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What’s Wrong With Warren Buffett?

What’s Wrong with Warren Buffett? Its that time of year again when the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway releases his famous letter to shareholders.  It always comes out to great fanfare, as most of the investment world holds him up on a pedestal.  He is unique in that he is not only considered the greatest investor Read more about What’s Wrong With Warren Buffett?[…]

The Five Best Books I Read in 2017

The 5 Best Books I Read in 2017 Last year was a great year for reading.  Even if I fell short of my goal for number of books read, the quality of books was excellent and a few of them were pretty massive in length so I think it evens out.  I am still working Read more about The Five Best Books I Read in 2017[…]

Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17

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 Read more about Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17

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 Read more about Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17[…]

The Most Important … Man For All Markets

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 Edward Thorp   To start Read more about The Most Important … Man For All Markets[…]

Weekend Reading Links 11/10/17

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: Read more about Weekend Reading Links 11/10/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 10/20/17

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 Read more about Weekend Reading Links 10/20/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17

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 Read more about Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 10/6/17

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 Read more about Weekend Reading Links 10/6/17[…]