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A lot of folks start the new year with a goal of losing weight. That goal lasts for a solid couple of weeks, and then, like all good New Year’s resolutions, is abandoned until next year. I also began the … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 5:38 PM
Welcome to the 2019 Stock Picking Contest! You can check out the results from the 2018 Contest here. Last year, I just had folks pick and hold 3 stocks. It was a hoot, but it ended up being a bit … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 6:42 PM
We have a winner! At long last the ABL Stock Picking Contest has concluded. If you want to relive the glorious saga from the beginning, feel free to go back and read the Q1, Q2, and Q3 results first. I … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 6:54 PM
A few days ago the missus reminded me that I hadn’t posted to my blog in “forever”. I told her that was OK because she gets to enjoy my live-action wit and wisdom every single day. “But what about your … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 8:06 PM
(Camp Tomo-Chi-Chi Knolls, Illinois) As a nervous Scoutmaster looked on and a group of friends offered encouragement, young Billy Bailey huddled with focus over his task. He struck flint to steel, sending a small spark into his kindling. A whisper … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 10 2018 @ 6:18 PM
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


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