John Kador

Articles by John Kador
Seven Lessons Advisors Can Learn from Startups
By making small adjustments in your approach to serving clients, identifying and rewarding employees, and creating a meaningful work environment, any advisory can reap at least some of the benefits of startup success. Here are seven startup practices that you can put to work in your business.
The Puzzler #41: Common Prefix
Think you’re smart? Try these brainteasers that recruiters use in actual job interviews.
Habits of the Rich vs the Poor
Research suggests that daily behavior determines economic outcomes.
The Rep’s Guide to Ethical Wills 3
An ethical will is an attempt to transfer an intangible legacy. Here’s a guide for helping clients prepare such a document.
The Puzzler #40: Ten Cities
Think you’re smart? Try these brainteasers that recruiters use in actual job interviews.
Gallery: 10 Worst IPOs of 2013

Year-to-date percent loss of each new offer of the year (rankings are based on closing prices as of Dec. 2, 2013)

Gallery: 10 Best IPOs of 2013
Year-to-date percent gain of each new offer of the year (rankings are based on closing prices as of Dec. 2, 2013)
The Puzzler #39: Guess The Sequence
Think you’re smart? Try these brainteasers that recruiters use in actual job interviews.
Gallery: Ten Best Business Books of 2013
Over 25,000 business books were published in 2013. But if you pick up any books this year, these 10 ought to be at the top of your list.
The Puzzler: C NOTE
You have a piece of paper and a bunch of blue and red pens. Start with a blue pen and write down all the positive integers in order by spelling them out correctly using the English alphabet: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, etc. Use the red pen the first time you encounter the letter “C.” Assuming that it takes 10 seconds on average to spell out each integer, how long will it before you need the red pen?
The Puzzler: An Odd Balance

Think you’re smart? Get this one right, and you'll be enshrined in the WealthManagement.com Hall of Genius Advisors.

Gallery: Eight Unconventional Economic Indicators
All advisors have access to the same information, but those seeking an edge look to more unusual data points. Here are eight unconventional metrics they combine with more traditional sources of information to shape their financial outlook and take the temperature of the economy.
Shyness Has Nothing to Do With It
A field guide to identifying and communicating with introverted and extroverted clients
Gallery: Top Six Myths About Introverts
You may think introverts are shy, but you'd be wrong. Shyness has nothing to do with it. The smarter you can be in recognizing how to make introverted and extroverted clients comfortable, the more successful you'll be in getting referrals. Here are six common misconceptions about introverts.
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