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Unleashing Your Genius

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

We all can unleash a genius that will sparkle if we let ourselves go.  If we don’t fall into the trap of playing by any set of rules then we can create something so unique that no one else possibly could have produced.  The key to this is by believing in oneself.    If you truly […]

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Who is in control of a public company’s destiny these days?

Posted by on April 29th, 2016

Most people would say the management and board of directors are in control of a company’s destiny; however, the SEC intentionally tipped the scales towards investors a few years ago by introducing proxy rule 14a-8.  For better or worse, the Rule 14a-8 has empowered shareholders by making it easier to force changes through proposals in […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free…Or At Least Lessen The Pain

Posted by on April 28th, 2016

When I was younger, I learned a very important lesson from my parents – never lie. While telling the truth might not have resulted in a get out of jail free card, it typically led to a reduced sentence. But even more important, consistently telling the truth allowed me to build a solid, trust-based relationship […]

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Over-Messaged: It’s a Thing…

Posted by on February 19th, 2016

  The Rubio campaign went from hero to zero within a few short moments at the New Hampshire Republican debate when Governor Chris Christie called Senator Marco Rubio out for being a 25-second speech man and for saying the same thing over and over again. Rubio then walked right into Christie’s trap, painfully repeating the […]

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The Rise in Shareholder Activism

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

Like it or not, activist investing is here to stay. Activist funds manage more than $200 billion in assets and, more to the point, investors in these funds are seeing returns that have outperformed the S&P on a compounded annual growth rate from 2004 through 2015.  When you consider the widespread attention that many activist […]

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