Picking Yourself

Picking Yourself Requires Some Serious Planning

Who will you pick to do the work that matters most to you? There are problems to be solved, ideas to grow, and injustices that need to be addressed. Who have you decided will take on these tasks and this work? If you are considering the creation of a new business, volunteer effort, or any other project where YOU will be the one doing the important work, then you are considering “picking yourself”. Here is[…]

Behavioral Assessments: On The Fintech Map

The financial technology (or fintech) landscape is evolving rather quickly, and some are calling it the “golden age of fintech.” I recall thinking only a few years ago that DataPoints didn’t quite fit in any of the categories of the various fintech maps that were published. The groupings of CRMs, financial planning software, re-balancing tools, etc. were clear enough. But there really wasn’t a place for psychology and behavioral science in the mechanics of financial planning[…]

Finding Your Niche, Startup Style

Why is it that you are not wealthy? Perhaps it is because you are not pursuing opportunities that exist in the marketplace. – The Millionaire Next Door, page 211 Great entrepreneurs find novel and marketable solutions to meaningful problems. This characteristic hasn’t changed since 1996 when The Millionaire Next Door was published, although technology has changed the nature of the problems. Last night, at the Atlanta Startup Village’s monthly meetup, the leaders of five companies pitched their[…]

Startup Options: Leading or Disrupting?

Thoughtful career writers will correctly point out that self-employment isn’t for everyone. Just as being a surgeon or a carpenter isn’t for everyone, we have unique characteristics that allow us to be more successful in some jobs or endeavors versus others. This principle applies with equal force in the arena of entrepreneurship: being self-employed requires certain competencies in order to be successful. Even finer distinctions can be made within self-employment, too, so here I’m referring[…]

Data Points Announces Advisory Board Members

Data Points is changing the way institutions and individuals understand the nature of wealth-building. I am excited to announce the members of Data Points’ advisory board, a group that will provide expertise as Data Points continues to develop products and services based on Dr. Thomas J. Stanley’s research. Each advisor brings wisdom in his respective field and will help propel our business forward.