Money: A love story by Moe Abdou

Having spend a quarter of a century in Finance, I’ve seen the good, bad and the ugly of people’s relationship with money.  There’s tremendous misconception about the role money plays in our lives, and most of it is self-inflicted.  

Far too many of us believe that money buys happiness, and while it certainly changes our vantage point – financial success can be as harmful as it is prosperous.  The one certainty about money that I’ve come to appreciate is how personal it is.  Each one of us have a highly subjective relationship with money, but the irony is that few of us ever really take the time to understand it.  

In her book, Money:  A love StoryKate Northrup demonstrates what happens when love and money intersect – and, not surprisingly, it starts with you. Here’s why.

Further Reading
  • Michael Serbinis: What I've Learned — Visionary Entrepreneur, investor and CEO and Founder of the new healthcare startup, LEAGUE, Michael Serbinis shares what he learned building three disruptive startups, selling two of them and working with Kimbal and Elon Musk.
  • Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team — On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your Own Superhero Cape and Invent Your Own Insects. After sharing Seedling with everyone I know, despite few of my friends having children, I wondered why the brand struck a such a meaningful chord with me.
  • Why Five Founders Made the Decision to 'Choose Must' — The ‘A-ha moment’ in my shift to adulthood (Translation: Post Grad life) was reading Elle Luna’s story The Crossroads of Should and Must. I stumbled on Elle’s narrative while dealing with one of my then weekly quarter life crises. Her invigorating call to choose must - “the intuition that explodes inside of us” -  put my existential fears in perspective.

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