Taking a risk, by definition, does not mean facing certain danger, because risk is what arises precisely where certainty is lacking.
Our partnership with The School of Life has led to the creation of ‘A Portfolio of Thoughts’
Everyone has different motivations and priorities in life, all of which will have a bearing on their financial decisions. Understanding the client’s emotional and personal values will enable us to provide a better quality of overall advice in the structuring of their financial affairs. To gain this understanding, a wider and deeper range of questions need to be posed than is often the case. The answers to those questions need to be considered in a way which ensures that both the wealth manager and client are able to apply proper thought to the broad range of issues which can impact the management of their family and financial affairs.
Often it can seem that the pursuit of profit and the contemplation of value are entirely at odds, but they can and should overlap: a business is an idea of human satisfaction, put into practice. Profit should be the reward for recognising a hitherto untapped area of satisfaction
Alain de Botton
We also know, in any case, that risk is what makes the world go round, because it’s the willingness to take a risk that is the vital quality you need if you’re going to start up a business, or set out on a new project. Any ‘enterprise’ involves heading into unchartered waters, for without risk there’d be nothing enterprising, nothing entrepreneurial, about it at all.
Robert Rowland Smith
The word ‘change’, in that famous phrase, has a powerful resonance. To change the world, Jobs seemed to be implying, is the most important, most admirable and most worthwhile thing a person can do with their life. And yet, the logical question - why is this change meant to be so important - does not get much of a look in.