• dear prudence Jan 21, 2019

    An amorphous concept is meant to guide investment decision makers. Some thoughts about its day-to-day application.

  • the dangers of maximization Nov 18, 2018

    Searching for the very best manager, model, strategy, or asset class is the classic investment game. But is it the one that we should be playing?

  • best and brightest Oct 22, 2018

    A look back at a critical failure in American political and military history provides some lessons for those leading and analyzing investment organizations.

  • quant questions Aug 29, 2018

    The explosion of interest in quantitative investment management presents a variety of issues for asset owners and those who investigate strategies on their behalf.

  • through the glass door Jul 24, 2018

    With new tools available to dig up information on people and organizations, how should they be used in your analytical process to get a sense of the culture at work?

  • slings and arrows Jun 14, 2018

    Failure seems to be all the rage these days, but how well do organizations embrace the learning that can come from making mistakes and avoid the emotional bondage that can stem from them?

  • compounding knowledge May 14, 2018

    Competitive advantage for an organization stems from the alignment of resources within a structure and culture that are designed to produce results. The "how" of that is changing.

  • the culture factor Mar 3, 2018

    How do you go about understanding the hidden but important aspects of an organization? Here's a simple place to start.

  • a cycle called yourself Jan 22, 2018

    As a long trip together ends, it's time to get more personal and think about the lessons learned from the ups and downs along the way.

  • analysis itself Jan 14, 2018

    Diagrams of investment process invariably illustrate the functional elements and steps of decision making. But what lies deeper within?

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