One Big Thing

Reducing complexity can be powerful for understanding larger systems. Come find out the importance of knowing one big thing.

The Price of Greed

How to Think About Wanting More Photo: Pixabay The man who once made cotton the most traded commodity on Earth didn’t make any money off of it.  Eli Whitney, the creator of the cotton gin, got a little too greedy.  After building a device that could extract cotton while leaving behind the seeds, Whitney went into…

The Rise After the Fall

Post-Traumatic Growth in Life and Markets Photo: Pixabay Janine Shepard was on a training bike ride in the Blue Mountains 100km northwest of Sydney, Australia when her life changed forever.  She was riding with her fellow cross-country ski teammates in preparation for the 1988 winter Olympics when a speeding utility truck hit her off her…

Kind or Hostile

The Most Important Decision You Can Make Every Day Photo: Pixabay I was recently listening to the 100th episode of the Michael Kitces podcast with Joe Duran to learn about how Duran used data analytics to help build and scale a $24 billion wealth management firm.  However, it wasn’t the machine learning or the data-driven decision…