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Using AREA To Be A More Interesting Person: An Interview With MIT’s Vincent Quan

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How can I be a more interesting and well-rounded person? That was the question that Vincent Quan, a Policy Manager at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which researches solutions to alleviate poverty, asked himself and used the AREA Method to solve. Click play below to listen to Vincent’s episode of the Problem Solved Podcast.  …

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Got Financial Decisions to Make? Learn How to Invest In Financial Research

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How may we improve our financial and investment decision-making? That’s the subject of my new book Investing In Financial Research, A Decision-Making System For Better Results, and the latest Problem Solved Podcast. In an interview conducted by Lakshmi Bhojraj, the Breazzano Family Executive Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research, I answered her questions -and those of the live…

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Introducing the Problem Solved Podcast: How A Banker Used AREA To Plan His Honeymoon

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How are you using the AREA Method to make your big decisions better? This month, I’m launching the Problem Solved Podcast, containing a series of interviews with people who are using AREA for both personal and professional decisions. You’ll hear them explain what decision they were making, why they chose to use AREA, and how it went: what worked and…

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The AREA Method: Warren Buffett & Untangling Your Plate of Spaghetti

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Recently I sent a copy of my book Problem Solved about decision making to Warren Buffett. He responded with a lovely note of encouragement and had this observation: “It always amazes me how many seemingly intelligent people have trouble thinking clearly. Their thoughts get tangled into a plate of spaghetti.” Mr. Buffett is so eloquent, and so clear thinking. He’s right of…

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