The Areas of My Expertise: An Almanac of Complete World Knowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order (Abridged) – John Hodgman

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The Areas of My Expertise: An Almanac of Complete World Knowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order (Abridged)

John Hodgman

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: August 17, 2006

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Memory: Mind and The Self – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Memory: Mind and The Self

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: April 27, 2012

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Red Tooth, Red Claw – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Red Tooth, Red Claw

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: November 4, 2011

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Procrastination – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Procrastination

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

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Publish Date: May 27, 2010

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: What We Believe – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: What We Believe

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: April 14, 2012

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Animals and Us – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Animals and Us

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: March 23, 2012

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Math Knowledge

Two mathematicians were having dinner in a restaurant, arguing about the average mathematical knowledge of the American public. One mathematician
claimed that this average was woefully inadequate, the other maintained that it was surprisingly high.

“I’ll tell you what,” said the cynic, “ask that waitress a simple math question. If she gets it right, I’ll pick up dinner. If not, you do.” He then
excused himself to visit the men’s room, and the other called the waitress over.

“When my friend comes back,” he told her, “I’m going to ask you a question, and I want you to respond ‘one third x cubed.’ There’s twenty bucks in it
for you.” She agreed.

The cynic returned from the bathroom and called the waitress over. “The food was wonderful, thank you,” the mathematician started. “Incidentally, do
you know what the integral of x squared is?”

The waitress looked pensive; almost pained. She looked around the room, at her feet, made gurgling noises, and finally said, “Um, one third x
cubed?”

So the cynic paid the check. The waitress wheeled around, walked a few paces away, looked back at the two men, and muttered under her breath, “…plus
a constant.”

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Creative Writing – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Creative Writing

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: February 19, 2014

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: You Are What You Read – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: You Are What You Read

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: May 27, 2010

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Thinking about Thinking – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Thinking about Thinking

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: November 17, 2011

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Greatest Dating Mistakes You Could Be Making Without Your Knowledge

There is so much about being successful at dating that it can make your head spin. Before you throw in the towel while wondering why men fly off the window just after the first date, you should consider reading this. It could literally change your world of dating. While there are some big don’ts when dating, there are others that are little known but have profound repercussions. Remember that saying of a small leak sinks a great vessel? It applies to this case perfectly. Painfully, these are usually the biggest mistakes you don’t realize you are making and perhaps why you are repelling men so perfectly.
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The Best of N.W.A – The Strength of Street Knowledge – N.W.A.

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The Best of N.W.A – The Strength of Street Knowledge

N.W.A.

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: December 26, 2006

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The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge – N.W.A.

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The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge

N.W.A.

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 26, 2006

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Knowledge as a Financial Asset

If someone offered you $ 100,000 to take a class for a few weeks, would you do it? I believe most of you would, assuming there is nothing terrible about the class itself.

But if I change the offer to say you have a 30% chance of making $ 100,000, would you take the class then? You should, if you need the money and you are rational. But ideally you would find a bunch of classes you could take that all have the same odds. If you take every one of the classes that have a 30% chance of giving you $ 100,000, one class at a time, your odds of eventually getting the $ 100,000 are good.

Investors know that diversifying a portfolio is the smart way to go. But does diversification have the same benefits when applied to learning? I think it does, because knowledge acts like a financial asset.

I have always looked at learning as money. I evaluate a topic for its economic potential, now and in the future. I have never taken a calligraphy class, for example, because in my case I don’t see how it would ever provide an economic return.

But years ago I did take the Dale Carnegie course to learn now to become a better public speaker. When combined with my other skill sets it probably gave me a 30% chance of earning an extra $ 100,000 over my career no matter what path I took. Within any group, the best public speaker often bubbles up to a leadership position.

I also took classes in my twenties to learn hypnosis. Trust me when I say that understanding hypnosis (and better understanding human minds) is worth more than $ 100,000 over your lifetime. 

During my corporate career I signed up for a two-day class on business writing. I didn’t know it at the time, but business writing is almost the same as humor writing. In both cases you leave out the useless words and get to the point. That class was easily worth $ 100,000 to me because I would have used that skill no matter my career path. And it makes a BIG difference in how people view you.

My point is that some types of learning are so valuable that they should be ranked by their economic potential. In California, for example, being fluent in Spanish and English is probably worth more than $ 100,00 over a career, on average.

Knowing how to do A-B testing on a website is probably worth $ 100,000 a year.

Learning how to eat right and exercise right is probably worth more than $ 100,000 because we know that a person’s appearance influences opportunities. As a bonus, you will be healthier, more energetic, and smarter if you are healthier. That stuff can translate into economic value over time.

I could go on, but you get the point: Knowledge can be ranked by economic potential. And doing so would change how people approach the “extra” learning after formal schooling is done. 

It seems to me that one could create a software service that would evaluate what skills you already have, along with your location, age, and other relevant economic factors, and create a learning plan that would give you the greatest odds of higher income later.

[Side note: This is a system, as opposed to a goal, because you are improving your odds without knowing where it leads.]

This way of thinking is why I almost never read fiction. One could make an argument that all reading is good for you, and any sort of mental stimulation can translate into economic potential. But I can’t justify reading something with low economic potential when I could be reading something that has greater odds of being useful with my skill set.

My hypothesis is that successful people see knowledge as a financial asset and manage it that way. They create portfolios of knowledge that make sense as a whole. You could call that a systems-view. 

People who are struggling (per this hypothesis) are more likely to see the world in terms of goals. A goal-oriented person would not take a class that has unpredictable future benefits when that time could be used instead to focus on a specific goal.

So I put the question to you. Do you see learning as a system in which you create a diversified portfolio of knowledge that makes sense in your situation?

Or do you learn what you need when you need it? Let’s call that a goal-oriented approach.

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