I never talk in absolutes, especially when it comes to books. What one person will like and rave about to everybody they know, another person will find irrelevant and hate. So, I usually exercise caution when giving my recommendations. However, there is no place for caution with “The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk. It’s an absolute must-read! Even better, listen to the audiobook. That’s what I did, and it’s always fun to listen to Gary talk.Read More
Financial advisors, business owners, and entrepreneurs all over the world have a lot to learn from Jeff Erdmann, who has been named the top wealth advisor in the USA for three years in a row by Forbes.
As per Forbes, as of September 2018, Erdmann’s 28-member team, The Erdmann Group, manages $7.1 billion in assets for about 194 super-wealthy families. Median investable assets are about $36.7 million. The group is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.Read More
I’ve wanted to read “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek for a while, ever since one of my ex-boyfriends told me about it. My ex is an executive at a Big Five Canadian bank. At that time, he was preparing a presentation for C-level executives in his company, and he was raving about this book, but he couldn’t explain well WHY it was so great that everybody had to read it. (If you are reading this, just so you know, you should work on your book reviewing skills).
Sinek is the author of five books including “Start with Why.” He is a very well-known motivational speaker and organizational consultant. He also teaches Strategic Communications at Columbia University. His Ted Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the third most-watched TED.com with over 40 million views. I love to watch Sinek talk. He is a brilliant and inspiring speaker. He wants to inspire other people to do what inspires them. Whatever story he tells, I will listen to. That’s why I was so surprised that my feelings about his book could be at best described as conflicted.Read More
I want to start this year with a single most important piece of financial and investment advice you will ever get, and surprisingly it is not about stocks, bonds, budgeting, or debt reduction strategies. They do not teach this in college even if you major in finance, and you will not find this in books about finance or investing, nor in materials for industry exams to trade securities and provide financial advice. Even if your work in the industry, unless you have a very good mentor, you will never know it.
If you will ever take away just one thing from everything I write here, please take away this.Read More