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Sales, CEOship and Unknown Unknowns with Bart Hedges

Next on the Not Unreasonable Podcast is Bart Hedges. I’ve been doing business with Bart for years and I’ve always liked his style. Bart is an actuary, former teenaged entrepreneur and the son of a car salesman. He recently stepped … Continue reading

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The Not Unreasonable Podcast Episode 3- Don Mango

The first Not-pilot episode of the Not Unreasonable Podcast is up!  Don Mango is one of the most important thinkers in insurance. He has published numerous papers and helped, in my mind, the rest of us figure out what on … Continue reading

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Interview with Me

I did an hour-long interview with Nick Lamparelli for his Profiles in Risk podcast. Nick and I met when he commented on this very blog a few years ago, an experience that he says inspired him to engage with social … Continue reading

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Burnout

A couple of years ago I (once again) swore off exams and this past January I (once again) broke that promise. I started studying for CAS Exam 7. There wasn’t a lot of room for this. I had a pretty … Continue reading

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Disruption In Insurance

My latest on insnerds.com. Here is the intro: For any company, it’s good to be relentlessly focused on the customer: success means knowing what they want and delivering that with discipline and low prices. Or maybe not! The amazing thing … Continue reading

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Me on Pod-listening

At insnerds: So back to Tyler’s question: listening fast does increase my talking speed because I’m just used to it. But this is a bad, bad habit. Why do we converse at 1x anyway? I say that thisis the speed limit of talking, … Continue reading

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Study Tips – How To Be Awesome in 10 Steps

My latest for insnerds. Here’s the intro: I have a longstanding love/hate relationship with professional exams since starting my career. I’ve done CFA exams and actuarial exams (CFA are easier.. just). I’ve passed exams; I’ve failed exams. I’ve panicked in … Continue reading

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