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Time for a Reality Check

(from Dan Solin’s Huffington Post blog, 10/28/2010 – click here for the original post) As year-end approaches, this seems like a good time for a reality check. On October 9, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its all time high of 14,164. At...

Lessons from “The Big Short”

So much has been written about the credit crisis caused by the real estate bubble and the government’s reaction to the resulting recession that it may be difficult to even consider reading a book on the subject, but “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis is worth the time....

Running from the Bear

While walking my dogs in Symmes Park on Halloween morning I encountered a black bear. I knew the bear had been spotted in the area because signs have been posted for about two months. When the signs first went up, I did my due diligence by going to the websites for...

Preventing Identity Theft & Fraud

I recently had the priviliege of hearing Detective Jim Kelley of the Blue Ash Police Department give a presentation on preventing identity theft and fraud. There was great information shared in the session and well worth passing along in this week’s blog. Perhaps the...

Seduced By Complexity

(from Carl Richards’ newsletter Behavior Gap, 10/28/2010 – click here to link to the original post) Why do we say we want simplicity and then chose complexity? It often starts when we get caught in the trap of two competing stories. In the first one, we...