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Are We There Yet?

Since the pandemic started, I’ve wanted to stay connected with our community. Through the form of a weekly blog, I share my insights and reflections on various topics.
-Bob Len, Managing Director


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Are We There Yet? vol. 113

I find that sometimes, things I read or hear resonate with me, are forgotten and then come back to me at the right time. Several months ago, in a newsletter for my daughter’s school, one of the teachers wrote about her father and his attitude as he was approaching his death.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 112

In the business of financial planning, we are constantly developing projections of outcomes under various sets of assumptions. In almost every case, one of those assumptions is the year in which the client embarks on their final journey.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 111

For the past few months, I have been feeling a little out of sorts. I attribute it to all that is happening in the world: the unexpected invasion of Ukraine, the horrible pictures we see daily from Ukraine, the economic and market turmoil, and the continuing incivility by people on opposite sides of the political spectrum. I think all of these factors contribute to heightened anxiety.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 110

Daniel Pink is an author of books such as Drive and The Power of Regret. His themes focus on business, work, creativity and behavior. He also has a video blog, The Pinkcast, which promotes science-based tools and tips for working smarter and living better. Who doesn’t want that?

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Are We There Yet? vol. 109

Rohit Bhargava publishes the Non-Obvious Insights Newsletter each week and highlights a number of stories. In this week’s edition, there was story about furniture and when I dug deeper, there was a video ad.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 108

I was chatting with a client and friend the other day and she told me a story that I want to share. Her brother lives in the Algarve region of Portugal where he owns a pizzeria. Like everywhere in the world, finding workers is difficult and his pizzeria was no exception.

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