And the winner is…simplicity!

And the winner is…simplicity!

  “The measurement of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something that you believe is worthwhile!” Julia Child, chef and author   I have to confess that Julia’s thoughts resonated with me last week as Tacit was shortlisted...
Out of uncertainty comes opportunity

Out of uncertainty comes opportunity

The past year has been difficult for investors as asset values have been buffeted by increasing interest rates in the US and political tensions, be they trade wars between the US and China, Brexit or the populist election win in Italy. For us, although the political...
Plan B or no plan B? That is the question

Plan B or no plan B? That is the question

There’s an old stock market saying, perhaps Shakespearean, that goes like this: ‘Everything has a price.” The proverb came into sharp focus this week during the Brexit brouhaha. The theory goes that we’re psychologically hardwired to place greater importance on...
My other car is a Porsche

My other car is a Porsche

The Porsche bumper sticker always makes me smile when I see it on my friend Dan’s 30-year-old, clapped out Bedford mini-van. Mind you it overnights between two proper Porsches on his driveway. Oddly he’s one of the most self-effacing individuals I know having worked...