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I started business school early in the aughts. My class, as you would expect, was rather full of arrogant know-it-alls (not me and the missus, though – we were super cool). I distinctly remember one of my classmates holding court … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 5:38 PM
I’m not feeling too bullish on the fate of humankind. It seems that in a few years, every aspect of our lives will be ruled by the internet. We’ll be myopic from staring at screens and more sedentary than potted … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 6:41 PM
The 21st century has seen some amazing advancements for us humans. Some of the really annoying activities we used to be burdened with (e.g., talking to other people, walking) are no longer necessary in our remarkable modern world. But we’re … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 5:39 PM
I plan on being the coolest person at my 50th high school reunion. That will be quite the coup, because (brace yourself) I was rather far from the coolest person in my high school. Since I ran track, I technically … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 4:37 PM
Three quarters of the ABL Stock Picking Contest are in the books, and we’re entering the final stretch. If you’d like to heighten the drama, you can go back and read the Q1 and Q2 results first. Results are YTD through quarter end … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 03 2018 @ 5:19 PM
A little over 10 years ago, a fellow by the name of Randy Pausch was planning a speech at Carnegie Mellon University. Pausch was a professor there, and his speech was to be in the style of a “last lecture” … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 3:05 PM
I know you’ve arrived for your weekly dose of my wit and wisdom, but today I have a special treat for you. I’m sure the loyal ABL reader fancies my writing but is always a bit depressed by the scene. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 15 2018 @ 8:16 AM
Let’s start by addressing your concerns. “Paul, thanks, but I think I’ve had my fill of musical instrument talk for, well, let’s say ‘forever’. I’ll see you next week.” And I’ll say, “Hold on there, pardner.” ‘Cause even though today … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 07 2018 @ 4:40 PM
It appears the entrepreneurial seed has sprouted. At summer’s start, my eldest son was taking his first steps into a larger world. I had challenged him to make some money by any (legal) means he chose over the summer. While … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Aug 31 2018 @ 5:33 PM
At last we bid the summer a sweet adieu. The boys are back in school. Classes started this week, though my youngest went to “half days” ‘cause I guess the gears of an elementary school are slow to start turning … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Aug 24 2018 @ 3:57 PM


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