Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

Local lending: ideas on cutting bankers out of the equation

Business evaluator and private finance investor David Barnett recently sent me his new book Invest Local: A guide to superior investment returns in your own local community. By taking readers through his real life examples and numbers in local small … Continue reading

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Weak Q1 way beyond bad weather

The economy’s leading indexes were pointing to a slowdown before bad weather hit earlier this year — but there is much more to the economy’s weakness than weather. Co-Founder and COO of the Economic Cycle Research Institute Lakshman Achuthan discusses … Continue reading

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Lifestyle and diet key to slashing health care costs

“Dr. Dean Ornish has a solution for lowering the nation’s skyrocketing health care costs: Lifestyle medicine. Ornish’s 37 years of clinical research show that chronic diseases such as severe coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and early-stage prostate cancer can … Continue reading

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On India and the evolution of Gandhi

I am always intrigued by the human story behind historical icons. The evolution of Ghandi from being an ineffective lawyer with all the prejudice of his upbringing, through 21 years of diversity training in South Africa, to becoming an influential … Continue reading

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Gundlach on “debt gimmicks”, rates, housing and nonsensical valuations

A good wide ranging discussion on some key issues facing the economy and investment capital today. Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital, discusses investor activism, interest rates, Apple’s future, and high-yield bonds. Here is a direct video link.

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