Articles tagged "Scott Hanson"


Skip Schweiss: We contacted each of the three guide services on Mount Shasta, inquiring about guiding our group up the mountain in that time frame. Two of them told us we were crazy.

After guides say no to RIA adventurers' proposal to scale Mount Shasta, ankles snapped, teams faded and only a few saw the summit
The experts said it couldn't -- shouldn't -- be done but 17 advisors and execs from 10 states displayed true RIA mettle on the harrowing climb

Monday 6.13.16
Scott Hanson: Frankly, I didn't leave the conference deal-hungry, but it did give me some food for thought as we plan the future of our business.

Why a $1 billion-plus RIA attended Dan Seivert's two-day M&A conference despite having no intention of buying or selling
Scott Hanson came away deeply impressed by how deals could accelerate the RIA business's bid to comparability with other professions

Monday 9.21.15
 Eric Clarke (l.): It was possible to snatch an hour or two of shuteye prior to hike departure, but I highly doubt anyone slept.

What I learned about our industry’s toughness, endurance and character across four peaks, 28 miles and 7,500 vertical feet in Aspen
Bears, lightning, not to mention the 'Frigid Air Pass' and the 'Soul Crusher,' challenged the RIA adventurers on their fourth, and most grueling, trek

Wednesday 8.12.15
Tony Robbins was given one hour, demanded two hours then performed for three.

Tony Robbins walks past the close a bit but nonetheless delivers at MarketCounsel
Despite detaining for three hours the just-arrived-in-Las Vegas crowd way past feeding time, Robbins won hearts, if not heads

Tuesday 12.9.14
Scott Hanson:  I felt a little intimidated ... [at first] as a state school grad I didn't feel like I could cut out on anything.

What they do teach at Harvard Business School that's worth learning even after banking monetary success
Personally, I have accumulated sufficient assets, but ironically it took the famed business institution to give my career a deeper purpose

Thursday 4.3.14
Bob Oros: This is what cell phone companies do. They bring us in with a low entry fee and when it comes time, the switching costs don't seem worth it.

Fidelity counsels RIAs to suck it up and go after 'millionaires of tomorrow' but with a strict discipline
RIAs need to chop fees, stop counting pennies and, yes, babysit a bit to wrest these financial tweeners from discount brokers

Friday 1.24.14
Scott Hanson: We think this is the biggest thing we’ve done.

New RIA with familiar faces gets running start at putting advisors into the 401(k) driver's seat
Two financial entrepreneurs have 50 firms on board; the idea is for Pathway Strategic Advisors to take the fiduciary burden off of advisors who handle 401(k) assets for clients

Thursday 2.21.13

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