The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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“But there are things in business and investing with no offsets – bad events with no stabilizers, no equal and opposite reactions to that seed an eventual upside. They are pure downside, no silver lining. They belong in a folder labelled, Do everything you can to avoid these.”  [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

There’s more to life than money.  [Douglas Boneparth 2 min read]

This next piece is an interesting take on the active v passive debate, and there’s a lot within it that I find myself agreeing with  [Bob Seawright 4 min read]

As someone who has owned goats for the last 18 years, I had to include this next one. Can goats empower women?  [2:40 video]

Is life a bet or an experiment?  [Tim Harford 3 min read]

As a summation of how I think, this gets it spot on. Yes, It’s All Your Fault  [Shane Parrish 2 min read]

And finally.  In medieval times we had the stocks. Now we have social media. Our appetite for public shaming seems to know no bounds. Brummie John Oliver has carved out a very successful career in the US as the presenter of ‘Last Week Tonight’. He addresses important issues by using a great deal of humour and not taking himself too seriously.  This is his take on the issue (warning, contains bad language) [26:44 video]

Eddie and I will be getting packed up tomorrow, ready to leave our little farm for a month away. We will be attending my dad’s funeral on Monday. It’s only been a few weeks, but I already miss my Sunday chats with him about how LFC are doing, and if by any miracle we were to win the league it breaks my heart that my dad won’t see it.

On Tuesday Robert and I are going on a two-week business trip to Australia where we will be visiting a number of financial planning firms, attending the DFA Global Conference in Sydney, and our annual GAIA conference (while Eddie takes it easy sightseeing!). After that, Eddie and I are taking a couple of weeks’ holiday, visiting the Whitsunday Islands, then Hong Kong.

TWSH will, therefore, be taking a short break, returning after Easter. I hope to be blogging about our trip though – I think this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from what some of the best firms in Australia are doing – so stay tuned!