Stop Trying to Manage the Unmanageable

Stop Trying to Manage the Unmanageable

Are you spending your time worried about the wrong things? I remember an article from a couple of years ago where my good friend Shawn Veltman (who’s also co-authoring my next book with me,) shared the story about a company he was working with at the time. The IT...
See the investment opportunity in SA through the noise

See the investment opportunity in SA through the noise

Both politically and economically, South Africa is facing challenging times. Many investors are treating local assets with a great deal of caution. The political risk in the country was most clearly demonstrated by the dismissal of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in...
Understanding junk status and forced sales

Understanding junk status and forced sales

Who the ratings agencies are, how they work and what their ratings mean. The offices of S&P in the Canary Wharf business district in London. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg There are three rating agencies: Standard and Poor’s (S&P): it is the only agency...
[Video] 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

[Video] 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term … like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach...