A Thorn With Every Rose

I recently attended an Oxford Club chapter meeting at the Grove Park Inn, a historic hotel on the western slope of Sunset Mountain near Asheville, NC. Passing the enormous stone hearth in the lobby one morning, I noticed an engraving on one of the stones. It was a...

Where’s the Party?

In theory, you can make a lot of money investing in bubbles. But you have to deal with one killer problem: when to leave the party. As John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, puts it, “It is more difficult to attend a party and leave before the trouble starts than not to...

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

The Archives of Internal Medicine recently published a study that brings hope to the millions of clinically overweight people in the world. The message? “You can be overweight and still be healthy.” Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, it is. Just like the tale of...

Stop Selling When You Are Ahead

“I saw the most amazing movie last night. You’ve got to see it,” Jane says. “Tell me more,” says Mary. “Well, Brad Pitt stars in it. And also Angelina Jolie.” “My favorite actors,” says Mary. “They have a hot romance going on in the movie…” “Sounds great…” “And...