I Want to Meet This Guy

by Marilou Long on March 11, 2014

in Investment Strategies,lifestyle

I saw this article on BusinessInsider this morning about Pimco’s new hire, Harley Bassman.  I really like his approach to life and business.  From the linked article:

On his websiteConvexitymaven.com, Bassman reveals his life mantra:

For those of you who are meeting me for the first  time, let me recite my Mantra:
1) It is ALWAYS about character. 2) It  is NEVER different this time. 3) You are born; you live; and then you die.  Prioritize your life.

My goal is to synthesize large ideas into  reasonable investment themes by taking a dispassionate view of the entire landscape and to avoid being  distracted by short-term noise (local volatility). Most importantly, to use  Common Sense, a skill that is not of great value during formal schooling, but is  the fulcrum of real life. If you are still reading this site, you can afford to take a vacation and enjoy your family. Remember, family trumps work. Those  extra few dollars cannot replace “kid time”. The graveyards are full of  indispensable people (and you know I mean you). While this is certainly not  “G-d’s work”, I do believe I provide some value to society. I hope some of the  notions I expound will help you to do the same.

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Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/harley-bassman-pimco-2014-3#ixzz2vfBpYIJV

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