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The Torment of Imposter Syndrome

“Imposter syndrome doesn’t discriminate; it affects everyone from college students to CEOs. People from every demographic who are clever, driven, articulate, creative and successful have difficulty in acknowledging their achievements.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and author of The Imposter Cure, and How To Overcome Trauma And Find Yourself Again.   What do … Continued

Crowdfunding. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.” wrote Jason Pargin, writer, humourist, and editor of the website Part of what I do at Stewardship Wealth is help Simon wade through the incessant incoming waves of regulatory issues and discuss how best … Continued

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Pie Charts, Pensioners, and Planning

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw. I liked that quote, especially after reaching a benchmark birthday which, as expected, led to me being deluged with birthday cards. All of them (with the exception of my mother’s) poked fun at my advancing years. … Continued

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Measuring Volatility Meaningfully …

… Slow And Steady Wins The Race. “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” Warren Buffett. During much of my career I was based in London, working in or around the City and mostly giving or attending investment presentations. They follow a familiar pattern: how risk is managed, how they measure … Continued

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Two Years Late, but Well Worth the Wait

In the midst of all the world events over the past few months, one stands out for us… Our inaugural Appreciation Dinner on Friday November 4th. The “Stewardship family” had never been brought together before. We were delighted with the outcome, especially everyone’s willingness to engage, and the ease of conversation that was evident throughout … Continued

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Words, language, lexicon all feature heavily in our fast moving, ever evolving world. I had never considered how our vocabularies could expand to reflect our daily experiences. I assumed our English language was ordered and protected by dictionaries whose role was to choose what words were real and just made up. Here is a quotation … Continued