What advice would you give in 1927?
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08-12-2012, 11:39 AM
What advice would you give in 1927?
So last night I had this pretty cool dream involving Film Noir murder mystery and time travel. As the story was wrapping up and I was about to return to 1999 or whatever year this is, I gave some dude the following information:

"Pull all of your money out of the banks by October 1929 and sometime in the 1950s be sure to buy up all the IBM stock that you can afford."

Upon awakening, it seems like I could have done better. Especially because I just looked up the history of IBM and they were already a long thriving business by 1927.

What would you have told someone from that era?


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08-12-2012, 11:41 AM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
As soon as the company starts, put all your money in AAPL.
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08-12-2012, 01:07 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
Learn from Scott Nearing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Nearing

Figure out your priorities, reduce your needs, increase your skills; get yourself as independent as possible of institutions and money.
Come to think of it, that's what i advise now.

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08-12-2012, 01:08 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
Don't drink the water, wash your hands regularly, and keep them away from your face.

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08-12-2012, 02:34 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
"You should, in all circumstances, expect the Spanish Inquisition."

I feel that this is still sound advice today.

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08-12-2012, 02:36 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
(08-12-2012 11:41 AM)Logisch Wrote:  As soon as the company starts, put all your money in AAPL.
I'm not so sure an adult in 1927 would live that long. Consider


Besides, in my dream when I got back to the future, it was sort of some kind of police state hunting down time travelers. So a space-time paradox must have occurred and Microsoft ruled the world.

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08-12-2012, 02:44 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
Go find Hitler and shoot him... pretty sure it wouldn't work, but might as well have a go. Followed by 'shoot Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao... basically just shoot all the politicians. Good plan.'
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08-12-2012, 02:48 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
(08-12-2012 02:36 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(08-12-2012 11:41 AM)Logisch Wrote:  As soon as the company starts, put all your money in AAPL.
I'm not so sure an adult in 1927 would live that long. Consider


Besides, in my dream when I got back to the future, it was sort of some kind of police state hunting down time travelers. So a space-time paradox must have occurred and Microsoft ruled the world.
Hmmm good point.

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08-12-2012, 03:50 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
I would have researched the biggest companies that are huge now but were starting small at the point, and told them to buy shares for all of them. I would have told them (whoever) to get into depts just to buy the shares.

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08-12-2012, 03:55 PM
RE: What advice would you give in 1927?
Oh, and watch where you stick your shit. Syphilis and gonorrhea were rampant as well.

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