Archive for September, 2010

The Myth of Learning from Experience: How Experiential Avoidance (EA) Blocks Insight and Wisdom

Are you smarter and wiser than you were last year or even last month? Learning from experience is critical to gains in thinking and performance. But what if we were to tell you that in many cases, when it matters most, learning from experience may be a myth? Read on to discover the danger of […]

September 27th, 2010 - By


Could Private Deposit Insurance Stabilize the Banking System?

Foreword by Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance … One of the many joys of teaching at Pepperdine is the chance to hear the many creative ideas that students have about solving business problems as well as problems with our economy. Last trimester I was discussing with my students the topic of how bank […]

September 14th, 2010 - By


The 10 Essential Investment Rules

At the end of 14 grueling weeks in my Portfolio Management class, I wrap it up with this 10-rule list.  After all the fancy formulas and complex graphs we review in class, the art of investing comes down to common sense and risk management. Based on my many years in the trenches, managing money for […]

September 7th, 2010 - By