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Top 10 Posts from 2017: Markets during War, Rules for Equity Valuations, LinkedIn Tips

What were the articles of the year on Enterprising Investor? The 10 leading posts covered a broad spectrum of subjects, from interviewing and cover letter tips, to how to optimize decision making and better understand blockchain technology. They were authored by some of the most influential thinkers in finance, including Michael Batnick, CFA, and Ben Carlson, CFA, and together offer an illuminating view into the state of the investment profession in 2017.

Is Your Gray Rhino Plan in Place?

Author Michele Wucker recommended financial professionals spend less time focused on potential black swans and more time addressing gray rhinos — the threats we can see charging right at us.

Three Ways to Build a Culture of Better Decisions

We could all make better decisions. So how to do it? Isaac Presley, CFA, shares decision-making wisdom from General George S. Patton, Jr., Shane Parrish, and Marc Andreessen, among others.

Decision Making amid Uncertainty: Six Steps to Improve Your Process

Uncertainty is everywhere. So how do you navigate it? Lauren Foster provides some helpful tips courtesy of Ben Carlson, CFA.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Happy New Year Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares his curated list of Weekend Reads for Investors. Featured stories explore the fake news epidemic, peer into one of the world's most successful and secretive hedge funds, and estimate the daily operating costs of the Death Star.

Warning: These Three Decision-Making Errors May Be Hurting Your Investment Performance

Distinguished economist Noreena Hertz told attendees at the recent CFA Society of the UK Annual Conference that “active thinking” strategies can help neutralize the common cognitive errors that inhibit effective decisions.