Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation | December 2017

“Children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect their elders, and love talking instead of exercise.” Socrates It is every generation’s prerogative to opine on and decry the ones that follow. But instead of shaking their fists and complaining about Millennials, the wiser grey-haired executives are preoccupied with understanding how to […]

Much Ado About Nothing | November 2017

“Doing nothing is very hard to do…you never know when you’re finished.” Leslie Nielsen In a world that values and incentivizes action, ‘doing nothing’ carries with it certain negative connotations. It conjures up images of laziness and complacency or succumbing to inertia and the status quo. But there are often times when doing nothing is […]

The Choice is Yours | October 2017

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” Pythagoras Amidst all the catchy click-here headlines, several contenders vie for the title of ‘the most important investment decision you’ll ever make.’ Setting aside the hyperbole of ‘the most important ever’ and filtering for common themes, we arrive at a set of choices that drive investment success. Questions such […]

The Law of Unintended Consequences | September 2017

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Proverb One of the great dilemmas in moral philosophy is whether actions should be judged based on their intentions or consequences. The difficulty, of course, arises when the impact of our intentions are unforeseen, unexpected, or unintended. This concept of unintended consequences was popularized by the […]

When Volatility Knocks | August 2017

“Using volatility as a measure of risk is nuts.” Charlie Munger The future is full of possibilities, some good some bad. Risk comes from not knowing which of them will come to pass. Given it’s impossible to imagine and consider every potential outcome, we focus our energy on the most likely ones. In market speak, […]