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Successfully Managing Family Wealth is Like Building a Bicycle

Successfully stewarding family wealth requires careful management of three elements much like the 2 wheels and frame of a bicycle

Society, Not Your Life, Will Change Post COVID-19

Society, Not Your Life, Will Change Post COVID-19

There is much speculation about how society will change following the ultimate resolution of the COVID-19 crisis. Call me a skeptic, but I am not convinced that is how humans actually change their behavior.
Instead, I would argue that this virus is hopefully the final nail in the coffin in this era of human history and how we govern and manage society.

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The Four Steps to Expertise and Meaningful Contribution

There is a common paradigm for thinking about developing expertise that is built around consciousness and competence. The basic idea is that when we first begin doing something, we are unconsciously incompetent, i.e. we simply do not know how bad we are at doing...

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Why We’re Reading Less in 2020

In case you hadn't guessed already - I really love to read, and as far as I can remember always have. Reading is even listed as its own line item on my resume under 'Personal Interests' followed closely after by golf and travel. I frequently get questions for...

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FCS Reading List – Fourth Quarter 2019

Happy Holidays Everyone Heading in to year-end, I wanted to provide a final update on the books I've read this year.  Previous posts covered the First Half of 2019 and Q3'19.  I'm reading one longer book right now, and I do not anticipate wrapping it up by year-end....

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FCS Reading List – Third Quarter 2019

FCS Reading List – Third Quarter 2019

Happy October and Happy Q4! In early July, I published a list of books I had read in the first half of 2019.  (link here) As I regularly get requests for book recommendations, I wanted to provide an updated list of what I spent my time reading during the third...

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FCS Reading List – First Half 2019

It has been a little while since I have posted an updated list of what I am reading / have read so far this year. I had aspirations of getting this list published before the start of summer, but sadly that did not happen.  I have tried to group the books into some...

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FCS Reading List – Our 2018 Favorites

FCS Reading List – Our 2018 Favorites

Well, I didn’t plan to read as much in 2018 as I did. Nevertheless, I finished 47 books this year – just shy of a personal record. Generally, I don’t enjoy reading that many books, as it becomes difficult to keep them all straight / remember salient details....

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FCS Reading List – Summer 2018

I last posted a reading list in early May highlighting at a few great books I read in the month of April. Coming to the end of the summer, I thought it may be worthwhile if I highlighted my summer reading.  It has been a busy few months of reading, and...

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