Randoms: Question Conventional Wisdom!

By Todd Harrison  SEP 15, 2009 2:50 PM

Don't ask "what," ask "why?"


As I sit here and digest the latest proclamation of economic recovery, I'm reminded of several quotes littered throughout history that, how shall we say, were somewhat premature.

In no particular order:

You get the gist; actions speak louder than words even when words precede actions. I’m not a Debbie Downer by definition, quite the opposite—I’ve learned valuable lessons through the years that taught me that appreciation, gratitude and humility are common threads of consistency and dare I say, happiness.

As Minyans, you’re asked to question “why” rather than accept the “what” and this column is shared with that very intention.

Some Random Thoughts:


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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at todd@minyanville.com.

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