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Neoclassical advisor, speaker and principal of Scott Monty Strategies
Neoclassical advisor, speaker and principal of Scott Monty Strategies

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How to Be More Charming
What is charm? In a certain sense, it has to do with grace and good humor, with comportment and instilling a feeling of warmth in others. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his essay on Manners, wrote: I have seen an individual whose manners, though wholly within the ...
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Breathe — November 12, 2018
Humanity beats technology (until it doesn't); A.I. isn't magic dust for your business; the variations in ethics of self-driving cars around the world; tech consultants are putting ad agencies on notice; why virality is less effective than word of mouth ; Am...
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Episode 53: Too Big to Fail
While some of us find ourselves rooting for the little guy, it's more likely that we're secretly (or in some cases not-so-secretly) wishing for big companies to fail. Are they actually too big to fail? Sears (and others along the way) have taught us that fa...
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Tall Tales
One of the reasons we enjoy stories is because they're relatable. They represent humanity and are emotionally driven. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew this, as they spun yarns about the gods and heroic figures to explain aspects of nature or of the foundi...
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The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Be...
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Why You Need to Put the Past in Context
The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. President Ronald Reagan's speech card from remarks made in Berlin, Germany in June 1987. The arrest warrant for Lee Harvey Oswald. These are just some of the artifacts you'll find inside...
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The emotionally intelligent leader knows what to say and when to say it. Or not say it.
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Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Silence
Who's a leader that has influenced you? It could be someone famous, like a politician or business executive from the past or present. Or maybe you've got someone in mind who you worked with. And what is it that makes them stand out to you? Maybe it's the wa...
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Afraid of showing a weakness or flaw? Don't be. There may be value in it.
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The Upside of Vulnerability
We risk so much by putting ourselves out there. Experiencing failure or defeat. Admitting our weaknesses and flaws. Showing our more delicate and otherwise private feelings. We fear rejection, humiliation, exposure, and "otherness." What do we gain by holdi...
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