Personal Development

Not Fade Away

By the time you are reading this post, I will have finished packing for our summer beach holiday.

In a family tradition, we always take two weeks off at some point in August.

And in a break from tradition, today’s post has nothing to do with money, investing, or financial independence.

Instead… […]

How to get ahead in life
Personal Development

How To Get Ahead In Life

Look around and you will struggle to find a person who doesn’t want to get ahead in life.

But what does “getting ahead” really mean? And how can you go about it? […]

Want to win? Start by staying in the game
Personal Development

The Best Strategy For Winning At Life

Every year, without exception, I see the exact same situation playing out at work. 

Bright, motivated, and hard-working guys and girls begin their careers as investment banking analysts.

Almost immediately, the most ambitious and foresightful of the bunch […]

Snowball effect
Personal Development

The Beauty (And Danger) Of Compounding

You will have noticed that over the past few weeks, I have really dialed back on the number of “quantitative” posts. Gone are the rates of return, expected probabilities, and asset class comparisons. There’s plenty of time for those topics throughout the year. Instead, […]

Personal Development

Losing Control

Last Friday was a long day for me. The first Zoom call of the day started at 7 am, courtesy of a demanding continental client with a penchant for early starts. A year ago, my secretary would have punted the meeting by a couple […]