I grew up in a larger-than-average family—the oldest in a family of four boys. Needless to say, there was a lot of sibling rivalry as we jockeyed for our parents’ attention and strove to map out our identities—the smart one, … Read more
On my computer monitor, I have taped a small piece of paper with the words primum non nocere. It’s Latin—a “dead” language that pervades modern life—for “first, do no harm.” The underpinnings of the Hippocratic oath, it is as applicable … Read more
It’s safe to say there are few people who would associate fixed income investing with gymnastics. But watching my daughter perform at her recent gymnastics competition—where I’m proud to say she performed like a champ—it occurred to me that the … Read more
Eight years in, and Warren Buffett is holding strong. The Oracle of Omaha is up against a team of hedge funders from the Big Apple. And he’s winning.
At Berkshire Hathaway’s 2007 shareholder meeting, Buffett, the Berkshire Chairman and CEO, … Read more
My fifteen-year-old son has become obsessed with the show “Jeopardy!,” and every night as my family prepares to eat dinner, I can hear it on the TV in the background. The answer-and-question format has made me think about alternative ways … Read more
The concept of “investing success,” as it often appears in the media, is a tangled web to me. Every time I read about the topic, I can’t help feeling that the author is confusing two very different efforts: investment success … Read more
My colleague recently explained how he moved from a furnished apartment to an unfurnished one, requiring him to get some furniture. He thought about renting because there was a chance he might move back into a furnished apartment sometime in … Read more