Ambitious Wealth – A Full Universe of Investments

Michael Cohn is the President and Chief Investment Strategist of the New York City-based firm Atlantis Asset Management. As registered investment advisors, Michael Cohn and his team formulate a plan to achieve...

Where Have All the Old Women Gone?

Getting old in America is usually only explored in publications such as AARP or Spry Magazine, which focus on the aging population. So it was an unusual twist to see a celebrated legacy press – New York Times Sunday Magazine – focus on the seniors among us.

The Oct. 26, 2014, NYT Magazine shared a wealth of articles about seniors. Stories were told from a curious mixture of culture, politics and...


Nadezhda Popova: Rising To Her Times

Nadezhda Popova was a true heroine of the Soviet Union – a real-life Luke Skywalker who flew biplanes with canvas wings over enemy territory to drop bombs on the advancing German Army.

She was from Donetsk – that embattled part of eastern Ukraine that is mostly Russian-speaking today and was firmly a part of Stalin’s empire. In Russian, her name was “Nadia.” And, by all accounts, she was all woman.

The women of the...


A Self Re-Made Man

Ron Flavin is a self-made man. And a self-remade man.

A high school drop-out – one who now holds an MBA – he went into business at age 21, starting with a chain of retail stores. In his mid-30s he and his partner went into the sports apparel and poster business.

For the next few years things went well for Flavin. His company was selling their wares in Walgreens, Kroeger, Big 5 and the biggest dog of them all, Wal-Mart...


Avoid Compounding Your Losses

The markets rise and fall. Sometimes the falls are extravagant, harmful affairs that decimate portfolios intended for retirement. Sometimes, and this is been worse, you are in retirement, with 30 percent of your life still to live, and the money starts running out.

How does one prepare for such a situation? We will all be in this place at some point if we should live into retirement, which is the goal. But how do we make it so we...


A Winding Path

Laura Longley didn’t start out to be a talk radio host or a spiritually-oriented coach for people in career and life transitions. In fact, her family taught her to value math and science skills, so she worked in IT for 28 years.

“I liked getting a paycheck,” she said. “But beyond that…” she trails off, searching for other moments of pleasure, not finding many.

Beyond interacting with people, not much about IT project...


5 tips for doing PR Like a Viking #LikeAViking

Before jumping into battle. What’s your strategy? Your press release is not a single longship randomly scouting for a new waterway. Each press release must fit into an overall strategic campaign, which means drafting multiple press releases in a layering of stories, and creating compelling visual content that is adapted to each social channel.

Let your voice ring clear. What’s your message? Your...


Leadership Viking Style

It’s not so much that we crave the bloodthirsty violence of the Vikings. What we want is to be passionately inspired and called to seek the highest level of ourselves, both individually and collectively as a culture.