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Tis the season to TAKE :)

Two days ago, the theme of the post was giving.

The theme of today’s Apex is all about TAKING.

Don’t get me wrong… taking something that isn’t yours is bad. Very bad.

And the posts today will show you exactly how bad it is to take what is not yours, especially after you get caught (and you will always get caught).

Where Husbands Hide Money During Divorce [Christine Luken] – “If things aren’t going well in your marriage, you might wonder where husbands hide money during divorce. Although no one really “wins” financially coming out of divorce, women are more negatively impacted than men. […] Since many of my clients are divorcing women, I’ve heard quite a few stories of financial deceit: husbands hiding assets, income, and even debt from their wives!”

The Big Bitcoin Heist [Vanity Fair] – “He was the lone guard at the Advania data center, housed in a former U.S. naval base not far from the Reykjavík airport in Iceland. His job was to keep watch over two hangar-like buildings that held rows of small, box-like computers, the size of two cartons of cigarettes, stacked in towers as far as the eye could see. It was a hot, constantly blinking trove of devices, lashed together with tangles of cables and wires, all dedicated to a single job: mining the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.”

Jackpot [Medium] – “How two lottery-crazed bank clerks cooked up China’s biggest bank robbery of all time.” Like many bank robberies, it was not a good plan. And in China, the consequences are far more severe.

A Pickpocket’s Tale [The New Yorker] – “In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention.” This article is dated 2012 and every so often it reappears in my life and I’m reminded how amazing Robbins is. If you want to learn more about him, you’ll find numerous videos on him and his work but definitely watch his TED talk on attention and misdirection. Solid gold and very useful.

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