The New Normal: More Questions Than Answers

I think the reality of the situation is beginning to sink in for more people. Certainly there are those who still somehow believe that magically, the virus danger will be behind us in a couple of weeks. These are the people counting the days in their social posts – “Day 4 of Social Distancing.” That is an unwise and unsustainable practice. The reality is that we will be grappling for […]

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An Introvert’s Guide to Office Survival

It’s no secret that our culture reveres the bold, the talkative, the spontaneous, and the decisive. These larger-than-life “extrovert qualities” are often necessary but hardly sufficient for business success. Famous introverts such as Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Marissa Mayer and Warren Buffett are often the ones that contribute the most creative ideas, demonstrate the greatest passion and deliver the most prescient strategic insights.  If you are an introvert like me, […]

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Over $3,000,000 earned but still not FI

Most in the FI community will gasp at the headline. Many will judge me harshly for a lack of fiscal discipline and common sense. And some will simply recognize this as emblematic of our consumer culture. But let me be clear: NO ONE should feel sorry for me.  At the end of 2019, I logged onto the Social Security website to review its estimate for my monthly earnings in retirement […]

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New Decade. New Habits.

There’s nothing inherently special about a new decade, or even a new year. January 1 is simply an arbitrary point on the continuum of time. But it can serve as a useful marker for tracking progress, and so this first day of 2020, a new blog is born. Perhaps the world doesn’t need yet another blog. But I suppose that as individuals, we each believe that our unique points of view might […]

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