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Things I've Learned


Life is made up of important lessons.

  • Free will is God's greatest gift.

  • Experience is a close second.

  • Negative energy is wasted energy.

  • You gotta have faith.

  • Hope isn't a viable investment vehicle.

  • The only difference between intervention and manipulation is communication.

  • One hand washes the other.

  • Good traders know how to make money but great traders know how to take a loss.

  • Where you stand is a function of where you sit.

  • Life is shaped by decisions made.

  • Take the high road. It's less crowded and boasts a much better view.

  • To appreciate where we are, you must understand how we got here.

  • The opposite of love isn't hate; it's apathy.

  • Stay out of debt.

  • The friction between opinions is where true education resides.

  • A dream is only as powerful as those who believe in it.

  • Money comes and goes.

  • The best way to build a growth company is by surrounding yourself with people who can themselves grow.

  • Tenacity and resolve are the hallmarks of success.

  • View obstacles as opportunities.

  • The only difference between a lesson and a mistake is the ability to learn from it.

  • The definition of an investment should never be a trade gone awry.

  • By the time you get to where you think you want to be, the journey will be over.

  • Think positive.


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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

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