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Books I read in……… April 2017

Books I read in……… April 2017

5th May 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 6 minute read

I don’t know what I was thinking when I compiled my reading list for April – let’s just say there weren’t many laughs in my selection. Nevertheless, there were some excellent reads.

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Through a rear view mirror

Through a rear view mirror

24th March 2017 | Robert Lockie | Category: General | 4-5 minute read

At the beginning of this month, while driving my son home from school I was involved in a minor accident in which my offside wing mirror was smashed by an oncoming car.

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Probability

Probability

13th March 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 2 minute read

I think most of us know that, when tossing a coin, no matter how many times in a row the coin lands heads up, the odds of the next toss of the coin resulting in it landing as heads remains 50 per-cent.

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Books I read in February

Books I read in February 2017

6th March 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 8 minute read

Here are some of the books I read in February.

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eat the frog

Eat the frog!

24th February 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 2-3 minute read

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt   There is a famous quotation often attributed to Mark Twain (although some maintain that he never said

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Carolyn book club

Books I read in January 2017

2nd February 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 5-6 minute read

Here’s a selection of some of the books I read this month.

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point of twitter

What’s the point of Twitter?

13th January 2017 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 4-5 minute read

What’s the point of twitter? Remember that social media services are just products, developed by private companies, funded lavishly and marketed carefully.

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where are the customers yachts?

Where are the customers’ yachts?

24th November 2016 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 1 minute read

Why is it that the clients of stockbrokers, despite dutifully following their advice, are not the ones that own that yachts?

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U.S. elections

A wealth manager’s take on the U.S. elections

4th November 2016 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General | 2 minute read

At times like this, if we really want to know what ‘the market’ thinks the outcome of a particular event will be a great way of cutting through the noise of the media is to look for entities whose sole vested interest is not to sell papers but instead to be proven right: in this case, the bookies.

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What does money mean to you?

24th October 2016 | Carolyn Gowen | Category: General

It’s not the money that matters; it’s how you use it that determines its true value Anon When meeting for the first time with a potential new client, one of the questions I will ask early on in our conversation is ‘What lessons did you learn from your parents about money?’ I never know what

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