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Andrew Hofer
Works at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Attended Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
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Recovering from a stormy half.century.
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Hi Andrew,
After all that I never got to ask you about the story behind the title of Heffalump House...I am familiar with the "Winnie" story but I suppose there's more to it...Probably there are other fun stories I would ask you about, conversations for another visit.  I look forward to it sometime.
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I really wish I could still do this.  Oh well, spring isn't so far away.
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Last week it was a bear, this week a coyote, so intent on hunting geese (yay!) that he didn't notice me until I was right across the pond.
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Coffee grinders, as you may know, sometimes experience a disruption of the flow of beans to the burrs. This results in free-spinning burrs, creating an annoying high frequency squeal, a grinder shut-down and, ultimately, imprecise quantities of coffee. The probability of such a malfunction is proportional to your distance from the grinder, and the irritation caused by it is inversely proportional to the percentage of the day passed. ‪#‎firstworldproblems‬.
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I was considering getting a French press and a burr grinder (for consistent grind size) but maybe I should think more about it.
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Black bear on our property in CT
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I was just totting up some rough stats on how the organization I chair, Learning Ally, has changed over the years. This is comparing 2008, before the financial crisis and before we lost all federal funding (a third of our budget) to our estimated 2013 ending in June. It's been a very difficult few years, but I'm pleased with the transformation:

-Our run rate of books borrowed is UP about 41%
-Our total cost per book borrowed is DOWN 62%
-Our total expenses are DOWN about 47%
-Our administrative costs are DOWN by 54% 
-83% of our borrowings are downloaded instantly through our online bookshelf. In 2008, all borrowings were physically mailed by CD
-In 2012, our net fundraising was UP 45%, and we estimate 2013 will be UP 79%
-We are now recommended by charity evaluation services like Charity Navigator and Guidestar, neither of which recommended us in 2008. 
-In addition to the far more friendly website, search, bookshelf, download and replay tools, we have rolled out several new services to promote better educational experiences for our members, including Teacher Ally, Voicetext and soon, Parent Ally.+
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Head of Fixed Income Research
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  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Managing Director, 1988 - present
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Investor, Kite-Flyer, Biker, Runner and crusader against Akrasia
Education
  • Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
    Masters - International Finance, 1986 - 1988
  • Yale College
    B.A. - East Asian Studies, 1982 - 1986
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
    1978 - 1982