Biz & Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur, I am naturally interested in watching how the business world evolves, innovates, succeeds and fails, and the leaders that drive change. This is where I share the articles or trends I believe will help others become the best versions of themselves.

A Framework for Society by Warren Buffet

By Jon Sabes / October 8, 2019

Legendary investor and “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffet presents a straightforward approach to understanding complex topics and solving complicated problems. Warren’s presentation best illustrates how to distill any subject down to its very essence and provides a method for solving the challenging problems you face. After you strip down an issue to its essence, Warren […]

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the gift of giving

By Jon Sabes / October 4, 2019

I was recently asked to speak at the 5th Annual Northside Achievement Zone (“NAZ”) luncheon where Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children’s Zone was giving the keynote address. The NAZ event is an annual fundraising gathering in Minneapolis that supports efforts to improve academic achievement in a defined geographic area in North Minneapolis. This “zone” has […]

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The Warren Buffet Method

By Jon Sabes / October 3, 2019

Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and “Oracle of Omaha” presents a straightforward approach to understanding complex subject matter and solving complex problems.  What Warren’s presentation best illustrates is how to reduce complex subject matters down to their very essence while giving practical methods for solving the complex problems you face. After you strip down a […]

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Advice to Future Self

By Jon Sabes / September 30, 2019

Straight-talk, forward-looking advice and wisdom from the “Oracle of Omaha” talking to high-school graduates about their future selves. Filmed twenty-years ago (circa. 1999), this presentation by Warren Buffet is timeless in its advice and directives for young adults thinking about how to be the best version of themselves. The advice Warren offers is also timeless […]

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Dear East St. Paul: 3M's Poisoned Your Water

By Jon Sabes / December 3, 2018

Rarely do you ever come across a story in national new that so heavily impacts Minnesotan’s as the story in Bloomberg news about the polluting and poisoning 3M has perpetrated against its local neighbors in East St. Paul.  My only guess is that 3M used its local power and influence to quash a story that threatens […]

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Back with Elon Musk

By Jon Sabes / September 8, 2018

Back from a long absence in posting – compelled by an interview – or a conversation with Elon Musk. Listen HERE to Elon and learn – his perspective and observational powers are unlike any “human” on earth. I was a fan before – and now – a student – I wish he would publish and […]

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Tardigrades in Business

By Jon Sabes / April 29, 2018

Have you ever heard of the invincible Tardigrade? Pronounced TAR-DE-GRADE What a creature… 600 million years old… now watch and learn: Entrepreneurs are smart to study the perseverance and resiliency of our little friend the tardigrade.  When you begin your business, when you decide you to go to work for yourself, you need to have […]

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Positive Psychology: Educate & Empower

By Jon Sabes / April 9, 2018

Call it “Positive Psychology,” “Power of Positive Thinking,” or the “Psychology of Achievement,” but by any name it is about learning life skills that make our lives more meaningful.  The idea is that our brains are amazing computing organs, and if we feed a better operating system into our minds, we can help it to […]

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Podcast #12: A Discussion About the "Failure to Plan" with Chris Orestis

By Jon Sabes / February 16, 2018

On this podcast channel we talk about innovations in life. That is, we talk about innovating the life insurance industry through technology for sure – that’s Insurtech. We also talk about business innovation in general, and innovations in living – that’s the business of you. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are in life, innovation […]

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The Evolution of an Asset Class: A Greater Purpose

By Jon Sabes / January 30, 2018

A recent publication from the investment bank Houlihan Lokey highlights recent interest among institutional investors in the life insurance secondary market: The Evolution of an Asset Class. As Houlihan Lokey puts it: What was once an obscure and somewhat unconventional investment thesis has matured into a robust alternative asset class This is great to see, […]

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