Young children are the funniest of creatures. They’re too adolescent to keep their attention on any singular task for long, yet they’re also not old enough to complicate their decision-making process. Nuance hasn’t quite appeared, at least not for long, so choices become rather impulsive unless anchored by something of…


Know your circle of expertise and stick to it. More than a few remarkably successful financiers and business titans have espoused such wisdom over the years. Legends like John Malone have built empires sticking to this discipline. It can also come at a cost. Mr. Malone famously noted he passed…


What is new and what has changed? These are often important things to ponder when monitoring investments. Nowhere is this more important than in the thriving crypto universe, where thematic (and tech) change occur at a near breakneck pace.

Let’s first review what remains the same, but certainly seems new…


Each year more than 1.6mm tourists flock to the oldest LEGOLAND on the planet in Billund, Denmark. Here, visitors find not one, but ten different, ornate, and skillfully crafted worlds all built from individual pieces of Legos. It’s a marvel to behold. …


Capital has a funny way of moving from here to there. At times, it’s violent and without warning, as it rushes toward an exit (or toward opportunity). But as you step back over longer periods of time, we witness something far more predictable: money moves to where it is drawn…


This past week, as I peered out into the newly unfolding year, I was caught in a moment pondering all the various potential tailwinds (and headwinds) that seemingly have already occurred, are underway, or may present themselves this year. Lost in the listing of the various items, from rising rates…


Most years are marked by an event or moment that cause markets to adjust in some way or another. Maybe it comes in the spring, or perhaps in the fall (historically a fave), nevertheless, these events are often minor when viewed in the rear-view mirror and are healthy adjustments to…


Upon wrapping up arguably the largest of annual blockchain conference weeks (Consensus), I find myself eyeing a familiar pattern unfolding around the still brewing technology. Within the cacophony of pitches and business ideas surrounding “blockchain” (I hesitate to still use the term, because of it’s overuse), there is an ever…

Chris Matthews

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