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Apr 17, 2014

Engrained “Truths”

The date was November 9, 1989. George Bush Sr. sat in the oval office, a host of senior intelligence officers before him. These officers were in the midst of explaining to the then-President why the Berlin Wall was most certainly not going to fall in the near future.

Apr 14, 2014

The Mountains We Climb: Failure and the Pursuit of the Extraordinary

My climb of Mount Kilimanjaro opened my eyes to the idea that failure plays a role along the path to success...As it turns out, how to achieve audacious goals is a question that applies as much to investors as it does to mountaineers.

Apr 02, 2014

How much will you really need to retire? 4 top factors to consider

...investors often don't have an accurate estimate of how much they plan to spend during retirement.

Mar 26, 2014

Robot Nikki

For investors, robots create both opportunities and threats.

Mar 19, 2014

The Parallels of Parenting and Investing

Perhaps in both investing and parenting, the central challenge is making decisions under this sort of uncertainty.

Mar 11, 2014

Really Great, Stupid Questions

Asking seemingly basic, or “stupid,” questions often produces valuable insight.

Mar 07, 2014

Untapped Potential

In a dramatic climax to weeks of political escalation in Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych has recently been ousted from the presidency and is now in Russia leaving a beleaguered Ukrainian population to pick up the pieces of a tattered nation.

Feb 28, 2014

No Yogurt for You

Russia has been in the spotlight a lot lately. With the 2014 Winter Olympics recently held in the Russian vacation town of Sochi, the international community has honed in on the many, rather “unique” aspects of this year’s games and of Russia in general.

Feb 20, 2014

An "Escape" from Bangkok: Part 2

Today’s post is the conclusion to last week’s An Escape from Bangkok: Part 1.

Feb 12, 2014

An "Escape" from Bangkok: Part 1

There was ample time to call off the research trip to Thailand. The stars were aligning to make this trip a nightmare.

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