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The Heart of Money: The Practice of Making Good Decisions

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You have spent your career successfully managing stock portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars during periods of extreme market highs and terrible crashes. During this multi-screen, roller-coaster ride, the stakes for you, your company, and your community have been huge. Can you describe the practices that keep you healthy, centered, and productive? Paul Sutherland: I just got back from a six-block walk to pick up a quinoa and avocado salad for lunch, and I found your question sitting in my inbox. My job does not seem stressful to me. I just make lots of (hopefully) good decisions. Before lunch, I entered an order to buy well over a million dollars’ worth of shares in a company with operations in Namibia, Philippines, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Mali. Before that, I sent orders to sell two million-dollar blocks of shares in companies based in Belgium and Luxembourg. All the while, my team and I were placing smaller trades for individual client accounts, chatting with clients, and monitoring, researching, scanning, and observing the world to help us do our job. Our job is to mak …

The author of The Virtue of Wealth, Paul Sutherland is chief investment officer of the FIM Group and founder of the Utopia Foundation. To ask Paul a question, email him directly at [email protected].


Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland resides in Michigan with his four youngest kids, ages 5 to 10. He and his wife, Amy, try to be an example of Parenting for a Peaceful world, in which democracy begins at home.


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