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Bobby Knight’s Keys to Success

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 19th, 2013 10:46 AM |

Say what you want about legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight, but he won and played by the rules. Wound a little tight? No doubt. Abrasive? Clearly. Abusive? Nobody’s perfect.

Knight was run out of the University of Indiana by the administration after an ugly incident in which it was videotaped that he physically assaulted a player. He got what he deserved.

That said, the overwhelming percentage of his players swear by him. In a world of competitive sports where “rules are supposedly meant to be broken,” Knight’s programs were never sanctioned and the bulk of his players graduated.

While Knight’s personality may rub some people the wrong way, there are lessons we can learn from him as well. What are Knight’s 4 keys to successful and effective management?¬† (more…)

What Is “THE Key” to Asset Management Success?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 11th, 2013 8:44 AM |

There are many factors that go into developing and maintaining a successful business enterprise. If you were asked, though, what is the single greatest key to business success, what would you say?

Gven that this blog is all about helping people navigate the economic landscape, let’s delve into what asset management firms believe is the key to their success. It should come as no surprise. The FT highlights this key point this morning in writing:

It is often said that trust is the hardest thing to gain, but the easiest to lose. The experiences of many fund management companies over the past few years are testament to that. (more…)

America Needs to Stop The Lies and The Liars

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 19th, 2011 12:20 PM |

Real long term success and greatness are founded upon the principles that people do not lie, cheat, or steal. Our nation is neither succeeding nor is great at this point in time because we have allowed these vices to grow and spread throughout our society. Shame on us.

Our nation does have the potential to be a fabulous nation again; however, let’s stop kidding ourselves in thinking that we are a great nation currently. How is it that America has lost its greatness? Where are the aforementioned vices on display? (more…)

Does Wall Street Add Value?

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 21st, 2010 8:52 AM |

How does one make progress while navigating the economic landscape?

In my opinion, the key that unlocks the door to real, long term progress is the ability of an individual or an enterprise to continually and increasingly “add value.” How does one do that? Initially, one needs to develop skills and relationships. From there, one needs to hone those skills and expand those relationships. Ultimately, one can leverage and ‘sell’ this ability to ‘add value’ to an ever wider audience. In the process, the individual, firm, enterprise, or industry that can drive this process should and typically does flourish.

During the course of my career on Wall Street, I never wanted to plateau in terms of adding value. I was convinced that I needed to continually grow my skills and relationships. I encourage those whom I mentor to take this approach to their careers.

Against this backdrop, the question begs “does Wall Street as an industry truly add value?” (more…)

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