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The Three Mega-Skills: Thinking, Writing, and Speaking

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Mark Ford

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Today, I’d like to talk about the most important skills we need to be successful in life. I’ve been thinking about this subject for several decades. I hope that what I’m about to say will be helpful to you. I’ve identified about a dozen skills I believe are important to a successful life. Of these, […]

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Why We Lied to Our Kids  

Posted on August 14, 2014 by Mark Ford


Five years ago, Bill Bonner, my friend and business partner, asked me to speak to a group of about fifty old, wealthy white people meeting in an exclusive beach resort. He wanted me to discuss “the challenge of intergenerational wealth.” What the heck is intergenerational wealth? It’s the wealth you’ve acquired for your children, grandchildren, […]

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Choosing the Best Possible Life

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Mark Ford

Someone once said that the three most important decisions in life are the answers the following questions: What are you going to do? With whom? And where? I thought that was pretty nifty when I first encountered it 15 years ago. Today, I still think it is practical wisdom wrapped in a nutshell. At the […]

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