It's going to be interesting to see what kind of wealth management/investment research Harold Evensky can manage to coax out of the financial planning departments at various colleges, and in general it's great that he is putting out this effort on our profession's behalf. Behind this excellent cover article, Mark Tibergien makes some points that founder/owners of advisory firms need to really pay attention to: the fact that employee satisfaction is more deeply rooted in other factors than the salary that you're offering. And Angie Herbers focuses on one of those factors: does your staff feel uncertain about where your firm is headed because, well, you're a bit uncertain yourself?
I love the fact that computer guru Dan Skiles had to deal with a virus on his computer, and had the courage to tell you his story about it. He writes a great column, and this one is a terrific object lesson.
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