The Art of Boring™ was created for curious and passionate investors. We share strategies, frameworks, and insights to help readers and listeners make better investment decisions. Our aim? To provide some bottom-up, long-term investing signal to cut through the short-term noise.

  • A tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

    If a person's legacy is to be measured by his contributions to society, then Lee Kuan Yew ranks among the great heroes.

    March 27, 2015

  • How I was almost suckered into a pyramid scheme

    “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

    March 10, 2015

  • (Not) boring finds for March 2015

    Our team occasionally uncovers signal in the daily parsing of noise. Since such information can be easily passed over, we thought we’d make it a habit to share some links that we’ve liked recently.

    March 4, 2015

  • What’s up with Denmark?

    For a country whose population is smaller than that of NYC, the Kingdom of Denmark is getting a lot of press these days.

    February 26, 2015

  • Zero to 24 hours (part 2)

    There is something surreal about cycling alone on a mountain at 3:00 A.M. The trees loom in the darkness, lit only in passing by the lights on your helmet and handlebars. 

    February 25, 2015

  • Zero to 24 hours

    “I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help...”

    February 19, 2015

  • Know what you don't know

    As an avid basketball fan, I have been enjoying the recent success of the Golden State Warriors, who currently hold the best record in the NBA’s Western Conference. 

    February 10, 2015

  • Escalated danger rating

    Financial markets function relatively well most of the time; it is only on occasion that markets break, the system goes awry and crises ensue.

    February 5, 2015

  • Beware the camel in the tent

    Values shape the outcomes of our relationships, careers, investments and society, and therefore, are far too important to leave to chance or camels. 

    January 28, 2015

  • A world without OPEC

    After decades at the helm of global oil markets, OPEC appears to be relinquishing its status as designated “swing producer.”

    January 22, 2015