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betting to lose
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Not Much of a Gambler; photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash… I don’t care to gamble, not counting my dismal dabbling in the stock market. So naturally, I look at any betting offer with skepticism and a deep lack of enthusiasm — even when it comes from my favorite technolust pusher, Apple. Several years ago, Apple offered to extend the warranty on my MacBook Pro for three years for $349. Like most Apple creations, the pitch sounded irresistible, using terms likeRead More
pyramid scheme
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Kool-Aid Abstainer; featured photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash… Multilevel marketing (MLM) is the business equivalent of cigarette smoking. It’s technically legal, rakes in major dinero for its corporate overlords, and has addicted millions of people worldwide, even though it’s ultimately bad for you. MLM also irritates the hell out of non-users as it stinks up any environment, such as online business discussions. The big difference between MLM and cigarettes: MLM doesn’t come with a warning label. So as an AtomicRead More