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Why Your Life Won’t Change Much Post COVID-19, but Society Will

Why Your Life Won’t Change Much Post COVID-19, but Society Will

There is much speculation about how society will change following the ultimate resolution of the COVID-19 crisis. Call me a skeptic, but I am not convinced that is how humans actually change their behavior.
Instead, I would argue that this virus is hopefully the final nail in the coffin in this era of human history and how we govern and manage society.

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How Fast Must a Family's Assets Grow?

One of the great challenges families face when allocating capital for the long-term is determining the right level of risk and return.  This is exacerbated further by the fact that many in the family office (FO) world believe that the investment strategies of families...

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The Four Steps to Expertise and Meaningful Contribution

There is a common paradigm for thinking about developing expertise that is built around consciousness and competence. The basic idea is that when we first begin doing something, we are unconsciously incompetent, i.e. we simply do not know how bad we are at doing...

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Why I Read and Why I’m Reading Less in 2020

In case you hadn't guessed already - I really love to read, and as far as I can remember always have. Reading is even listed as its own line item on my resume under 'Personal Interests' followed closely after by golf and travel. I frequently get questions for...

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Books Read – Q4’19

Happy Holidays Everyone Heading in to year-end, I wanted to provide a final update on the books I've read this year.  Previous posts covered the First Half of 2019 and Q3'19.  I'm reading one longer book right now, and I do not anticipate wrapping it up by year-end....

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