THE SKINNY ON

Jim Randel is a successful investor, attorney, entrepreneur and award-winning author of The Skinny On book series.

Designed to be read in just one hour, The Skinny On books examine and synthesize the leading research on an array of topics, determine the bottom-line, need-to-know information, and present helpful analysis in an engaging, stick-figure illustrated narrative.

The Skinny On series has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and Forbes Magazine. Learn more about their origin and inspiration here.

BOOKS

The Skinny On Creativity The Skinny On Networking The Skinny On Success

The Skinny On Persuasion The Skinny On Direct Sales The Skinny On Credit Cards

The Skinny On Willpower The Skinny On Time Management The Skinny On Real Estate Investing

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OUR FAVORITE BLOGS

Daily Worth: "Delivers practical tips, empowering ideas and the occasional kick in the pants."

NerdWallet: When it comes to credit cards, they do the homework for you.

Credit Card Blog: Another great source of information on credit cards.

Mint's Blog: Helpful tips and advice on everything from penny pinching to stock trading.

Budgets Are Sexy: "Pimpin' personal finance since 2008."

Get Rich Slowly: Sensible, inspiring personal finance guidance.

Direct Selling Women's Alliance Blog: A supportive community of successful entrepreneurs.

Timeless Information: Words of wisdom, instantly applicable.

Green Panda Treehouse: Financial advice for 20-somethings.

Money Ning: "The little things matter in achieving financial freedom."

Almost Frugal: Frugality doesn't mean deprivation. It means managing your money and meeting your goals.

Keith Ferrazzi: The world's most well-connected person.

Gaping Void: Unbridled opinion, humor and cartoons.

The 99 Percent: "It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."

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MatchesMalone

I think you might be right, except in cases where you're wrong :)

I try not to think on Wednesdays....

Fascinating.

Pick an answer, and it will be the right one.....

Thanks for sharing.

Jim Randel

hi MM: thx for the comment... best, jim

Berickcook

Fascinating, I was just contemplating this concept yesterday!

I believe in a combination of the two ideas.

There are experts in any given area. Individuals who know a subject really well or are exceptionally talented at it. Take the architectural engineer Louis Sullivan (One of the fathers of the skyscraper) for example.

If you took 200 people off the streets and asked them to design a skyscraper, you wouldn't get more than 20 feet off the ground.

However, if you took 200 architectural engineers and asked them to design a skyscraper, you'll have a better skyscraper than Louis Sullivan could have dreamed.

Francis Galton's experiment was flawed, in that he went to a gathering of people who were at least familiar, if not expertly acquainted, with the weight of an ox. Had 787 "city folk" guessed, the results would likely have varied wildly.

You have to be careful with crowd logic. It can be a powerful tool, or a powerful adversary.

Jim Randel

Hi Berick ... thanks for your great comment... insightful and helpful ... pls throw in more whenever you have the time... the more we learn the better our books can help people... best, Jim

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