I recently had a conversation with my anonymous friend “Mahesh”. We collaborated on the book “The Hindu Way To Wealth“, in which I spoke with him about the fundamentals and philosophy of his culture’s perspective on wealth. He’s made a lot of money, and seems to do exactly the opposite of what I recommend in … More The Hindu Way To Wealth – A Recent Conversation
One of our frequent contributors, Shaan, asked me to comment about the current celebrity culture that seems to be pervasive in American society right now. It’s an interesting topic, especially in light of the passing of France’s most well-known singer, Johnny Hallyday, who died yesterday. Watching from a distance here in Paris, America’s obsession with … More Johnny Hallyday…And Celebrity
It’s been almost one year since my wife and I have landed in Paris. After six months of catching up with friends, eating, doing some research, and some writing (in that order) in Verona, we took a quick post-Christmas flight into Paris last year. Between the 25th of December and New Years Day, we frantically … More Random Notes from Paris: One Year On
I rarely respond to headlines, trends, or hot topics on this blog. Most of what is posted here stands alone, immune to current events or the latest trends. However, the recent headlines about sexual harassment–and a message from one of our readers, Chris, on Twitter–have prompted me to address the subject of the proper treatment … More Headlines and Guidelines: How To Treat Women
I frequently receive emails from young men who ask about the cut and style of clothes: what’s appropriate, what’s ‘in style’, and what will serve them best over time. My response is always, Not too tight. Not too loose. Natural fabrics (wool and cotton). Traditional tailoring of wardrobe fundamentals, by which I mean the navy … More Old Money Style: Moderation
If you have a child or grandchild who just turned 16, The Old Money Guide To Marriage will certainly save you a few headaches and may save your teenager a few heartaches. I’ve detailed the no-nonsense fundamentals of dating, getting serious, getting engaged, and getting married–in short, Getting It Right–for the young people in your life. … More Sweet 16
John F. Kennedy, May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963.