An Interview with Michael Lewis in New Orleans

Despite completely losing my voice to a cold yesterday morning, I schlepped myself and my copy of The Undoing Project down to the Marriott in New Orleans to get Michael Lewis’ signature. That is after I frantically searched for but could not find my paperback copy of Liar’s Poker, my favorite Lewis book. Michael was…

This Week in Women

  The Trillion Dollar Opportunity in Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Harvard Business Review Closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship and fueling the growth of women-owned enterprises will unleash new ideas, services, and products into markets around the world. Strength in Numbers: How Women from Twitter, Facebook, and Uber are Teaming Up to Fund Silicon Valley’s Future…

This Week in Women

I have refrained from providing a weekly link fest as many of my colleagues do (see here, here, here, here, and of course here) because I wasn’t sure I had anything new to add. But for the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping track of all the great content I read about women – as…

More Money, More Problems?

On a long car trip this weekend, we found ourselves scanning through FM radio stations. Somewhere in east Texas, the 1996 ballad “Mo Money Mo Problems” from the late hip-hop artist Notorious B.I.G. began playing. If you don’t know the song, here is the chorus: I don’t know what they want from me It’s like…

Sitting on the Sidelines

I get the impression there are a lot of investors sitting on cash. They are nervous about investing in the stock market. No one wants to invest at the top of the market, and everyone is expecting a crash. Although the benefits of investing today have been written about repeatedly here, here, and here, the…

The Power of Silence

Over the weekend, someone shared a video of the late Mr. Rogers, talking about the importance of silence and solitude in such a noisy world. He was referring to the barrage of news and information. I regret that I am unable to find that tweet and give credit to who ever shared it, but I…

Billionaires Should Exist

A couple of weeks ago, Democratic Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, tweeted that “Billionaires should not exist” to introduce his proposal to tax the wealth of the richest Americans. My immediate reaction was that Bernie is dead wrong. But as I have had more time to ruminate on the subject, I’ve developed a more cohesive reason…

New Research on Women on Boards

There’s a new paper in this month’s Harvard Business Review that connects to presence of women on boards to lower overconfidence in male CEOs. This is the kind of research I relish over, especially because the authors found a market based metric to measure CEO overconfidence – the exercise of their own stock options. Essentially,…

Nerves

If you are ever in the path of a hurricane, you will notice that the animals leave before the storm hits. There are no birds, squirrels, or even flying insects around. Perhaps they can feel the drop in barometric pressure, which warns them to get out of the way. Being outside when all the animals…

Wealth/Stack Conference Recap

We did it! The inaugural Wealth/Stack conference was held in Scottsdale, AZ earlier this week. After more than a year of planning and preparation, we executed what I think will become a can’t miss event for independent advisors in future years. Of course, the team at Inside ETFs did the heavy lifting with logistics and…