Episode-2018- John Pugliano on his Book ~ The Robots are Coming — 3 Comments

  1. This was a great episode – I’ve met John at the TSP workshops and he is very approachable and takes time even with somewhat mundane/dumb questions.

    Jack has mentioned how a lot of the songs John has chosen as song-of-the-day tie in with the topic of day so well it’s almost scary, well, here’s a weird tie-in for episode 2018.

    Jack mentioned me and my leatherwork during the episode to illustrate the need for the skilled individual makers out there to provide the custom or hard to find items because large manufacturers design and build on-the-cheap, planned obsolescence in to their products.

    Well, the song of the day was Dee Snyder’s We’re Not Gonna Take It accoustic version and specifically transposed to accoustic as Jack mentioned to bring attention to childhood cancer.

    I fought and survived cancer at 7 years old in 1976 – a malignant brain tumor. My parents were told their son was going to die and given 6 months.
    My mother signed off on an experimental treatment which at that time was radiation and chemotherapy as well as 4 separate trips to the operating table.

    So, I’m still here, and extremely grateful to have found such a warm and giving community in the TSP world that Jack has helped grow up around him.

    If anyone out there would like a Max, Charlie, or Lucy Lu style collar, belt, wallet, etc., please visit to contact me.


  2. Listening to this as Bitcoin passes the $3000 mark, I have a question:

    When does a ‘speculation’ turn into an ‘investment’?

    If I was in Vegas, I’d be tucking the occasional black chip into my pocket. It’s a little tougher to figure out how/when to take profits on something like a BTC speculation.

    No, I don’t need the money right now. But my BTC speculation (in mining hardware) has grown from a little play money to 16% of my net worth.

    How do you balance this with ‘let the winners run’?

    P.S. I can make money, but I’ve always been a terrible investor. 😉

    • @Insidious one man’s speculation is another man’s investment. Sounds like you know what you’re doing. Just don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.