Articles by Paul Claireaux

A story about a banker and his standard deviations

and the lesson it offers on Investment Risk

No golden rules, Shaw

A story about a banker and his standard deviations

and the lesson it offers on Investment Risk

If you’ve not yet heard this true story of the Investment Banker and his standard deviations, read on. This ludicrous but funny story might just help you remember one of the most important things about investment risk – and it’s this. The model the ‘experts’ use is wrong!

What’s your life story, and how has it affected your attitude to money?

This emotionally moving exercise will help you find out.

What's your life story?

What’s your life story, and how has it affected your attitude to money?

This emotionally moving exercise will help you find out.

This Insight is for you if you’re aged between 25 and 65, and striving to achieve more in your life, but feel that your attitude to money might be holding you back. Here you’ll learn a proven and powerful exercise to discover how your unique life story might have affected your attitude to money, and how…

Common sense about money and life

and why it makes no sense at all

Common Sense

Common sense about money and life

and why it makes no sense at all

In this Insight, I’ll explore the evidence on how common sense (and other normal human behaviours) can cause our biggest mistakes – both with our money and, more generally, in life. And, of course, I’ll offer you some ideas for dealing with this fact. Chunky Insight: 5 to 15 minute read, depending on your speed

10 steps to project success (1&2)

Steps 1 and 2: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What’

10 steps to project success (1&2)

10 steps to project success (1&2)

Steps 1 and 2: The ‘Why’ and the ‘What’

If you’re striving for more success on an important project (at home, in your job or your own business), this new series of Insights is for you. Here I’ll share 10 fundamental steps for getting your project on the road to success… …or cancelled as quickly as possible if it needs to be – before…

Finding happiness in shades of grey

and no, it's not about 'that' book!

Camus. We deceive ourselves twice

Finding happiness in shades of grey

and no, it's not about 'that' book!

Albert Camus had some great insights on life and relationships and this one is so true don’t you think? Our views are distorted, either by affection on the way into a relationship or dislike on the way out. So, it’s easy to lose our sense of balance on these journeys …