How To Decide Whether You Should Buy An Electric Vehicle
While the higher upfront costs of the EVs relative to traditional vehicles might be an initial turnoff, a savvy consumer will be paying more attention to the total cost of vehicle ownership. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, EVs cost about 4 cents less per mile in maintenance costs, as there is no engine oil,…Read More
Ben’s 4 Common Sense Rules of Investing
Here are four common sense reminders that guide my general philosophy about investing over the long haul: (1) Stocks usually go up. We lived through two separate 50% crashes during the first decade of this century so plenty of investors began to question stocks for the long run. Over the past 100 years or so, the…Read More
If we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done?
It’s no wonder a recent McKinsey survey found 80 percent of executives were considering or already implementing changes in meeting structure and cadence in response to the evolution in how people work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, most executives say they frequently find themselves spending way too much time on pointless interactions that drain their energy…Read More
Lebanon’s economic crisis is wrecking the environment, too
Nostalgia is powerful in Lebanon, a country whose population is dwarfed by its diaspora. Ask Lebanese expats to describe home and they may offer sweet memories: the scent of jasmine and cedars, of coffee spiced with cardamom and of manaeesh (flatbreads) fresh from the oven; the sound of Fairouz, a beloved chanteuse, warbling from cafés and car radios. Three…Read More
What Is The Psychology of Advertising?
To encourage you to buy their product, companies may try to elicit a certain emotion. This is known as the psychology of advertising. So, how do they do it? Using cute animals Who hasn’t stopped scrolling their social media feeds to watch a cat video or look at a funny dog meme? Animals often bring about…Read More
When is a Bear Market Over?
So I know you guys have talked a lot about are we in a recession now and being in a bear market (equities declining 20%). When is a bear market by definition over? For instance if we just trade flat for the next year and then do enter a recession does this correction still count…Read More
Creative Problem Solving: from complex challenge to innovative solution
Even if you usually excel at finding solutions, there will be times when it seems that there’s no obvious answer to a problem. It could be that you’re facing a unique challenge that you’ve never needed to overcome before. Creative Problem Solving offers a structured method to help you find an innovative and effective solution.…Read More