Lessons on How to Prepare for an Unexpected Crisis

A recent Harvard Business Review article outlines findings from a five-year study of “unexpected crises in all sorts of organizations” and interviews with a wide range of professionals “who have discovered valuable lessons about how to prepare for the unexpected.” Some of the “lessons learned” include the following: Learn to stop. Managers, the study found, “need to foster norms that help people overcome the sense of defeat that comes from halting an ongoing process or… Read More

Lessons From a Quantitative Investing Conference

By Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) —  I had the privilege to attend the Democratize Quant conference last week put on by Wes Gray and the team at Alpha Architect. The conference allowed a small group of investors to come together to discuss the practice of quantitative and factor investing and the best way to use these types of strategies to build portfolios. Despite the fact that the conference focused on investment professionals, there were many lessons in… Read More

Timeless Quotes and Lessons for Every Investor from Buffett

An article in Yahoo Finance from earlier this year outlines a list of iconic quotes and lessons from billionaire investing legend Warren Buffett. Here are a few: Investing isn’t too complicated but know what you’re investing in—”You don’t have to be an expert on every company or even many,” he says, adding, “You only have to be able to evaluate companies within your circle of competence.” If you’re buying stocks, you shouldn’t want prices to… Read More