My hotel room in Toronto came with a most unusual feature. I had a tv in the mirror in the bathroom, so one could sit back and luxuriate in the tub whilst channel surfing. My expectation was that this was the sort of technological idiocy that is common in Japan not in ever so sensible…Details
“Compassion,” wrote historian Karen Armstrong in considering the proper meaning of the Golden Rule, “asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” In herbeautiful ode to compassion, Lucinda Williams urged: “Have compassion for everyone you meet…Details
The researchers found that people who were both successful and happy over the long term intentionally structured their activities around four major needs: Happiness: They pursued activities that produced pleasure and satisfaction. Achievement: They pursued activities that got tangible results. Significance: They pursued activities that made a positive impact on the people who matter most.…Details
In decision making the quality of any decision you make is bounded by a series of strictures, the time you have to make the decision, the quality of the information you receive and your cognitive abilities to process the information you receive. Decision making can never be perfect because no collection of these inputs will…Details
“It’s like a comedy of errors,” Madoff told Soltes. “To cover the losses, I decided to take in money from hedge funds. And in order for me to do that, I had to commit to a long-term strategy that I wouldn’t send the money back [to investors]. I kept taking in more money, figuring that…Details
More wisdom from Carl Richards.
I noticed during the Olympics that an industry superannuation fund known as REST were trying to convince me how good they are. The catch cry of the ad is that investing is a marathon and not a sprint – you wont get any argument here on that point. Too many people believe that investing irrespective of…Details