Author Archives: Journeyman

About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.

Key Points from Book: How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them

by Barbara F. Walter When Saddam Hussein was captured, researchers who study democratization didn’t celebrate. We knew that democratization, especially rapid democratization in a deeply divided country, could be highly destabilizing. In fact, the more radical and rapid the change, … Continue reading

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Key Points from Book: Wanting – The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

WANTING: THE POWER OF MIMETIC DESIRE IN EVERYDAY LIFE by Luke Burgis Girard discovered that most of what we desire is mimetic (mi-met-ik) or imitative, not intrinsic. Humans learn—through imitation—to want the same things other people want, just as they … Continue reading

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Lisbon Day 11: Flying Over Lisbon, Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Sunset at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Back to Montreal

We woke up quite early today, and despite the cloudy morning the temperature was already above 25 degree Celsius. The plan was for my girlfriend to do her morning run while I will be flying my drone from Praça do … Continue reading

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Lisbon Day 10: Old Lisbon, Museu Arqueológico do Carmo, Ceramics Shop, Telecabine Lisboa

Today we started the day at 8.30am and walked around the old town area of Lisbon. The sky is cloudy, and once we got out of our hotel door (Eden VIP Aparthotel), we could feel the slightly cold air on … Continue reading

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Lisbon Day 9: Going Around Lisbon, Museu Coleção Berardo, Sunset at Boca de Vento Elevator

Yesterday’s cross-country bus ride from Seville to Lisbon was a tiring journey, and we slept like a baby through the night. The sun is out by the time I opened the window curtain on our bedroom, which must be around … Continue reading

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