July 31, 2015

Amen of the Week 

“…there are certain structural advantages that founders may have that can make their jobs easier than those of non-founder CEOs…  The social capital and moral authority that comes from being the founder and having built many of the company’s key produc...

July 24, 2015

My grandfather used to repeatedly say, “I’ve never met a rich pessimist.”  I believed him until I moved to New York, where rich pessimists abound.  Hence, I’ve modified his adage and will one day badger my future grandkids with: “I’ve never met a happy pessimist.”...

July 17, 2015

Most people understand that bond prices rise when interest rates decline - and vice versa.  (If this is news to you, we need to talk.)  Most people also understand that as interest rates have been artificially depressed, bond prices have been artificially inflated....

July 10, 2015

This week I was catching up with a good friend who founded and built a successful lawn care company.  He relayed a story that had happened to him earlier that day.  While speaking to a customer, he mentioned that he had started his career at Merrill Lynch.  This prompt...

July 3, 2015

Happy 4th!

Two of my great-grandparents came over from Ireland and another from Italy.  Here's a salute to the outsiders and what they've helped build in this great place that we love.


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