Anyone who knows Versant President and CIO Tom Connelly knows that he’s a voracious reader. This habit of mind allows him (and others) to foster imagination, understand the origins of past ideas, learn from others’ mistakes, discover new ideas and test hypotheses.
We are keeping an eye out for interesting stories that Tom reads about financial news, investing, managing wealth, science, current events, and living a happy and healthy life. Here’s what he’s been reading lately:
During the tech bubble, unrealistic expectations were rampant and investors were euphoric. Since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, investors and the media were often riveted on the negative, and on what can go wrong rather than right. In Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, author Johan Norberg looks the positives when events seem to be focused on negativity and anger. Examining official data from the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, Norberg traces just how far we have come in tackling the issues facing our species.
All the angles
Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant. The writers at AllSides are made up of folks from both sides of the aisle and in between.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides extraordinary economics and personal finance education resources on its website in its econlowdown section. Scroll down the page and search for resources based on subject, resource type, and concept.
Tom Connelly is the President and Chief Investment Officer at Versant Capital Management, Inc. His background is not only financial – he has considerable interests other than just making money. His broad curiosity informs and inspires Tom to create an expansive context to investment numbers, which leads to deeper and more strategic conversations with clients.
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