"Why Doctors Die Differently" by  Ken Murray  Wall Street Journal February 25, 2012

"Prediction Addiction" by Allan S. Roth Financial Planning April 2012

"Making It In America" by Adam Davidson The Atlantic January/February 2012


International Diversification: Why it Still Makes Sense
By Bernard J. Horn Subadvisor to the Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Funds
President, Polaris Capital Management, LLC

The past few years have masked a fundamental principle: US and foreign stocks are not highly correlated over the long term. U.S. and foreign stocks become more correlated during times of crisis and less correlated afterward. Including foreign stocks in your portfolio can increase returns and decrease risk.


  • Abundance. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • Revolutionary Wealth. Alvin & Heidi Toffler
  • ReWork. Jason Fried & David Henemeer Hansson
  • The Coming Jobs War. Jim Clifton
  • The Great Reset. Richard Florida
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee & The Blessing of a B Minus. Wendy Mogel
  • Getting More. Stuart Diamond
  • The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World. Daniel Yergin
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest. Niall Ferguson
  • Aesop Fables: Translated by Sir Roger L’Estrange.
  • Still Alice. Lisa Genoa
  • Bowling Alone. Robert D. Putnam
  • How to Pass It On: The Ownership and Use of Summer Houses. Ken Huggins and Judith Huggins Balfe.
  • The Parent Care Conversation. Dan Taylor
  • The Rational Optimist. Matt Ridley
  • Waiting for Superman: How Can We Save America’s Failing Public Schools. Karl Weber (and movie)
  • The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Thomas L. Friedman
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions. Dan Ariely
  • ReWork. Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson.
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Burton G. Malkiel
  • The Death of Common Sense: Phillip K. Howard
  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk. Peter Bernstein
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
  • Classics: An Investor’s Anthology. Edited by Charles D. Ellis.
  • Angle of Repose: Wallace Stegner.
  • Nickel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, Barbara Ehrenreich