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[NEW] Decision Making – Cognitive Dissonance

An important perspective related to decision-making is cognitive dissonance which is generally described as habitual ways of thinking that are negatively biased. The following can serve as a ‘field guide’ of landmines for new and experienced investors and managers to keep in mind.


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An Attribute to the Times

As I write this article, more (and more) bad/depressing news continues to surface related to wars, famines, paradigms that are disintegrating, etc. While I have works-in-progress related to these situations, I thought it made sense to start on my ‘home turf’ – that is business.


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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.


A Field Guide to Nonverbal Communications

Part 3 of the Series on nonverbal communication. I have become intrigued by a couple broader stroke concepts regarding nonverbal communication which is where I will begin. While they are each applicable to both inbound and outbound messaging I present them here mostly in the context of delivering a convincing (nonverbal) message.


The Holistic View of Conducting Business

Now I’m not suggesting that this is some new idea I came up with. I don’t see this as the start of a new conversation. I am jumping into an existing dialogue with the hope of providing context, structure and experience to expand the dialogue.