Key Points from Book: Start Something That Matters

To laugh often and love much
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of people
To earn appreciation of honest critics
Endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better
Whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived
This is to have succeeded
-Elisabeth-Anne Anderson Stanley-

Be the change you want to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi

Human minds rely on stories and story architecture as the primary road map for understanding, making sense of, remembering, and planning our lives- as well as the countless experiences and naratives we encounter along the way.- Kendall Haven

Stories resonate more than facts

Tell your stories at every opportunity

Find your stories partner

Be consistent and carefully manage your online stories

Know your audience and make sure your story is crafted to appeal ro the people you really want to become your supporters and that it draws from your core strength

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

No matter what happens, win, lose, or draw, never forget that life goes on

Don’t fear the unknown

Everyone makes mistakes

Don’t worry about what others think

Don’t fall victim to the nest idea freeze

Change your thoughts and you change your world -Norman Vincent Peale

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up- Thomas Edison

Success is the ability to go from failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm- Winston Churchill

The timing is never right

Imagination is more important than knowledge-Albert Einstein

Use as little resources as you can to maintain the business

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme exellence is simplicity- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Own as little as you can get with

He who does not trust enough will not be trusted

About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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