Category: Investors

HuffPo: BONFIRE OF THE VAIN ONES

This piece was recently featured in The Huffington Post Sometimes I am sitting in a meeting and suddenly Tom Wolfe’s great 1987 novel, “Bonfire of the Vanities” pops into mind. It happens in the presence of a “Master of the Universe,” that deliciously described symbol of Wall Street success. He (almost always a “he”) is a…

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(NYT) A Trillion-Dollar Question: Why Don’t More Women Run Mutual Funds?

This article explores the question of why there are not more women in the mutual fund industry (in America). From the article: “In fact, a paltry 9.4 percent of American mutual fund managers are women, according to a 2015 report by Morningstar. That’s lower than in the rest of the world, where one in five…

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TEDx: Risky Business Becomes a Little Less Risky

Kari spoke at the TEDx Beacon Street event this year about how everyone can better think about risk-taking in their own lives. Watch the new (edited) video below and visit TEDx Beacon Street to see additional videos of other presenters from this year’s event.

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Video: Kari Firestone at TEDx Beacon Street

This past Saturday, Kari Firestone was a speaker at the annual TEDx Beacon Street Event. TEDx Beacon Street is an independently organized TED talk whereby local communities can hold their own TED events and introduce the TED experience to a wider audience. You can watch the video of her performance below.  

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Kari Firestone Speaks at TEDx Beacon Street

This past Saturday, Kari Firestone was a speaker at the annual TEDx Beacon Street Event. TEDx Beacon Street is an independently organized TED talk whereby local communities can hold their own TED events and introduce the TED experience to a wider audience. Kari spoke about the tenets of Sensible Risk-Taking and how we can apply…

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What We Can Learn From The Election

Thoughts from Aureus CEO Kari Firestone: We cannot trust polls, surveys, or predictions.  How does that translate to my business, investments, which is totally based on aligning expectations with prices? We need to be more skeptical about predictions we hear from Wall Street, from corporations, and, of course, from pollsters.  The most surprising thing about…

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HBR: Questioning Claims That Are Too Good to Be True

This article was originally posted on The Harvard Business Review’s website. By Kari Firestone One of the tenets of sensible risk taking is to be skeptical of promises and projections. Yet this is hard to do in practice. We’re surrounded by people (and companies) exaggerating their skills or knowledge or features — and we’re often…

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