My Singapore Sling

Amen of the Week: “America is not on the decline… Why do I believe in the long-term success of the US?… Every year, thousands of bright and restless immigrants are allowed into America, settle and become successful in various fields. These immigrants are innovative and usually more adventurous, or they would not have left their own countries. They provide a constant source of new ideas and bring about a certain ferment within American society, a buzz that you will not find in China. America would be far less successful without them…. Because the US is able to embrace these immigrants, help them integrate and offer them an equal chance of realizing the American dream, there is a continuous i

An Ode to Enterprise-A-Car

Amen of the Week: “The people who are the most successful are the ones who listen most closely to the customer. We follow the two ears, one mouth rule here.” - Andy Taylor, Exec. Chrmn, former CEO of Enterprise Rent-a-Car (and son of founder Jack Taylor) This past year I’ve been on a kick of reading autobiographies by founders of great businesses. It has been an eye-opening break from my earlier diet of investing & finance books, and I’ve resolved to stay on this path. One of the first I chose to read was Exceeding Customer Expectations by Kirk Kazanjian. (While not an autobiography, it’s as close as we’ve got for Enterprise’s founder Jack Taylor and his son Andy. They opene

Are you in a Financial Cult?

Amen of the Week: “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” - John F. Kennedy Is your life savings in Wall Street mystery meat? Does your adviser speak in terms like “non-correlation” and show you pretty pie charts with your money spread across a dozen “asset classes”? Be honest with yourself: Does this really make sense to you? Or have you reached the point that you’re simply saying, “I just trust my adviser to put my money where it'll benefit me.” If so, I implore you to do two things: First, fire your adviser and then seek a therapist to begin your de-programming. Don’t co

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