Author Archives for Blair Kirchner

swiss army knife

A Decision Making ‘Swiss Army Knife’

May 10, 2022 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on A Decision Making ‘Swiss Army Knife’

As an (at least symbolic) statement we have advanced in the war on COVID-19 to the point that we can start to address items other than coping strategies. In these articles, I want to touch on a topic stimulated by feedback from Adrian Garcia who is the highly regarded lead instructor and architect of our Kirchner Investment Academy. Adrian reports that the largest stumbling block for new investor ‘students’ relates to land mines around decision making.


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More Arrows for Your Quiver – Further Thoughts on Targets

February 1, 2022 3:55 pm Published by Comments Off on More Arrows for Your Quiver – Further Thoughts on Targets

In terms of ‘targets’, I have decided to take a different orientation than previous articles. Rather than go beyond the inward facing – self-actualization, etc. context, this article will speculate that maybe the answer is: not looking “in” but looking “out”.


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More Arrows for Our Quiver

November 15, 2021 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on More Arrows for Our Quiver

I have lost track of how many times I have thought (and written) that I was ‘coming to the end’ of my “COVID series”. As depressing as that may be – as I look back on initiatives to date, perhaps there has been a ‘silver lining’ in that we have had ample reason to become more familiar with coping mechanisms (arrows) and positive states of mind (targets).


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There is Only One Way to Learn Some Things

October 18, 2021 1:54 pm Published by Comments Off on There is Only One Way to Learn Some Things

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns a lesson he can learn in no other way.” This quote has me thinking about cat carrying sessions over the past 60+ years and what I have learned.


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Promoting Values and Creating Value

September 20, 2021 1:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Promoting Values and Creating Value

It has been a while since we've checked in around some previous themes - in today's case, “values in business”. As a refresher, we are sharing over a dozen articles we have written on this topic.


laughter is the best medicine

Here We Go Again – Promoting Laughter as a Panacea

July 26, 2021 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Here We Go Again – Promoting Laughter as a Panacea

Laughing is an essential part of life and business. In other words, it may not just be a tool to get you through the day, but one that may help you do so more productively – not to mention how it enhances your resilience!


mark twain

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

June 14, 2021 12:11 pm Published by Comments Off on From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

My reference to ‘ridiculous’ in the title is not intended so much in the literal sense of ludicrous as much as the use of simple language with a humorous undertone. My use of the description ridiculous is in the context of something humorous including (at least in my mind) a light description of a heavy topic.