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Minyanville Underground Railroad: Aspire to Inspire


Sneak Peek

Below is an excerpt from Todd's Aspire to Inspire column, which will publish on Minyanville tomorrow morning. This is a MUR exclusive.

"Inspiration, move me brightly. Light the song with sense and color, hold away despair." --Grateful Dead

The holiday season has arrived and with it our annual self-reflection has begun.

For many, 2009 will be measured by a bottom line that dictates whether we've invested wisely. Wall Street, for all its vices and virtues, is a place where self-worth is measured by net worth.

Win, lose, or draw, we know where we stand. Make money and it was time well spent; lose money and it was a lesson in the making.

We've chewed through the financial brew all year. From a nauseous nadir that almost broke the system to an enormous rally that defies gravity; there's much to discuss and plenty to debate...

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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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