Brian is the author of one of my favorite books of 2019 titled, The Geometry of Wealth. Brian’s work centers around helping us connect our pursuit and management of money to meaning. This to me makes his work unique because it’s not all about stacking as much as you can and it’s also not about pretending money doesn’t matter. There’s an important balance that has to be found if you’re going to build wealth AND be happy.
Behind His Brilliance: Curiosity
Say hi to Brian on Instagram: @bportnoy
BRIAN PORTNOY | Author, The Geometry of Wealth
Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, is an expert at simplifying the complex world of money. In his two books, The Investor’s Paradox and The Geometry of Wealth, he tackles the challenges of not only making better investment decisions but also how money figures in to a joyful life. He is currently the Head of Education at Magnetar Capital and has spent the last 25 years as educator, investor, and strategist. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and currently lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife and three children.
How Brian found his path into finance (winding through other careers)
Why traditional approaches to financial success don’t work (and how to think about it instead)
Rethinking the connection between money and meaning
How to integrate life purpose with wealth planning
Funded contentment: what it is and how to create it
Hedonic adaptation (what it is and how it affects us)
Money and its connection to happiness and sadness
Brian’s perspective on managing the biases that trip us up around money
And much, much more!
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
The Geometry of Wealth (Brian’s book)
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar (Brian’s book pick)
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Brian’s book pick)
The Goodness Paradox by Richard Wrangham (Brian’s book pick)