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Disease and Disability Threaten Health of Investment Portfolios

Few Canadians imagine their retirement will be derailed by a degenerative neurological disease. Nonetheless, 500,000 Canadians find themselves facing similar challenges to Mr. Hague, suffering from the likes of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative illnesses.

 Joel Schlesinger: Globe & Mail

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Ted TalksTED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

BJ Miller: What Really Matters at the End of Life

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A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. Bill Browder’s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. It continued in Moscow, where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union’s collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia. 

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

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