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Jun 2018

Execution is (almost) Everything

“If more information was the answer, we would all be billionaires with perfect abs!” – Derek Sivers   Derek Sivers is one of my favourite sources of wisdom because of his uncanny ability to communicate complex concepts in easy to understand words and numbers. So it is with his explanation that the importance of ideas is valuable only if they are coupled with proper execution….

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Execution is (almost) Everything

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May 2018

French Elvis Has Left The Building

I understand why approximately 50% of Canadians do not have a Will. After all, there are not too many individuals who choose to reflect happily on their mortality? Having said that, the downside of not having a Will and dying intestate, especially if you have a degree of wealth, is severe. For the cold, harsh reality just Google “dying intestate in Ontario”. I’m not much…

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French Elvis Has Left The Building

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Apr 2018

10 Things Investors Can Expect in 2018

Admittedly, referencing the title of this post and the date of this missive, perhaps I am writing a bit later in the year then I should. Then again, the title could refer to any year, or any month, when it comes to your portfolio.  Hopefully, you will agree when you click through to read Ben Carlson’s excellent article. “Things Investors Can Expect in 2018”   My…

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10 Things Investors Can Expect in 2018

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Mar 2018

The Wealth of Sapiens

“The most important money we spend is not the Lambo (the car) money. It’s avoiding-misery money.” – Daniel P. Egan What is wealth? For each of us it can mean many different things. I came across this thoughtful blog in which the author suggests that the true definition of wealth is when you have, ” … the option to buy what you truly need”. What is wealth? For…

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The Wealth of Sapiens

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Feb 2018

The Return of Normal

“In bear markets, stocks return to their rightful owners.” J.P. Morgan Welcome to the “new normal” in regard to volatility (to the downside) when it comes to the stock market. Coincidentally, it bears a striking resemblance to the “old normal”. The steady increase in markets around the world, with no significant corrections over the last couple of years, is most definitely not how stock markets…

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The Return of Normal

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Jan 2018

Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History?

“The more perspective you have, the better everything looks. And the less … the worse!” – Nick Murray It has been my tradition with these monthly missives to begin every year with a brief commentary on how our world is making tremendous progress on just about any metric you care to focus on. Unfortunately, it does seem many of us truly believe the planet is…

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Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History?

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Dec 2017

Merry Christmas from Monty the Penguin

For each of the last ten years the British retailer, John Lewis, has aired what has become an iconic holiday season commercial. Although this year’s #MozTheMonster was clever, in my opinion nothing comes close to 2014’s, “Monty the Penguin”. Admittedly, it is a rather slick piece of marketing directly targeted to tug on our heart strings … and open up our wallets and purses! Having said…

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Merry Christmas from Monty the Penguin

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Jul 2017

Why You Are Wealthy?

“Like all of life’s rich emotional experiences, the full flavor of losing important money cannot be conveyed by literature. You cannot convey to an inexperienced girl what it is truly like to be a wife and mother. There are certain things that cannot be adequately explained to a virgin by words and pictures.” – Fred Schwed Jr. (Author of “Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?” First…

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Why You Are Wealthy?

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Jun 2017

The Success Circles

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made a difference that you lived at all.” Leo Rosten I have a wise friend who shared with me how he helps individuals…

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The Success Circles

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May 2017

The Pyramid of Investment Success

What is the secret to multi-decade, inter-generational wealth creation? Fortunately, it can be summed up in one easy illustration I call “The Pyramid of Investment Success”. I am utterly convinced that over 80% of one’s long term investment success comes down to a single variable … one’s individual behaviour. In other words, for many of us, our single greatest enemy in our quest for wealth creation is the…

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The Pyramid of Investment Success


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