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APPLYING PRACTICAL INSIGHT TO
COMPLEX FINANCIAL CONCEPTS

Karen Firestone has spent over thirty years honing skills applied to
the investment world, while at the same time navigating a path through the work/familyscape. She considers many issues from an unusual angle, including stock market movement, factors facing professional women today, and how to think in simple terms about some complex financial structures. Karen shares her observations in posts that also appear in the Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post. As the CEO of Aureus Asset Management, a former fund manager at Fidelity Investments, and the mother of four grown children, Karen has a rare perspective into which she injects humor and some irreverence.

Sensible Risk-Taking for Everyone

By Kari Firestone We’re all fascinated by risk-taking.  Who can resist watching someone fly off a cliff wearing a bat suit with a measurable chance of smashing into a sheer rock face? Ironically, while we’re sitting smugly on our overstuffed sofa, wielding the remote control, we may be unwittingly exposed to all sorts of risks…

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Book Signing Event

Last Wednesday, Kari had a book signing event for her new book “Even the Odds” at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. Here are some pictures from the event.

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Kari’s New York Interviews

Kari recently took a trip to New York for interviews with Yahoo! Finance, TheStreet.com, and The Halftime Report on CNBC. Interview with Yahoo! Finance Interview with TheStreet.com The Halftime Report on CNBC

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HBR: Think About Any Risk Like an Investor

Risk Dice

By Karen Firestone Kari recently wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review about how the four tenets of risk taking can apply to any situation. You can purchase a copy of her book by following this link. Read her article in The Harvard Business Review

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NYT – The Recovery’s Two Sides: Weak Growth Even as Hiring Surges

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ The trajectory of the economic recovery remains frustratingly uneven nearly seven years after it began — but plenty is going right at the same time. Jobs up,  GDP weak, but there are signs that second half will benefit from the weaker dollar and higher energy prices. Read the full article in…

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