Advice to Avoid

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Benoit Mandelbrot had a beautiful mind for risk. A Polish-born, French and American mathematician – he was the guy who discovered the idea of “self-similarity” in nature. You may have heard the term ‘Fractal’ which he coined to describe the beautiful and ‘apparently complex’ shapes in nature. This extraordinary simple concept explains how snowflakes are…

Who should you vote for?

The triumph of evil

Who should you vote for?

Here’s a thought on the coming fight against political extremists. (You’ll find that quote at the entrance to the Holocaust exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum) There can be no doubt that the people want change and are gravitating towards the political extremists who promise it. The question is – do we need their sort…

Self employed solace

Self employed solace

The government (rightly) backed down on this change – after I’d written this article. But I’m leaving it here because I suspect that this change, or something similar, will occur after the next election.

No one cares what you know

Roosevelt. Care

No one cares what you know

No one cares, how much you know, until they know how much you care. What a brilliant insight, from Theodore (Teddy Roosevelt) U.S. president from 1901 to 1909. Quite clearly there are some business leaders who could learn a lesson from this. If you want to motivate people to work with you . . ….

Stockmarket levels now

Earthquake

Stockmarket levels now

So, how’s the UK Stockmarket looking now? Is it safe to invest your life’s savings? This is a big question – with many possible ways of answering it – but if you had to choose just one key number for some guidance on whether Stock-markets are over (or under) priced at any given time – what…

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