Let me tell you about two guys. They grew up as the youngest siblings in a family of six kids, all crammed into a 720-square-foot home. Their father struggled with anger issues.
I’m looking forward to December 6, 2016, publication of Michael Lewis’s next book The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds about the partnership of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
This blog topic may surprise readers who know I am someone who has a positive attitude, who optimistically welcomes each New Year as an opportunity to enhance personal growth and happiness.
(Note: I wrote this for RIABiz on February 4, 2015, for their article titled 3 Citizen-Blogger Attendees
Turn this over in your mind – “The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” James Matthew Barrie’s quote nicely summarizes the message of our 17th annual holiday book, The Happiness Advantage.
Do happy employees benefit the firm and its shareholders? Or are employees more productive if they are motivated by fear of unemployment? New research by Wharton finance professor Alex Edmans and two colleagues shows that employees’ higher levels of job satisfaction often translates into higher returns for shareholders.
At the basic level my job is to help clients make better decisions with their money so they have more time to focus on the things that are important to them–the things that will help cement their legacy. For that reason I’m always looking for new material on the subject of decision-making.
How many times have you thought about the changes that have taken place since your grandparents parents or you were born? For example when my grandfathers were born only birds could fly. My parents didn’t have indoor plumbing in rural Kansas and Nebraska when they were born.
After a distinguished career in financial services and public service Robert Pozen is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. In his new book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results Reduce Your Hours Pozen shares insights on a range topics from how to sleep on an overnight business flight to how to effectively deal with employees’ mistakes.
It’s tough trying to reach the next generation with money advice. If all else fails you might encourage them to check out the advice from Slim Thug in his new book How to Survive in a Recession. Marketing himself as “the black Suze Orman” you’ll find Slim’s book listed in the “Humor” section on Amazon.