Ideas

Values Over Institutions Every Time

Posted: 09.18.2018

 

Just after the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States I had many conversations with colleagues and friends. Regardless of people’s political persuasion, most expressed some confusion about the future direction of global politics given the unusual nature of Trump as a candidate. Was he, is he, crazy like a fox, […]

 

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Daring To Understand and Change Thinking

Posted: 09.04.2018

 

Introduction     Understanding how we think is essential to everyday life. How we think determines not only what we think, but also what we feel and ultimately what we do. Myriad factors are involved: the impact of culture, the immediate social context in which thinking occurs, the brain’s structure, and more. We’re not powerless […]

 

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21st Century Finance: Intermediaries

Posted: 05.31.2018

 

(Part IV of a series on the future of banking and finance)   I began this series of articles on 21st Century Finance by comparing and contrasting the legacy finance industry put in place in the 19th and 20th centuries with the one that is emerging now. Hint: new technology and new ways of using […]

 

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Revise the U.S. Immigration System – We Owe This to the Rest of the World

Posted: 05.16.2018

 

Every nation has to decide what it stands for.  Americans are asking who we are and who do we aspire to be. U.S. immigration policies provide a partial mosaic picture of U.S. ambitions and values as a country.  Consider the following immigration questions. Should the U.S. accept more displaced persons from other countries, especially if […]

 

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Perspiration Principle 261: Who’s Behind Door Number 2 – Better Be You

Posted: 05.02.2018

 

[Originally published on Inc., republished with permission of the author.] I have written in the past about certain structural aspects of markets – especially concerning players who capitalize on the relative scarcity of prime assets or highly-desirable partners – which permits a limited number of those players with early access to, or control of, these […]

 

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