once more this week. As Shakespeare as soon as wrote, I might quite have a idiot to make me merry than expertise to make me unhappy. Effectively, from the US to Germany and again once more, it is the October 2023 Mailbag. We’re speaking investing enterprise and life, solely on this week’s Rule Breaker Investing.

It is the Rule Breaker Investing podcast with Motley Idiot co-founder David Gardner.

David Gardner: Welcome again to Rule Breaker Investing. Blissful and nicely, not fairly finish of October. This month, the ultimate Wednesday of October is the twenty fifth. About so far as you could be from the tip of a month and nonetheless name it the final of that day of the month, the final Wednesday the twenty fifth after all, many people, particularly right here in america, trying ahead to subsequent week and Halloween. I am additionally trying ahead to subsequent week, as a result of I get to welcome a brand new good friend onto this podcast, particularly in case you’re a gamer however even in case you’re not, I believe you are going to actually get pleasure from assembly Elizabeth Hargrave. She is the designer of the improbable international finest promoting tabletop recreation, Wingspan, and naturally it is a number of expansions. Elizabeth Hargrave will probably be right here with me in Idiot studios subsequent week. We have now that to sit up for on 11/1. However that is then, that is now. Let’s return over what we did collectively in October. There have been three October podcasts previous this Mailbag we began on October 4th, does character all the time win with Ed Brooks of the Oxford Character Venture. Had a lot enjoyable sharing Ed with you. A good friend I’ve obtained to know in recent times and simply honored to have had him on this podcast speaking about what character is. Answering that compelling query, does character all the time win? Additionally good naturedly taking part in my purchase, promote, maintain recreation close to the tip of that interview. Thanks once more, Ed Brooks. On October eleventh, subsequent up, one thing I do as soon as each two years. 9 Silly truths I maintain to be self-evident. They typically keep the identical these 9 truths. Effectively, I used to be going to say one yr to the subsequent, however actually it is two years to the subsequent and but there’s all the time one thing new to say or replicate. Would not simply need to mail it in and say 2023 is identical as 2021 or 2019. Actually these years had been radically totally different from one another, however truths have behavior of dwelling on. It was a delight to return to that collection and the biennial efficiency of 9 Silly Truths was on October eleventh after all final week. Hope you loved monetary horror tales, quantity 2 with our pal Robert Brocamp Professional completely bringing it along with his six tales, enjoyable titles. Talking of bringing it, let’s go to some sizzling takes from, nicely, I used to say Twitter, however I suppose I must say X now. Scorching takes from X, reflecting on final week’s podcast particularly at GarovK Investor Garovkumar.

Thanks Garov for this. Actually loved listening to this episode. It was enjoyable and scary. On the identical time Rick’s sound results had been flame emoji. I agree, Rick, thanks a lot for the trouble that you just put in to deliver alive these monetary horror tales that we inform that week. Yearly, it is a new custom on this podcast scams a giant focus. This time we’ll have some mailbag about that in a short time, however thanks once more to Rick Engdahl for his particular additional efficiency final week. Michelle Okay, @Michelle K444 Half 2 referring once more to the Quantity 2 of our horror tales final week. Half 2, Michelle writes, was equally as scary as the primary one beloved it at Robert Brocamp and my very own, David’s connections to the exorcist phase was cool. Your mother and father selected the fitting choice. Michelle provides a wink emoji, and says, I do not like scary films both. If you happen to did not get an opportunity to listen to final week, I simply talked about briefly early on in my life, our household home in Georgetown in Washington DC, was being vetted as a possible web site.

For the film, The Exorcist and my mother and father did not want to consider it too lengthy, having had one assembly on that. They turned away the producers and mentioned, no thanks, as a result of our children can be scared to dying to maneuver again into the home that grew to become the exorcist home so I do agree, Michelle, my mother and father selected the fitting choice. 5 rule breaker mailbag objects for this month, October of 2023. Right here comes rule breaker investing mailbag merchandise no 1. This one from my good friend Martin Triggs. Martin, thanks for this notice. In reality, this was tweeted out on this means, and Martin, you had been reacting to my 9 silly truths that I maintain to be self evident at Triggs 1 Martin on the X previously generally known as Twitter. Martin, you wrote, merely how we have to be reminded in these occasions that there are far more good guys than unhealthy guys and that we will personal a chunk of companies working for revenue doing nice issues. Thanks for an excellent podcast as a lifelong sailor, Martin writes, I additionally love the analogy of investing to crusing. Effectively, is it not evident to us all how a lot the nice guys do outnumber the unhealthy guys even now and I do know there are some arduous issues occurring on this world, so naturally we begin to fear that there aren’t sufficient good guys however not solely is it true that the nice guys outnumber the unhealthy guys fairly dramatically globally, they’re outperform them economically too. It is not even shut and for very logical causes, let’s discuss this briefly. Good guys wish to commerce with one another and develop affluent collectively. That is what builds and bulks up economies, productions of products and companies that folks really need, items and companies chosen by free shoppers.

When a rustic figures out how to try this nicely, together with buying and selling with others to acquire the uncooked supplies or different assets crucial to provide an iPhone or a broadway play, or a effective plate of textual content Mex meals. When a rustic figures out how to try this, nicely, prosperity ensues and it is good. It is goodness. It is folks freely buying and selling with one another. Then again, folks do not need to work with the unhealthy guys. For quite a lot of causes, what they stand for, what they do, the shortcoming they should construct belief with others, and so what occurs to the unhealthy guys. Effectively, their economies endure and that additional weakens them and causes them to be outnumbered and pushes them to the sting of relevance. Russia’s economic system, extremely depending on pure not human assets, has no recognizable tradition of demonstrated entrepreneurism globally. Attempt to identify Russian merchandise in your market with Russian manufacturers that you just recognize. It is arduous to consider even one. Hamas, actually each terrorist group is poor. They depend on shock and brutality.

They’ve management poisonous to their very own folks. Not simply to others, however to the folks they supposedly lead, or I suppose you’ll simply say rule as a result of they don’t seem to be taking care of anybody’s finest pursuits apart from their very slender harmful ones and it is horrible to assume such folks stay in our world and it seems although, that this sort of particular person has been round since time immemorial and by the best way, outnumbered since time immemorial. Do the nice guys all the time win, Martin? I believe you and I might say completely not, however do they? More often than not. Sure, I might say, particularly as of late and for very logical causes, it is known as economics or as Tom Soul would say, fundamental economics. I might say the nice guys do not simply outnumber the unhealthy guys they outdo them economically and once more, it is not even shut. Let’s play a market cap recreation present Lightning Spherical, which is bigger, Apple‘s market cap or Russia’s gross home product. Received your reply? Beng Apple’s market cap. The financial harm that aggressors do to their very own economies on this world at present is large. The information will probably be extra centered on which bomb might have hit which metropolis. Far more invisibly and importantly is what occurs to weak economies after they cease buying and selling and making shopper merchandise and as an alternative their commerce and productiveness shifts to weapons.

In conclusion, Martin, I believe management within the trendy period is about what you’ll be able to allow your economic system to do for world leaders. What are you able to allow folks to do? Your folks allow, not another person’s folks or assault. Israel and Palestine very a lot on many, many individuals’s minds at present. Worldwide, I had the nice fortune in 2014 of getting to go to each Israel and Palestine and of the various experiences I had over that roughly 10 day interval, the one that basically nonetheless stays with me was at an occasion hosted one night by the Mother and father Circle Households Discussion board. Let me simply inform you briefly about what the Mother and father Circle Households Discussion board is, and that is in their very own phrases, from their web site. The Mother and father Circle Households Discussion board is a joint Israeli-Palestinian group made up of greater than 600 bereaved households. Their widespread bond is that they’ve misplaced an in depth member of the family to the battle. However as an alternative of selecting revenge, they’ve chosen a path of reconciliation.

By means of the totally different works of the Mother and father Circle Households Discussion board, these bereaved members have joined collectively to take tens of hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis on their private journeys of reconciliation. It is usually uncooked and all the time emotional, however out of those interactions comes change. Not the form of change that makes headlines, however a extra private and profound shift in perspective. For a lot of, it’s the first time they’ve seen the opposite facet as human. Now that is, once more, in their very own phrases, from a web site. However my expertise that night time was there have been two folks, a person and a girl. One a father, the opposite a mom. One was Israeli, the opposite was Palestinian. Each of them extraordinarily well-educated and articulate, and each of them telling a heartbreaking story about how their 19 or 20-year-old was discovered lifeless on the opposite facet, due to the opposite facet. Each of them, once more, as an alternative of selecting revenge, selected reconciliation.

They expressed love and admiration for the opposite particular person, once more, the Israeli dad, the Palestinian mother, and naturally, heartbreak for the loss that every had suffered one thing that no mum or dad ever desires to have occur, nobody ever desires to really feel or be a part of. However once you’ve misplaced one thing so expensive to you, a member of the family, it’s so courageous and brave to decide on reconciliation, and that is what the Mother and father Circle Households Discussion board does, and it is impartial within the sense that it is a joint Israeli-Palestinian group. That was most likely my most shifting second that I bear in mind from my journey to that space 9 years in the past, and I do know they’re having vigils at present, and that could be a robust and admirable group. Good guys. Subsequent up, Rule Breaker Investing Mailbag merchandise quantity 2. Thanks, Mark D. Thanks, Mark, for simply writing me again. It is a easy one. Hello, David. Thanks on your considerate reply to my query within the September mailbag. I used to be as impressed that you just chosen that query as I used to be with the way you answered it, and I’ll pause it proper there and say, Mark requested a easy query and form of a tricky query, he mentioned, a few of my favourite issues at The Motley Idiot, for instance, the departure of Chris Hill or the closing down of one among Mark’s favourite companies.

Mark mentioned, a few of these issues are giving me not an excellent feeling in regards to the Idiot proper now. What is going on on? I did my finest to reply instantly, Mark, and I actually recognize that not solely did you want my reply, however that you just took the time to come back again and let me know afterward. You go on to say in your notice, you might be proper, I do care about how The Motley Idiot festivals, as a result of I am on this for the long run, and I hope to associate with the Fools for the space. Many thanks, Mark letter D. Effectively, thanks, once more, Mark. What I significantly recognize, past simply that you just took the time to jot down me again, is as I suspected, your care comes out of a priority and a need to be companions, as you say, for the space. I actually recognize that. Each enterprise advantages so tremendously from individuals who actually care that that enterprise exists. I see that on a regular basis in Acutely aware Capitalism. That is the place I am spending this week, by the best way, in Austin, Texas on the Acutely aware Capitalism annual summit. I see it amongst so many alternative companies. The companies that prospects actually love, those they might dearly miss in the event that they went away.

Definitely, now in our thirtieth yr at The Motley Idiot, I hope we’re one such enterprise ourselves. Mark, as I assured you final month, I guarantee you once more that issues are very robust. At our firm we actually have our ups and downs right here, however with our 500 plus staff working arduous to make the world smarter, happier, and richer every single day, I am extraordinarily pleased with the place we’re proper now. It is all the time unhappy after we lose particular person or determine to shut down a service. However then new folks and new companies present up and maintain displaying up, I believe, in help of a world that all of us need to be, smarter, happier, and richer. Thanks once more, Mark, for writing. Rule Breaker, Mailbag merchandise quantity 3. This one from very long time Idiot and frequent correspondent. At all times appreciated, Dave Geck. Dave, thanks for writing in, once more, this month. You wrote a protracted notice. I am not going to share it. You inform a army story out of your previous, however in the end, that story is in regards to the significance of proudly owning our outcomes, about accepting duty, and Dave, the rationale you wrote that notice is since you had been reflecting again on the Ed Brooks’ dialog about character this month.

As I learn your notice I used to be occupied with Warren Bennis and his fantastic e-book, On Changing into a Chief, which I’ve so loved going again to over time. Warren presents, in that e-book, 4 classes of self-knowledge, and lesson quantity 2, as we attempt to get to know ourselves throughout our entire lives lengthy, it by no means actually stops peeling again every layer of the onion of ourselves’ self-knowledge. The second lesson, Warren says is, and I quote, settle for duty, blame nobody, finish quote. I used to be occupied with this as a result of among the political adverts are beginning to pop up as I watch TV this time of yr. Usually it appears to me the precise reverse of what passes for management in politics at present, the place there’s a lot blaming of the opposite. How refreshing it’s to be reminded that true leaders and true management settle for duty and blame nobody. Now, Dave Geck, I do know your personal background within the army, in your case, the military explains this gorgeous nicely in your notice. You talked about, and I quote, at West Level, throughout your first yr, you solely had 4 solutions.

Dave writes, “Sure, sir. No sir. No excuse, sir, and sir, I don’t perceive.” Dave says, “Which you quickly discovered, by the best way, that final one, not a good selection to make use of in response.” Dave goes on, although, I don’t consider anybody ever gave a motive for the third response, that might be, no excuse, sir. Dave says, “I consider it was to develop the attribute of accepting duty. It is a attribute each good officer ought to have and for good motive.” Effectively, Dave, your notice additionally causes me to simply accept duty for a mistake I made final month that you just level out, and that is what I’ll share out of your notice. I made a math error, and I must personal that. David Geck writes, “David, most likely somebody may have identified what I am about to say, however I’ll point out it anyway. On my means again from Greece, Thursday, I used to be listening to your podcast and the part on the hapless Minnesota Twins baseball crew, once I heard you say the possibilities of them dropping 18 video games in a row with a 40% likelihood every time of profitable was about 1:300 or 0.0038.”

I am afraid I’ll should name you out on this and ask to see your work. Since their possibilities of profitable was given at 40% 0.4, their possibilities of dropping any particular person recreation was subsequently 0.6 or 60%. Now on condition that they’re impartial occasions, the possibilities of dropping two video games in a row would subsequently be 0.6*0.6 or 0.36, so the possibilities of dropping 18 in a row is 0.6*0.6 18 occasions, or after all, 0.6. Is not it enjoyable to learn math over a podcast, 0.6^18, by the best way, you might be, after all completely proper David. I do not even know what I used to be doing. Perhaps I ended counting previous 11 or 12 on the best way to 18 as a result of it is too painful to consider dropping 18 consecutive postseason video games. Anyway, Dave goes on my calculator, places this opportunity at 0.0001016, or about one in 10,000. Actually a uncommon occasion, the twins did one thing historic and mathematically very uncommon, Dave closes, and Owen add my identify to the anti-Oxford comma. It’s twisted, tortured, and ineffective. Dave doesn’t embrace the Oxford comma after tortured fairly on goal.

I am certain it’s twisted, tortured, and ineffective. Simply saying, however maintain me out of it. I do not need to grow to be concerned. Which he says is my pat response after throwing gasoline on a flame of any dialog the place disagreement is current, maintain me out of it. I do not need to grow to be concerned. The one factor that’s extra irritating, Dave concludes, is announcing the T in usually. Insert Pat response right here, signed David Geck. Effectively Dave, thanks once more for that correction. As any individual who appreciates math and infrequently is aware of one thing about the right way to calculate possibilities I am unable to consider. I consider that I am so glad you took me to job and known as me out. I believe all of us discovered somewhat bit extra about likelihood, because of Dave. We additionally discovered much more about character, because of Ed Brooks this month. Once more, thanks to Ed, and I am glad you loved that, Dave. I actually recognize the sure sir, no sir, no excuse sir. I do not perceive the one 4 solutions you are allowed to provide your first yr at West Level. Let’s transfer on to rule breaker investing mailbag merchandise quantity 4.

This one from Martin Rommel studying in from Massachusetts. Whats up, David, longtime listener right here who began as a reader. I am a inventory advisor member for in regards to the final 20 years. I do not even bear in mind once I began, Martin writes. Two ideas. Primary, a tip for cautious novices. That is for cautious investing novices, Martin writes put half your cash into an S&P index fund and make investments the opposite half in particular person shares. That takes all of the work out of benchmarking your efficiency since you simply examine the fund with the remainder of your portfolio. Beginning with our first e-book, the Motley Idiot Funding Information, we advocated placing your preliminary cash into an S&P 500 index fund or a complete market index fund. They perform a lot the identical, principally, a fund that simply buys each inventory available on the market or on an index and offers you excessive diversification as a consequence of doing so. It is also fairly simple to do. It is fairly explainable.

There’s not a whole lot of complication to it, and most of the people are usually not going to lose an excessive amount of cash in a fund like that, particularly over time. Because the market tends to go up 9 or 10% on an annualized foundation, it is a straightforward, fast method to start investing. Martin and I recognize that you just’re mentioning that right here and also you’re additionally saying, hey put half, half in that and half in particular person shares. Now, for lots of listeners of rule breaker investing, they’re closely invested as MI, simply in particular person shares, I actually haven’t got funds in any significant means in my very own monetary life. However actually for a lot of novices, the thought of even shopping for a single particular person inventory, even listeners of this podcast, many nonetheless may have not and understandably, it represents an extra threat that you take new studying that you’ll want and be producing for your self, which is definitely one of many nice causes to put money into shares, you will be taught. However for lots of people, they do not essentially really feel that ready to place that a lot into particular person shares. However I recognize this level that you just’re making Martin that fifty, 50.

As a result of a part of the magic a part of the trick there may be that you just now understand how your shares are doing in opposition to the market itself. If in case you have even quantities in each, and I do know Martin for you as a longtime inventory advisor member, you most likely are nicely previous the purpose the place you could have 50% in shares I guess it is much more than that. That might be true in most individuals who’ve used inventory advisor, Motley Idiot Inventory Advisor, our flagship service for a protracted time frame the place we simply give out one particular person inventory suggestion after one other month by month, yr by yr. Anyway on to Martin’s second level, he writes, did I miss any individual recommending to place my roughly 10% money cushion right into a cash market fund? He provides an instance of GABXX, which is the Gabelli cash market fund. These earn greater than 5% as of late. What are your ideas? Cheers and idiot on Martin Rommel.

Effectively Martin, listed below are my ideas in short. To start with, the inventory market competes in opposition to cash markets on your {dollars} and mine. Usually, as I simply talked about, when the inventory market returns 9% or 10% annualized, not in any given yr, after all, the market may very well be up 30% or down. 40%, the ladder doesn’t occur fairly often, however it may occur once in a while once you common all of it out. In fact, it involves one thing like 9% or 10% annualized. That is a extremely nice return when cash markets or interest-bearing automobiles brief time period oriented cash market interest-bearing automobiles have rates of interest nearer to 1% which has been true in recent times. That is not a lot competitors for the market. Most individuals do not need to take a risk-free, although it’s comparatively risk-free 1%, and get too enthusiastic about that. It takes many, a few years to make that, flip cash into something massive over time, however when swiftly cash market charges once more nearly risk-free interest-bearing charges of 5% yields when that could be a current risk. As you level out Martin it’s. Now, that makes it arduous for the inventory market as a result of folks say, I might get my inventory market return of 9 or 10% but it surely could be down this yr. Whereas with little or no threat and as even only a park, short-term cash, which is a giant motive to make use of cash market funds within the first place. By the best way, a whole lot of motley gas members use cash markets to park their cash, to let it accumulate some in order that they’ll bulk make investments it into the market, perhaps at periodic occasions through the yr. A pleasant motive for cash markets, however when these cash markets themselves pay 5% curiosity, it makes it awfully aggressive with market charges.

That explains among the market’s current weak point these previous couple of months. Definitely, it is one thing to keep watch over. I do not assume excessive rates of interest are significantly sustainable. Effectively, anyway these are my normal ideas. I believe that it is comprehensible that folks can be shifting a few of their cash out of the market and getting 5% curiosity. I additionally assume that in case you are an everyday earner and so many listening are it is awfully good to have the ability to park your cash into one thing within the brief time period that pays you a 5% profit annualized for leaving your cash there. However for many of us, we must be utilizing these funds not as an actual financial savings car however extra as an on-ramp, in my expertise, an on-ramp into inventory market investments or index fund investments. Anyway, Martin, thanks for a beautiful notice and observe on. Onto our ultimate mailbag level this month. Rule breaker, mailbag merchandise quantity 5. This one coming in from Andres Tom in Germany. Hello David, thanks for this month’s podcast episodes. I’ve my very own tales to share for 2 of the October episodes.

First is in regards to the character trait of punctuality. My mentioning on this case me, David mentioning that Germans recognize this trait. As I did the worth of character episode with Ed Brooks and Andres, I hope I obtained it principally proper. It has typically been my expertise with a number of of my German associates that they appear to care extra about being on time or me being on time. That lots of my American associates and Ed and I had a enjoyable riff round that. Andreas goes on In his notice, you could be stunned that we actually recognize punctuality, but I might additionally go along with maintain within the purchase vendor maintain recreation. Ed gave a maintain to punctuality as a advantage. That was the query I had for Ed Brooks. Is punctuality a human character? Is that character advantage or not? Ed mentioned maintain and Andres you agree, saying on the subject of our trains punctuality in Europe. Switzerland, Andreas calls out is superior and never solely appreciates the worth of punctuality however lives it. Therefore, if we Germans had been to be shopping for that as a worth, we should always stay as much as it as nicely.

Andreas goes on, I present persistence more often than not when trains arrive late right here in Germany as a result of I do not know what occurred earlier than the prepare arrived, and often the employees just isn’t at fault, so complaining or yelling at them will not repair something. Due to this fact, I might quite purchase persistence than punctuality. I believe you simply hit the important thing level proper there. Effectively mentioned, Andreas I agree that persistence exceeds punctuality after we discuss human character and the virtues that we’re all making an attempt to espouse and to stay, let’s be patrons collectively, Andreas have persistence, and that actually means so much to us as traders as nicely. Let me go on to your second story. I quote, as for the horror tales I might inform one among my very own. After I had a scammer attempt to rob me, I knew from the very starting that one thing was off and wished to know what rip-off I used to be coping with. The primary WhatsApp message got here from a UK telephone quantity that somebody was claiming to be in Germany, claiming to know me with out offering my identify after which in quotes, realized that they added the unsuitable quantity. Now, since I had time, I wished to see the place this rip-off was going as a result of unintended messages by no means occurred to me, Andreas writes. The Asian lady within the picture regarded undoubtedly totally different from the German telephone quantity she switched to afterward. I believe this quantity change made it simpler for the scammer or scammers to know which period zone the potential sufferer is residing in, relying on their very own telephone quantity. Subsequent up, she informed me a couple of trend firm in Singapore that she owns and makes cash with.

I checked the web site and the final trend assortment they revealed was two years prior. So I assumed this firm had been shut down already. The funniest half was a “current image her taking part in digital golf in an underground facility.” I requested her the place she was in Germany and he or she mentioned she was visiting a good friend in Thuringia, one of many German Federal States. Why is it humorous? It’s possible you’ll ask your self, nicely, if you wish to play golf, Andreas writes, there are a number of golf golf equipment in Thuringia and there isn’t any must spend a number of thousand US {dollars} on digital expertise. Additionally the tremendously rich individuals who might afford such expertise do not stay in Thuringia. I used to be reverse looking out this picture with Google, which revealed that it is a widespread leisure exercise, digital golf in Singapore the place there isn’t any area for actual golf. I discovered one thing new in regards to the world that day, writes Andreas, and this entire rip-off try instantly felt price it. Even up up to now, I didn’t perceive what the rip-off was about and I saved this leisure going for about two extra days as a result of I used to be so curious in regards to the precise rip-off.

She saved referring again to how wealthy she was after which requested the magical query, are you investing, to which I replied, sure. I additionally talked about that I personal a little bit of crypto, which is when the entire rip-off obtained into movement, and textual content messages had been despatched sooner than I might even kind them. Due to this fact, these messages should have been ready. The scammer promised to earn me tons of cash by way of crypto. The concept was that I ought to simply enter knowledge on a shady web site which they might use to withdraw my crypto funds. Now, I attempted to get a federal group concerned at this level and likewise reported the quantity on WhatsApp, however no one cared to dam this account or quantity. I nonetheless have the quantity in my WhatsApp historical past.

I see the images altering sometimes, and I subsequently consider that this scammer or scammers are nonetheless energetic to this present day, which implies that this story nonetheless continues in different folks’s lives and I do not know what I might have accomplished higher to cease the scammers. Asking the police can also be not an acceptable choice. The digital world is usually, and that is in quotes with the capital N, is usually Neuland in our police and authorities businesses, that time period neuland, N-E-U-L-A-N-D, neuland means new floor, and on this context is a German insider joke referencing a remark made by Chancellor Angela Merkel when she mentioned that the Web is not any Neuland, no new floor anymore. Andreas concludes, there are only some procedures inside German authorities establishments that truly facilitate digital choices at present. Our nation is much behind in its digitization endeavors. For German residents, it subsequently appears like our authorities and our legal guidelines deal with the Web like its neuland, regardless of the excessive adoption fee of smartphones and Web utilization by our society. Therefore, I like to recommend to everybody to remain vigilant and do not get fooled, small F, but keep Silly, capital F, Idiot on, Andreas Ham. Andreas and all people else listening, I do not know in case you’ve ever seen James Veitch’s TED speak entitled, That is what occurs once you reply to spam e-mail. However it’s simply 9 minutes and 49 seconds I see right here on YouTube as I am it, and it is fairly hilarious and I believe you’ll actually get pleasure from not simply you Andreas, however all people, if you have not seen James Veitch’s comedian TED speak. It’s a true life story the place he responds to the Nigerian Prince rip-off and has a forwards and backwards set of emails and texts with the particular person on the opposite finish of that. It is extremely price watching. That is the very first thing that I considered as you informed your story, Andreas. However I additionally need to say one Idiot to a different, thanks on your notice and for this training that you just gave me in tradition, on this case largely in German tradition.

The world over we converse, we converse many alternative languages. Sadly, for me, I solely converse one. Though I put some factors up on Duolingo right here in 2023 studying a little bit of Espanol, however let me thanks, Andreas, that you just converse English, that you have taken the time to be taught a couple of language, as a result of that’s what has enabled this enjoyable nearer to this month’s mail bag, you could specific in my language, good ideas and sentiments. First, you might be serving to us with our character and I agree that persistence is a stronger purchase than punctuality. Then you definately shared your personal monetary horror story in honor of final week’s podcast. Although luckily, there wasn’t a lot to scare us in your rip-off expertise. Actually greater than something, it confirmed your personal good nature, your curiosity, and your concern for others once you attempt to level this out. However in neuland, it appears this has attracted little consideration. Effectively, internationally we do converse many alternative languages. However there may be one language that, when you concentrate on it, is a little more common.

And that’s the language of capital F, Foolishness. That is the cultural tie that we have now as fellow Fools. Foolishness is the language that blends humor with widespread sense, that harbors curiosity in others for their very own sake. That invitations, doesn’t flip away, invitations constructive criticism. Foolishness champions freedom and independence, and suggests you do it your personal means. I might say Foolishness can also be imaginative, colourful and lighthearted. It questions authority and at its root, I might say dwells humility, a humility that helps you, me, we, Fools, understand we’ll by no means have all of the solutions. Sure, keep Silly on the market Andreas Ham and all my different Silly associates. Thanks for an exquisite October 2023 for this podcast. Wanting ahead to Elizabeth Hargrave and Wingspan subsequent week. Then I believe we will do pet peeves the week after that. It is about that point of yr. Have an excellent week. Idiot on.

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