Look, Listen & Learn | February 2024
Welcome to this year’s, slightly delayed, series of Look, Listen and Learn. I aim to share snippets of what I am reading, listening, and paying attention to. It’s mostly related to personal finance, markets, and wine. But sometimes not.
Look, Listen & Learn | December 2023
This month I share an infographic on common investment mistakes people tend to make. I recommend some holiday reading on scenarios for South Africa’s future. Lastly, is share a video on story telling and how we use it to create meaning in our lives.
Look, Listen & Learn | November 2023
This month Elke highlights flags from the BHI Trust saga that could help us choose funds wisely. She shares a video from a professional poker player about uncertainty and how it can be used to our advantage. Lastly she shares an intriguing book about generations and how the time you were born affects your views on relationships, work and money.
Look, Listen & Learn | October 2023
This month I share my views on why corporates play an important role in growing our economy. I share a podcast on what it means to be rich as opposed to wealthy. Lastly we look at the advances scientists are making in extending our lives and what it may mean for our financial planning.
Look, Listen & Learn | September 2023
This month I show you why is likely that your balanced global portfolio might have underperformed the SP500. I share a video on thinking rationally when it comes to your personal finance. Lastly I share a blog that highlights the importance of balance a living life to its fullest.
Look, Listen & Learn | April 2023
This month we illustrate how the South African stock exchange derives most of its revenue from global markets. We listen to a podcast by the worlds most curios man, and watch a video about how human belief structures our reality in a powerful way.
Look, Listen & Learn | February 2023
In this month’s edition, I look at the value advisors add by rebalancing portfolios. We explore the importance of relationships and how this impacts overall happiness. We challenge common stereotypes about aging and retirement.
Look, Listen & Learn | January 2023
In this month’s edition, I look at the potential global risks we face as we head into 2023. We listen to a podcast on the value of being kind to ourselves and learn about innovations in AI and how it is redefining dialogue.
Look, Listen & Learn | November 2022
In this month’s edition, I look at market valuations and how emotion drives the opposite of what you might expect. We listen to a podcast on how to read more mindfully. We end with studies on the emotion called awe and how experiencing awe can benefit your overall health and mental well-being.
Look, Listen & Learn | October 2022
In this month’s edition, I look at world migration trends and what it means for society as a whole. I share a video on fun and how it can transform your life and health if you prioritise it. I share some insights on grey listing and what it might mean for you. Lastly I share my favourite Chenin Blanc as wine of the month.
Look, Listen & Learn | September 2022
In this month’s edition, we show how the order in which you get your investment returns can significantly affect the outcome of your retirement. I share a video which gives advice on how you can achieve better connection by listening and asking a few basic questions. Lastly, I consider a story which I think everyone should read if they haven’t already. It’s about a billionaire who gave away his business to fight climate change. Will stories like this become more common and will it redefine the way we shop?
Look, Listen & Learn | August 2022
In this month’s edition, we show how long-term returns follow a more predictable pattern than returns in the short-term. We also share a short film that may change your preconceived ideas on old age. Lastly, we look at Longtermism and what it means for present and future generations.
Look, Listen & Learn | July 2022
In this month’s edition, we discuss the risks of holding global cash. We also look at an inspiring talk with one of the world's most respected executive coaches, and a book on the secret lives of commodity traders that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Look, Listen & Learn | June 2022
In this month’s edition, we discuss the complexities around inflation. We listen to a podcast on the art of having difficult conversations. Lastly, I look at a series of children’s books that will help you talk to your children about money.
Look, Listen & Learn | May 2022
In this month’s edition, we discuss the global bond market and debunk some common misconceptions. We also share an introductory video on ESG and the future of investments. Lastly, we look at the SA government’s role in creating a supportive macroeconomic framework. Has there been any progress?
Look, Listen & Learn | March 2022
In this month’s edition, we show how thinking about the ‘future-you’ can improve your financial planning and overall health. We share a futurists paper on seven great forces that will shape the 2020s. Lastly, we share a discussion on violence and whether it’s the best way to effect change.
Look, Listen & Learn | February 2022
In this month’s edition, we discuss the Russian conflict and how to deal with uncertainty. We listen to a podcast on the complex issue of misinformation and censoring. We also share a classic article to help you define success and meaning in your life.