Who Is The Guy Behind This Site?
I am a capitalist and investor.
I am self described market academic, who not only enjoys the intellectual pursuit of finding meaning in the tea leaves, but also feels that having good global knowledge makes one a good global citizen. I read a ton from varied sources in order to try and get a rounded perspective on what goes on in the world. Lastly and most importantly, however, I am a capitalist and investor. My thoughts are that it takes entreprenurial strength and intellectual horsepower on an individual basis to have a successfully growing economy on a collective basis. My hope with this blog is to attract a few like-minded individuals who will appreciate my attempts at deciphering the world stage and outlining my thoughts on its investment implications.
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Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17 It’s been a busy but productive and incredibly exciting last few weeks. I recently started a new position which has been excellent. I joined the trust department of a very highly respected community bank to help build out the investment process and grow the overall wealth management offering. As I[…]
Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17 Happy weekend and welcome to a late edition of the reading links. It was an exceptional week this week with a lot going on. I spent a lot of time grading finals and attending kid events which did not leave much room for reading and writing. There are some other exciting[…]
The Most Important …. Man for All Markets Top lessons from two of the greatest investment minds of our time. This summer’s investment curriculum included two books which I was very excited to read. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks And A Man for All Markets by Ed Thorp To start with[…]
After a week off to carve pumpkins, take kids treat-or-treating, and to go see Thor: Ragnorak, the links are back. It has been a productive and enlightening couple of weeks with a lot of interesting things to read, but before I begin I want to share an excerpt from the book I am reading, Titan:[…]
This was a week spent out of the office, away from the 9-5, but still plenty busy. I was at the coffee shop most days reading, writing, grading, and meeting with great people. I got to spend a little more time with the kids and even snuck in a nap or two. All in all,[…]
I’ve got a week-long stay-cation coming up and I am really excited about it. Sometimes it’s necessary to unplug and just hit the reset button. I plan to spend a lot of time at the coffee shop reading, writing, and having some conversations. There is plenty of housework to catch up on as well. Most[…]
Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17 Well it has been another fun and busy week. I was constantly in motion doing a lot of writing, client calls, and kid events (nothing quite beats 3rd grade poetry night… a lot of reciting Shel Silverstein. I was sorry when the kid who picked Tennyson was not able to[…]
I cannot believe its October already. For me that means youth hockey season, Cubs playoffs, and teaching. This post is out late because of a volleyball tournament today. The parenting gig is a demanding one. I did read some interesting things this week in between the madness and wanted to share those. Let me know[…]
It has been an exciting and productive week, and now I hoping to find some downtime to get caught up on reading. However, I have a deck to stain, a finance class to prepare for, and of course, some kids to hang out with. I’m entering a very busy time of year, but plan to[…]