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    Blasphemy

    God is in a bear market. Religious affiliation in the US is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s, as per the General Social…
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    The Fault In Our Stars

    All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. – William Shakespeare The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, for we…
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    Grattitude

    Artists have no choice but to express their lives. Peter Tunney is one such man. His life story is as colourful as his highly acclaimed art. Tunney nearly died at…
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    The Seeker

    Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse written in 1922. It deals with the story of a restless Indian boy named Siddhartha, who leaves the comfort of his home…
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    The Gospel Of Wealth

    Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming from a poor background, he loved making money and he loved spending it. Yet he felt guilty sometimes about…
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    What Babies Teach Us

    Zaynab turns two this month. As a first time father, I also turn two in my experience as a parent. I feel like we are growing up together. For the…
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    Ahsan

    I’d like to tell you a story. By 2006, it had been four years since I visited Pakistan. I was twenty-two and change and I had kept myself busy in…
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    The Elegant Universe

    Sonder n. The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic…
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    Macro Mavens

    All macro traders suffer. In 1979, when hedge fund titan Paul Tudor Jones was still a broker, he lost over 60% of the equity in his clients’ accounts on a…
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    Abundance

    Even after all this time, The sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, It lights the whole sky. —Hafiz At…
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    The Fall

    I come from a big family. My mother has eight siblings and my father has ten. You can imagine how many uncles, aunts, and cousins I have. Yet, there is…
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    The Shrine

    As fragrance abides in the flower, As reflection is within the mirror, So does your Lord abide within you, Why search for him without? —Guru Nanak There is an old…
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    Great Expectations

    When I first read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, I didn’t fully fathom the genius of the novel. I was in high school, and saw it as a traditional unrequited love…
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    ‘Tis the Season of Shame

    Shortly after I graduated from university, I landed a job as a bank teller in Toronto. It was surprisingly enough one of the best things that could have happened to…
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    Awakenings

    There is an old story about a beautiful peasant girl named Layla who was passing through a farmland while going to another village. There was a man offering his prayers…
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    The Sixth Sense

    Close both eyes, to see with the other eye. – Rumi In religious scriptures, we learn that God created man out of dust from the earth, and then breathed into…
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    Dreams Deferred

    What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat?…
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    Old School Macro

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of my father’s career. If you were to remind him, however, he probably wouldn’t realize it. He’s not one to keep count. He’s probably…
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    The Forty Rules Of Love

    I didn’t always use to read. I was more of a sportsman than a scholar growing up and couldn’t bring myself to turn to books in high school or even…
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller The story of Helen Keller…
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    Saving The World

    I set out to search for wrong, I found no one wrong in the world. When I took a look at my own self, I found no one more wrong…
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    Between Past And Future

    I’m a poor predictor of my own behavior. Twenty years ago I was watching Doogie Howser and predicted I would be going to Johns Hopkins University and eventually become a…
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    The Calling

    Like the eclectic hedge fund star Hugh Hendry, I like to think my path into the world of investing was a matter of predestination. My initial plan was to become…
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    Why Stray Reflections?

    The title of our publication, Stray Reflections, is taken from the private journal of the same name kept by the great poet Muhammad Iqbal in 1910. The journal contained odd…
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