Investments

Getting Naked

On our recent trip to New York I re-read the book Getting Naked.  It was totally appropriate considering some of what we saw walking through Time’s Square.  I hadn’t been packed in any crowds quite this large, varied and rowdy since the last time we visited New Orleans.  Many were there to make money from the visitors via various means. …

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Lessons from Papa John

“Papa John” with our middle son Jack at the Lookouts in 2008. Yesterday, the family took the boat out and about for Father’s Day.  The lake was relatively uncrowded because many of the weekend boaters had headed down the river to see the fireworks at River Bend.  It was nice not having to compete with too many boaters as is…

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Wall Street’s Pigs and Wolves

This past years stock market surge and resurgence of IPO activity takes me back a few years to when we were all still working for a parent company that was significantly involved in underwriting and pushing out IPOs as well as secondary offerings to its financial advisors and customers. Making a public market for companies to be able to create…

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Grapes and Good Values

Last night reminded me of our off site team retreat at Chateau Élan just outside of Atlanta last year.   We took a private tour of the winery and our guide was a very well-spoken gentleman in his thirties who was extremely knowledgeable and personable.  During our tasting we were all asking him what line of work he used to…

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