Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Vacation Home

This is my view as I write this. We’re on a family vacation on Lake Norman. Here’s a video my daughter made from our trip: Each summer, we rent a home on the lake. Our requirements for this home are as follows: 1. It must be pet friendly. (We bring our dog) 2. It must…

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How to Be Smart In Business

The legendary Sam Zell once said… “Listen, business is easy. If you’ve got a low downside and a big upside, you go do it. If you’ve got a big downside and a small upside, you run away. The only time you have any work to do is when you have a big downside and a…

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The Opposite Of Courage is Conformity

This tweet by Tiffany Hayden is powerful: “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow” A conformist behaves according to socially acceptable conventions or standards. In other words, they do what everyone else does in order to fit in. The problem is the “crowd”…

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The Abundant Bohemian

It’s a rainy Wednesday evening and my evening plans changed due to the weather. Instead of heading out with the family, we decided to stay in for the evening. I opened a bottle of wine and sat down to write. In my early 20s, I graduated from college and went to work for a large…

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Buffett’s Search for Happiness?

This video is of the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting. I actually listened to the audio of this meeting for a week or two each morning hiking with my dog. Fast forward to around 53 minutes. Someone asks Buffett and Munger what they would have done differently throughout their lives in their search for happiness.…

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