What if you faced a life-threatening risk? Would you have a plan?
No one could do it better than my friend, Norman Beck, who told his story in this terrific TED talk. Norman combines emotion, insight, inspiration, and humor. I promise that you will both enjoy and learn.
Norman did several things right:
- He recognized the importance of the problem, and faced it logically.
- He sought the best help.
- Since he did not know how to find the best doctor, he enlisted the help of those who could.
- He did not want someone “from the bottom half of the class.”
- He recognized that this was not a commodity service, so he did not merely look for the lowest price. He knew that all doctors were not equal.
There is a lesson here for investors. Few will share Norman’s life-threatening issues, but many face important financial challenges.
I hope everyone enjoys and learns from this inspirational Thanksgiving Day message.