Investment Advisor December 2006

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  • Sowing Good Works

    Philanthropy is very trendy right now. Think of Warren Buffett's decision to give away around $37 billion worth of his hard-earned Berkshire Hathaway stock to...

  • Accentuate the Positive

    While I am a patriotic American, I'm quite glad that Election Day is over. All those nasty TV commercials running up to the election are...

  • Do It Now; Do It Right

    As 2006 comes to a close and you reflect on the year's successes, it's important to look ahead by asking yourself a question that too...

  • Reality Check

    Does your firm's structure tend to isolate skilled, entrepreneurial talent near the top, so that only a few key individuals are capable of managing the...

  • Growing Green

    Whether as a conscious effort to "do good" or part of year-end tax planning, investors think more about charitable causes and social responsibility during the...

  • Surf's Up

    If Richard Manchester had his druthers he'd probably never leave the comfortable confines of Laguna Beach, California. It's where he's had his home for most...

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  • Trading Places

    Succession planning specialists say that only about one out of three family businesses successfully transfer from the first generation to the second. Although family business...

  • Hope It Wasn't Something I Said

    Columnists work in a rather bizarre environment. We periodically cast out our thoughts onto pages and the Internet and the airwaves in the hope that...

  • Gifts That Keep Giving

    It's that time of year again. Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but the kids and grandchildren as well. In the spirit of...

  • Democrats and Hedge Funds

    Now that the Democrats have seized both houses of Congress, some hedge fund officials are anticipating tighter controls on the industry. Granted, Republicans, too, heightened...

  • Gone, but Not Forgotten

    In eras past, the rebirth of the new year started in springtime. For reasons that can only be guessed at today, we begin ours during...

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