Shades of Green left its secret Word Press home on September 13th via a flurry of emails. The response has been amazing. Our blog appears to have some buoyancy! A BIG thank you to the folks who said “Let’s Do It!” And then walked the walk, despite a full plate of other things to do - … Continue reading Reflections Post Lift-Off
Remember when we were all frantic about the state of our economy in 2008? Like most folks with life savings invested in the stock market, I was hunting for stocks that were safe and recession-proof. Those were the days when I swooned over Motley Fool’s Hidden Gems - their small cap stock portfolio, in particular … Continue reading Pipelines Below the Radar
Since my visit to the Exxon Pavillon at Epcot in 1990, my negative feelings have not abated, despite Exxon's growing interest in alternative energy. I get a kick out of urging individuals to dump Exxon from their portfolios, and have lobbied NYS legislators to require the NYS Pension Fund to divest its 5 billion in … Continue reading Speaking Truth to Power
If you’re not familiar with the lingo, maximizer and satisficer are words coined by Barry Schwartz (a top rated TED talk lecturer and author of The Paradox of Choice). Maximizers have a high bar when it comes to making decisions. They need to cover all the bases. If you are a maximizer, you bring intensity and commitment to … Continue reading Are You a Maximizer, Satisficer or a New-Fangled Hybrid?
What Color is Your Parachute is a classic book about career planning. Are you familiar with it? I've recommended it time and again. An animal lover discovers that her pipe dream of becoming a veterinarian is realistic! A confused and miserable unemployed friend, learns an “animal-centric” career is worth pursuing given her talents, temperament and timeline. … Continue reading What Color Is Your Parachute?