I am starting this as the first in a series of market commentaries that I will be posting on here. Right now, I’m seeing some rocks in the road up ahead. Continue reading “June 2015 Market Commentary”
Clock is ticking. Here’s a quick video that I made about how to prepare in those final days. Continue reading “Video: What to do the month before the CFA Program exam”
I wanted to write this article to talk about going for what you want, and why it is that people don’t get what they want. A lot of times it isn’t that they can’t go for what they want; it’s that they just don’t. Continue reading “Real Talk: Going For What You Want”
People call it different things: being in the zone, flowing, hyperclarity—the book Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi goes over this phenomenon and how to achieve it. Continue reading “Book review – Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi”
I was having a conversation with some friends, and the topic was good and bad personal relationships, but a theme that it reminded me of was the idea of having standards, versus having entitlement. Here’s how it applies to your career, and here’s mindsets to watch out for that can hold you back from getting the level of success that you really want. Continue reading “Having standards vs. having entitlement”
My video on how I passed all of the CFA Program exams. Hope this helps you in your studying. Check it out and let me know what you think. Continue reading “Video: How I passed all of the CFA Program exams”
I saw a speech by Tai Lopez who talked about how he finishes one book per day. While I’m not on that level—yet—I have since made a priority to finish one book per week. Right now I’m on Atlas Shrugged which just by time constraints and since it’s such a long book will take more than a week, but I’ve finished a number of very interesting books since that time.
The first that I will talk about is Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Why I wanted to mention this book on my website is that while I originally read it because I thought it would be a fun story, since I always liked his TV shows and I’m also big into good food, a lot of the vignettes in his book reminded me a lot of working in financial services. Continue reading “Book Review – Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain”
Larry Ellison has a long line of funny quotes, compiled here by the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/09/18/larry-ellison-has-a-long-list-of-memorable-quotes/
Best one was his jab at competitor SAP:
Oracle’s got 100+ enterprise applications live in the #cloud today, SAP’s got nothin’ but SuccessFactors until 2020
USA Today is reporting that United is now carrying direct flights between Houston and Williston, North Dakota. This is big news as far as connecting two of the major energy hubs in the US.
Full article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/08/20/united-starts-two-new-routes-from-its-houston-hub/14352875/