Asset Managers continue to face pressures from several angles. Mick will be sharing what he sees in the market next week at Adminovate. You can read Mick's thoughts in the ninth post of our 2019 Speaker Insight Series. We’ve borrowed the format from Tim Ferriss’s book ‘Tribe of Mentors’. You can read about the book here and buy it directly here.
Throughout the book, Tim poses 11 questions to his interviewees with the request to respond to 3 to 5 questions.. or more, if the spirit moves them. See Mick's answers below:
In my earlier career in Capital Markets, I used to gift all my senior traders a book called Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre. While first published in 1923, it is still one of the most amazing books ever written about trading and investing in markets. Very seldom you give a book to dozens of people and all agree that it’s an excellent trader’s bible and has survived the passage of time!
In my later career in leadership roles, the book I’ve gifted most is The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C Maxwell. He is an internationally recognized leadership expert who has sold over 20 million books on personal growth and leadership. He just gets the essence of leadership at all levels and articulates and communicates, in a very simple style, a realistic roadmap on how to incorporate these laws into your personal and professional life to help thrive in both.
'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone' by Neale Donald Walsch
A lot of my best investments, from an economic perspective, involved buying property which is now our family home. However, the best investment, in terms of risk I ever took, that was most worthwhile, was a significant career move I made back in 2006, moving businesses and industries from Capital Markets into the Asset Management industry. It stretched and grew me, both as a person and a leader in every way possible while also leading to invaluable life-long relationships and memories that will endure for decades to come.
In the last 5 years or so, I began to coach and mentor scores of young leaders from all walks of life and have learned that the greatest satisfaction comes from adding value to other people and seeing them learn and thrive! In my humble opinion, there’s no higher level of personal satisfaction to be gained, than from adding value to other people’s lives!