Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Braised Short Ribs!

As I do in managing investments, I do in the kitchen. That is to say, I eat my own cooking. No better time to write this recipe than as I finish my last bit of sauce and glass of red wine. Generally when writing recipes I try not to overwhelm with details. In this instance I do want to convey the essential tips that will make your rendition of this dish as delicious as mine. This recipe is longer than normal and I’ve included more photos to give you an idea of what it looks like as the dish progresses. 
I am really happy some one asked for the recipe (thanks Stacy!!!) Whenever I get around to writing a cookbook, this recipe is a must to include.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rebuilding a Relationship of Trust

This is an article I wrote a few years ago, but the advice still applies. It has to do with trust in the financial industry.

“We can’t legislate wisdom or passion. We can’t legislate competency. All we can do is create the structures and hope that good people will be appointed who will attract other good people — people who will make careers and listen and see to it that never again do we go through what we have gone through.”
Connecticut senator, Chris Dodd, as quoted in The New York Times, July 15, 2010

With the recent passage of the historic Financial Regulation Bill, the transgressions of the financial industry and new provisions designed to prevent these types of excesses in the future have once again taken center stage. The legislation comes at a time when mistrust of financial services is epidemic. Nervous investors traumatized by losses and mismanagement of their funds wonder how to go about getting reliable and trustworthy advice.