I own a wealth management company called MedCapital. People are terrible at buying life insurance, even though it’s the bedrock of a solid wealth strategy.
We struggle to focus on the future.
We’re good at the ‘now’.
This is because, when we buy the ‘future’ we’re actually buying how it makes us feel right now.
If you want someone to make a smarter decision about their future, you need to figure out how to make them feel it right now.
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.