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Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Good Intentions Gone Awry

Systems theory states that organizations are systems of connected and interdependent groups, none of which can be understood in isolation from each other. Unfortunately, individuals often do not fully understand the impact their actions (or…

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Losing Sight of the Stock Market’s Noble Mission

The stock market actually has a two-fold social purpose: 1.  to allow individual savers to invest directly in a business 2.  to aggregate and efficiently…

10 Secrets to a Stress-Resistant Life…Plus a Bonus

Here’s a recap of secrets one through five: #1 Re-Interpret Any Negative Experiences #2 Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude #3 Written Goals #4 Build a…

10 Secrets to a Stress-Resistant Life…Plus a Bonus

#1 Re-Interpret Any Negative Experiences: There is nothing but that thinking does not make it so. There is a silver lining to every cloud, a…

Nothing Fails Like Success (at least when it comes to stock funds)

Does the past performance of a stock fund manager really matter? Should you invest in a hot fund? Not according to Standard & Poor’s Persistence…

What Makes for the Good Life?

How happy are you? Ipsos, a Paris-based global market research company, asked 19,000 adults in 24 countries that question. 77% responded that they were happy…

How To Live Like a Genius

Genius is pretty heady stuff, seemingly far beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. So how dare I post a blog on “How to Live Like…

The Myth of Hard Work

It is a cornerstone of the American Way that if an individual works hard he or she will be successful. It’s true, yet it is…