Question the question

​(On the surface this article is about “scoping” when it comes to professional services. But consider it also in the context of your role as a consumer of goods and services. And most importantly,...

The copy and paste personality

The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not. – Kurt Vonnegut When I first heard the phrase “copy and paste personality”,...

Investing is personal

How would you invest if you were 60 and had an investment portfolio of $5 million? And let’s say you enjoyed a lifestyle that costed, say, $100,000 per year, and didn’t have any desire...

Thought(crime)s on parenting

(Not directly related to money. But related to the greatest form of riches. I wrote this article several years ago but didn’t have a forum for publishing it. Thanks to school holidays I don’t...

My (in)efficient market hypothesis

One reason academically-inclined people give for investing in index-based funds is the “efficient-market hypothesis”. (Another is the empirical evidence that index-based funds tend to outperform actively managed funds, especially after fees, over the long-run....