Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway has the most expensive publicly traded stock in history. How did he reach that height? One step at a time. Buffett’s investment philosophy ranks patience, rationality, and honesty as the highest virtues. He says that a quickened pulse is a cause of major mistakes—and even self-delusion. Slow and steady wins […]
How to Stay Wealthy, No Matter What
People should make investment decisions based on their goals and the characteristics of investment options available to them. But economists have found that people’s investment decisions are heavily anchored to personal and generational experiences. That means your upbringing, social status, and other factors will shape how you choose to invest. While your background is sure to […]
Next Steps for the United States
The presidential election in the United States has made one thing very clear: the country’s political divide is even deeper than it was in 2016. What is the best way forward for Americans who want to work together? Veteran journalist Dan Rather argues that it requires honestly confronting what is wrong with the nation and […]
Are You Too Hard on Yourself?
It’s easier to accept imperfections in others than in ourselves. The most enlightened among us resist spiritual growth, even when we know it’s for the best. We all experience bouts of pettiness and moments of self-doubt and cowardice. It’s normal to feel jealous of other people’s good fortune, and lash out at loved ones at inopportune […]
How to Renew Your Focus
Are you finding that it’s more difficult than ever to clear your mind? You might want to try thinking like a monk. Monks try to live free of ego and strong emotions like envy, lust, anxiety, anger, and bitterness. An important step in reaching that goal is to let go of external influences and fears […]
Don’t Let Anyone Drag You Down
Does your workplace have talent density? According to Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, talent density is when innovative workplaces with highly skilled people collaborate effectively. When talent density is high, people devote more energy to their jobs, and work harder to make the company succeed. Talent density can be diluted when one or more […]
Why Wokeness Doesn’t Work
Wokeness doesn’t work. At least that’s the opinion of political commentator Douglas Murray. Murray’s belief is that society’s growing awareness of people’s differences has led to more problems than solutions. This relentless emphasis on difference has led to a worthless consideration of injustice without any action to help people overcome it. Groups that people have tried to form […]
Two Things You Need to Know About Marriage
Many couples’ arguments stem from a common problem: women don’t feel loved, and men don’t feel respected. These perspectives are often shaped by gender, which can lead to misunderstandings in a marriage. A wife may think her husband is being aloof when he just wants to spend time alone. And a husband might feel disrespected […]
Are Colleges Just Social Justice Camps?
US college campuses are in a disastrous state, according to outspoken conservative commentator Candace Owens. In Blackout, Owens’s diatribe against the Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter, feminism, and other political movements, she also finds time to criticize the state of higher education. We live in a hyper-racialized culture that undermines meaningful racial harmony, Owens says. Those who […]
What Did the President Know?
It’s difficult for reporters to get clear information on President Trump’s thoughts because he avoids hard questions. But Bob Woodward had something that most journalists don’t get: access. Over 17 surprisingly frank interviews with the president, Woodward gained deep insight into the way Trump’s mind works. When Woodward’s book Rage came out last month, the world was […]