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Weekend Reads: Study the Exceptions

'Pataphysics is the hard-to-describe study of exceptions, and investment professionals are well served spending some time with it. Sloane Ortel explains.

Creativity Could Give Investors an Advantage

Where do creative investment ideas originate? Are investment managers at the mercy of serendipitous, eureka-like moments and automated screens, or can creativity be learned and inculcated in a firm’s investment process?

Meditation for Investment Professionals

Science demonstrates that meditation reduces stress, improves creativity, counteracts behavioral biases, and improves ethical decision making. It can be an incredibly useful tool for investment professionals.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Cybersecurity, Investing, and Mindfulness

I recently read something that jumped out me. It was in a blog post by Shane Parrish titled "How to Think": "Two of the guiding principles that I follow on my path towards seeking wisdom are: (1) Go to bed smarter than when you woke up; and (2) I’m not smart enough to figure everything out myself, so I want to ‘master the best of what other people have already figured out.’"

Skills That Separate You as an Investment Manager: Creativity

If you would like to separate yourself from the crowd of highly motivated and highly intelligent candidates, try adding the following to your arsenal of skills: creativity.

Leading from the Center: Dalio, Hagan, and Freeman on Meditation and Leadership

Meditation is a practice that allows you to better utilize your entire brain, rather than just your analytical, rational faculties. Clearly, for investors these are critical skills.



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