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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.

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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Part 2: I Need a New Knee (and What Happened)

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By Kari Firestone Just to recap my posting last summer, after quickly self-diagnosing my swollen and bothersome knee as another in a series of tears, I learned from a real doctor that I needed an entirely new knee.  His advice was to postpone the inevitable for a couple of years by giving up running and…

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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

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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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WSJ: Inflation, Long Quiescent, Begins to Stir

By Greg Ip As expected, some price pressure from higher wages and commodities is starting to increase inflation.  Not such a bad thing if companies can pass on some cost increases. Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal

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