Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Creepy Philanthropy

"Ray likes to save people, you know, sweep them off their feet with his generosity. It's a cheap high if you've got the money, but basically it's all about him."

"[H]e chronically confused making... a dent with making a splash."

Richard Price, Samaritan

Yes, being a philanthropist is hard work, believe it or not. Achieving some self-understanding is too high a threshold for many. But without it investment mistakes are compounded and remain unrecognized.

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