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Welcome to a multi-part series on creating my first online course. Check out Part 3 on hiring a coach. One of the most frustrating parts as an entrepreneur takes place each morning. Technically the day starts with an abundant source of energy and a clean slate....

"I’m jealous of everyone who had the balls to do something that made them happy" lamented a seasoned portfolio manager at his fifteenth Harvard Business School Reunion. As the protagonist in Charle's Duhigg's recent Sunday New York Times ball-breaker America's Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable,...

Welcome to a multi-part series on creating my first online course. Check out Part 2 here. I can confidently say that RadReads is finding its rhythm. The blog and newsletter have found a comfortable cadence and together act as a flywheel for a budding coaching practice...

The children's book The Color Monster features a hot mess of a protagonist. The monster's emotional wires are criss-crossed, preventing him from seeing or thinking clearly. His internal state of mind is a flummoxed combo of red (anger), green (calm), blue (sadness), yellow (happiness), and...

You don’t need to have F.U. money to be financially independent. In fact, you don’t even need to be rich. I’ve developed a framework to achieve financial security and independence, while living a fulfilling life. I'm not feeling FIRE The FIRE (aka Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement is...

Passive income is the Daenerys Targaryen of personal finance. It scorches the earth of our work-centric society giving birth to freedom, pleasure and financial independence. It anchors so many calculations, such as the never-ending quest find your tipping point, or your "Number." The allure of The...

Don't miss the follow-up post on the Portfolio Approach to Passive Income. The most satisfying part of Microsoft Excel is the F9 key. It ignites (some might say, "refreshes") any complex financial model; with a single tap, it can tie together tabs, inputs and conditional IF...

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery” wrote the author James Joyce. I recently spoke with a young analyst in Private Equity who wanted to take a pragmatic look into regrets with one qualifier - "not the deathbed kind." He wondered aloud, what were some common...