Amid all the buzz about athletes and the Olympics, two of the most interesting articles I came across recently were about marathon runners: one a champion, the other a cheat. Both offered insights into human psychology and what separates winners from losers.
Here are some of my favorite reads for financial advisers from the past few weeks:
- 10 Behavioral Psychology Books for Investors (The Big Picture)
- What Makes People Take Big Risks (LiveScience)
- Behavioral Finance: The Investment Mistakes Caused by Framing (ISACO)
- It is 1-3-2: Bronze Medal Winners are Happier than Silver (Work Matters blog)
- Want a healthier LONGER life? Stop Lying. (Psychology Today)
- Cheaters Gets ‘High’ from Breaking the Rules: Study (Huffington Post) and the related study: The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior (SSRN)
Practice (People) Management
- Flummoxed by Failure — or Focused? (Wall Street Journal)
- Narcissism: The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders (HBR)
Taxes, Estate Planning, and Retirement
- Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement (New York Times)
- 12 Estate Planning Questions That Might Make You Squirm (Forbes)
- Estate Planning Questions Advisors Ask When They Get Together (Forbes)
- Single-Sex Married Couples Could Soon Realize Estate Tax Benefits (Fiduciary Trust)
And now for something completely different:
- Slackers: Alberto Salazar and the Art of Exhaustion (The New Yorker, subscription required)
- Marathon Man: A Michigan Dentist’s Improbable Transformation (The New Yorker, subscription required)
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