Self-Improvement, Career, Continuous Learning, and Investing

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Light Bulb Moment

For this week and next week’s post, I am putting together a curated list of articles that I have been reading or have read over the past few months.  On a weekly basis, I have typically included about 5 articles that I have read that I believe readers would find interesting at the end of each post.  Unfortunately, my reading … Read More

Barry Ritholtz’s Masters in Business Turns 100

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I am a regular connoisseur of Barry Ritholtz’s work both in print and digital.  Barry writes for his own site The Big Picture in addition to columns at Bloomberg and The Washington Post.  A few years ago Barry began work at Bloomberg on a podcast series called Master in Business (MIB).  The premise behind the show is centered on having … Read More

Beware of Genius

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Last week I talked about some of the ways to find an adviser and some key items to look for when selecting an adviser.  Ironically this past week, news broke that yet more high-profile and wealthy athletes were victims of investment fraud. Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and major league baseball pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were … Read More

What Are You Afraid Of?

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On most weeknights, depending upon the needs of my kids’, my wife and I will watch a recorded version of the ABC Nightly News.  Although this may sound like a strange thing to do given our 24-hour news cycle, most days it is the only chance that we get to sit down together to talk about what is going on … Read More

When I Grow Up

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Jesse Bailey

As the graduation season winds down, I usually come across several articles or videos offering advice for new graduates.  Sometimes I will even find a few inspiring commencement speeches that can stir your soul. Probably one of the most famous commencement addresses was given by Steve Jobs at Stanford in 2005. Over the years, I believe that some people have confused the … Read More

The 40 Year Journey

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In less than 24 hours I will be turning 40-years-old.  I seem to be more reflective at this birthday milestone than the last one when I turned 30.  I look back at that point in my life where I was still trying to figure “life” out.  Little did I know that I was just beginning to scratch the surface of … Read More

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

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When my wife sends me a link to read typically it is pretty good.  And usually the article she refers me to will make its way into a post.  Those of you with children will probably find this post the most interesting. Full disclosure, I have no idea where Business Insider comes up with the “psychological research” or “science” to … Read More

Masters of Love

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Have you ever felt like you were about ready to face off with a saber-toothed tiger while sitting next to your significant other trying to have a conversation?  If so, read on. In this Atlantic article people are put into two couples camps; Master and Disasters.  Disasters have a sense of constantly being in fight-or-flight mode (go back to that saber-toothed tiger standoff). … Read More

Peak Productivity while Project Managing Your Life

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I have always been very interested in the field of personal productivity.  Trying to balance a business, my wife’s full-time career, and four kids under 5 can be beyond challenging.  A go-to person that I read regularly and often shares his ideas and articles is Eric from Barking Up The Wrong Tree.  Eric is a writer/journalist whose work has been featured … Read More