Snippets that have caught my eye this week from around the web…. The internet has been crammed with articles in the last couple of weeks about Trump’s ‘travel ban’, and as an immigrant myself – and one who could not have been made more welcome in...

Short days, long evenings, frost and fog, when all you I want to do is to curl up by the woodburner with a good book.  Here’s a selection of some of the books I read this month. The Silk Roads: A new history of the World, Peter Frankopan History...

Snippets that have caught my eye this week from around the web… Markets are right more often than you think – people get confused about the efficient market hypothesis, positing that it means that prices are always right.  That’s not what it means.  [2 min read]. We shouldn’t...

These, and variants of them, are questions we hear over and over again from people who enquire about our services.  The questions about getting the balance between living the life they want to live now without compromising their financial future, and when to take their...

Today marks the day that President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath to become the 45th President of the United States.  Prepare to add a new word to your vocabulary – paltering. [4 min read] Theory and practice. There’s a difference between knowing something in theory, and the knowledge you...

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” Aristotle In working with our clients, our remit can cover a very wide range of issues and we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive service.  However, so do lots of other firms...

Snippets that have caught my eye this week from around the web…. This study of Amazon’s share price history illustrates just how hard it is to spot the next big thing. And on a similar theme, how did the experts get on with their forecasts in 2016? Some good news...

I joined Twitter in March 2014 and between then and now I have posted a total of 335 tweets.  I haven’t personally tweeted since early October 2016 (there have been tweets on my account since that date, just not made by me, but by someone...

The goal of business should not be to do business with anyone who simply wants what you have. It should be to focus on the people who believe what you believe. When we are selective about doing business only with those who believe in our...