How To Use Status To Create (Or Destroy!) Value

First, as a rule, if you tell people “look how organized I am,” the universe will then throw a proverbial wrench into your gearbox and howl with a laughter only the cruelest of taskmasters can howl. Last night, after a marathon of calls and busyness, I was making dinner and remembering I still didn’t write … Continue reading How To Use Status To Create (Or Destroy!) Value

Two Types Of Trust

David Burkus has a fascinating post up about the “Two Types of Trust on Teams.”  Here’s the short version: Trust is what enables teams to work well together.  More trust = better, less trust = worse.  The two types of trust worth focusing on (and building/rebuilding) are Cognition-based trust and Affect-based trust.  Cognition-based trust is … Continue reading Two Types Of Trust

Live As If You Have A Responsibility For What Other People Want

Ever read a book that sort of breaks your brain because it gives you a new model/way to see things? Where you know it somehow fits/overlaps with the current way you see things, but you can’t quite fit it into place? Like it’s a single flower in a field of flowers puzzle and now you’re … Continue reading Live As If You Have A Responsibility For What Other People Want

Podcast Of The Week: Ben Hunt With JP O’Shaughnessy

I may have to make a separate list of “oh, to have the privilege of being a fly on the wall for this conversation” podcast episodes. Ben Hunt is the market/political game-theorist extraordinaire. JP O’Shaugnnessy is one of the original quant investors. The talk is supposed to be centered on the metaverse, but they cover … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Ben Hunt With JP O’Shaughnessy

Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

When everything sucks, we get through when we have the right type of crisis mindset.  There’s a scale, and some of us are better than others across a number of variables, but our crisis mindsets determine our ability to get out of the crisis itself (at least with our wits, and hopefully with some semblance … Continue reading Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

Podcast Of The Week: The Behavioral Finance Entertainment Complex

This Brian Portnoy take really resonated with me. He says we (the finance industry) have created a “Behavioral Finance entertainment complex that does very little to help real people make real decisions.”  In a nutshell, people are predictably irrational (as Dan Ariely put it).  We know a lot of ways these irrationalities manifest.  In the … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Behavioral Finance Entertainment Complex