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    The Price Of A Good Idea

    Few things are more valuable than wisdom
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 9, 2020, 9:00 PM

Before I make my point, this is a reminder to register now for Peak Prosperity’s upcoming Oct 24-25 digital seminar if you haven’t already.

There are only a few days left to save up to 32% before the ‘Last Chance To Save’ price discount expires next week.

 

Now.. to my point: What is the price of a good idea?

I first heard this question posed back in business school when being encouraged to read voraciously and to seek the counsel of experienced mentors.

Think back on some of the most useful lessons learned over the course of your life. Maybe it was an insight into how to invest smarter. Or how to leverage a key ability of yours better at work. Or a technique for improving your relationships with the important people in your life. Or how to be more effective at managing your valuable time.

Now, if you could magically teach your past self that lesson a decade or two (or three!) sooner in life, how much would you pay for that chance, knowing how valuable that insight will be to the younger you?

Thousands of dollars? Hundreds of thousands? Millions?

The right wisdom gained earlier in life could easily be worth that much, if not significantly more, over the course of your lifetime.

That was the message my business school professors were trying to convey: The more ideas and seasoned advice we expose ourselves to, the higher the likelihood we will come across those valuable gems of insight we can leverage to our lifelong benefit going forward.

I’ve kept this message as the guiding force when producing our upcoming digital seminar: What are the best topics given the times we’re in, and who are the best experts to discuss them, that have the highest probability of revealing the kind of valuable insights that can truly change our lives for the better?

And I’m pleased and proud to report that the seminar itself is shaping up to be seriously amazing.

We’ve created a 2-day event offering dozens of presentations and live Q&A sessions with the smartest thinkers we know on how to protect your money, your home, your health and your community in the post-covid era.

Committed presenters include:

 

When you register, you’ll receive full access to the live Zoom event on Oct 24-25th, as well as replay videos of every presentation to watch and re-watch after the seminar is over. Plus, you’ll receive hours of bonus video presentations from additional experts that we simply couldn’t cram into a single weekend.

It’s MUCH more content than we’ve ever been able to share at a seminar before and — because covid has created such financial hardship for so many — we’re pricing it at, by far, the LOWEST we ever have. We want you and as many people as possible to benefit from these critical insights!

If you register now, you’ll still receive our ‘Last Chance To Save’ pricing of $199. But don’t delay, as the price of the seminar rises to its full retail rate of $249 on Oct 17.

AND, if you’re a Peak Prosperity premium subscriber, you receive an additional 15% discount. Just make sure you’re logged in to the site when making your purchase.

So, back to the main point of this post. If you only get just one single valuable good idea out of this seminar, odds are it will be an extreme bargain given the current ticket price.

But imagine if we do our job right and you get dozens of high-value insights out of this event. Then your return on investment on this seminar becomes truly epic.

Don’t miss this highly curated learning experience we’ve created for you on Oct 24-25th. Chris and I look forward to seeing you there.

But first, lock in your seat!

 

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11 Comments

  • Sat, Oct 10, 2020 - 8:08pm

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    FooBarr

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    kkkaaaBOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

    That's the sound of my pin-head exploding half way through this seminar...much like the sound of a MRE heater screwed into a 2-liter bottle and tossed into the platoon leader's tent at 2 in the morning....I think I'm going to start loading up on motrin 800's the day prior......looking forward to it.

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  • Sat, Oct 10, 2020 - 10:48pm

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    agitating prop

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    looks really interesting

    I see a few faces up there I know and respect, like Wolf Richter and CH Smith. I'm sure it will be worthwhile for those 'attending.'

    In the meantime, there was a new thread started about people looking for their tshirts under New Topics. Thought it would please everybody to draw your attention to it.

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  • Sun, Oct 11, 2020 - 1:21am

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    planfortomorrow

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    planfortomorrow said:

    Nice Adam, a couple of days with some good humored but very serious minds filling our heads with things that will no doubt be beneficial to mind, body and soul. I am thrilled to be a part of this at a cost that is more than fare. Frankly, I would spend the cost of just one of these guests, for me It's Charles H. Smith, Singing Frogs Farm and Art Bertman and then of course all the farmers, especially those that talk of compost farming. Again, what a treat to have all these high quality individuals to help us move forward. Thank you

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  • Sun, Oct 11, 2020 - 1:26pm

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    TWalker5

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    Replay

    Has there yet been established a plan to be able to watch replays of the sessions, for those of us who are unable to watch them all live?

    T.

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  • Mon, Oct 12, 2020 - 3:27pm

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    agitating prop

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    A really good idea

    Adam,

    It would be a very good idea to get back to these members, even if it is just to tell them you are all super busy right now and unable to attend to their requests at the moment. I am sure they will understand.

    Contact attempts never get answered

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  • Mon, Oct 12, 2020 - 4:26pm

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    yagasjai

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    Useful Info

    One of the most valuable pieces of info I have ever received from this site was back in January or February (waaaayyyy before anyone else was reporting it) was that Covid was airborne. That one piece of information allowed me to dramatically shift how I was engaging with the world, before those around me did, even though it made me seem a little nuts to them. (Not to mention the framework of the 3 E's that came a decade before, that also got me to shift some things in my life, as well, that the people around me didn't really understand either, but that's a different story...)

    But there is a new study out now about surface contamination and I would very much like to hear Chris's take on it. I remember back at the beginning of this seeing a video in which he said that he would keep his house a "green zone" and basically strip down before coming inside and cleaning everything thoroughly. And then later, over the summer, he was interviewing a doctor who had Covid and said that he never went as far as washing the groceries that came inside. So I wondered if that's because you had already stocked up on food and were growing your own, so you weren't bringing inside perishables that needed to be cleaned? Anything else not perishable could be left for 3 or 9 or however many days and not need to be cleaned?

    I would like to hear what your protocol looks like these days in relation to returning from being out in the world. How long do you set your mail aside, for example? How long do you set aside clothes you wore into a store before washing? (More detailed questions below about food coming inside.)

    This new study says that on some surfaces the virus can survive up to 28 days, much longer than expected, but in perfect conditions, which are not the case in the real world. (I feel slightly vindicated for setting aside mail for 9 days, I have to say...) But I also know from a video waayyy back at the beginning Chris said that the virus is most contagious on a surface at the very beginning and then tails off as time passes. So even if the virus is on a surface, it may not be enough to make you sick. Plus with your terrain in good shape, I imagine that goes a long way to not feeling like everything needs to be cleaned all the time.

    But for those of us who are or live with someone who is high risk, Chris has said to take extra precautions. So I would be very interested to know what you do personally, Chris, and what extra steps someone in a higher risk group may want to consider SPECIFICALLY in terms of bringing in food, and especially perishables from the grocery store. That would go a long way to easing my mind whether my protocols are overkill (as my household members feel they are), adequate (as I feel they are) or not actually as good as I thought (given the new data out in this study).

    The CDC and the WHO in the beginning of this thing were totally focused on surface contamination and were downplaying airborne. So I was suspicious when they shifted over the summer saying not to worry about surface contamination and that it's all airborne. And now that more info is coming out about surfaces again, I am even more suspicious of why now and what have they been hiding. I did believe when they finally said it was airborne because I already knew that from this site.

    The surface contamination piece has been less clear, especially since their shift away from focusing on it. Precautionary principle says to use caution until proven it's not needed, so I have based my protocols on the 9 day time frame we knew back at the beginning. Non-perishables get set aside 9 days.

    Perishables can't typically be set aside that long, so at our house, perishables that can survive a light bleach solution (apples, cucumbers, etc) get soaked at least 20 min before being dried and put away. Perishables that can't survive the bleach protocol (leafy greens) get put in clean bags and set aside a few days in the fridge (I've only been eating CSA greens this summer but need to figure this out for the winter) or get cooked before eating. I haven't seen conclusive evidence that these protocols are not needed. And I won't change it until I do, even when family members don't like it.

    Believe me, nothing would make me happier than to hear I actually don't need to worry about surface contamination! Literally. I would LOVE to drop it back to 7 or 5 or even 3 days, (or zero days!) or not feel like I need to wash the veggies, but when buying from a grocery store you never know who handled your apple before you did or how clean their hands were! So I want to see and understand the data. Any insight or guidance into this question would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance. I appreciate all that you do.

    UPDATED EDIT: This is the link for the study: https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12985-020-01418-7

    After reading it, I am also wondering if you have any additional info on humidity. This study changed temperature but not humidity, but did reference something that indicated that the virus survived longer with lower humidity. And I remember back in the spring you posted a chart that was an S-shaped curve in relation to humidity, and that over 80% was very low risk, so you were only going to stores on days with 80% or higher humidity. I would also love to hear where your thinking is in regard to humidity these days, as well.

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  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020 - 8:29am

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    brushhog

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    Powerhouse lineup

    You've got some heavy hitters there. I've never gone in for a seminar before but I'm sorely tempted.

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  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020 - 8:49am

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    Redneck Engineer

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    Looking Forward to It

    Looking forward to the upcoming weekend. In particular, the wide selection of independent thinkers is encouraging. Some other conferences I've attended have had a very narrow range of opinion on matters. Stepping out of one's echo chamber on a regular basis, and giving an honest hearing to opposing (but well considered) views is key to staying in touch with reality - as a matter of integrity, but also practicality and resilience.

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  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020 - 8:57am

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    Happy to see Rich Stagliano, MD in the line up

    Rich is a fellow ED doc who moved away from the chaos of the ED towards a nobler vision of promoting true health.  We were room-mates at a couple of the functional medicine conferences a decade ago.  Now he is focused on fitness, diet, gut microbiome, and the specialized testing to identify metabolic "bottle necks" that impair optimum function.

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  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020 - 1:04pm

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    I wish...

    Wish I could make it this year, but I'm still unemployed and every single dime has to be accounted for. Next year!

     

    Have fun y'all!

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  • Fri, Oct 16, 2020 - 7:10am

    planfortomorrow

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    planfortomorrow said:

    Adam has exhaustedly (lol) explained this. You will have the ability to watch this live, later and later still should you want to. Peace

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