All posts by Dr. Douglas Rice

Robbins Book Scares Me

Tony Robbins, who’s rah-rah and NLP I am okay with, has a new book that scares the daylights out of me.

He now touts himself a financial guru now and has tapped into some top financial names for his new book. While I haven’t seen is book yet, reports that seem very valid suggest that he interviewed a true financial genius, Ray Dalio of Bridewater Capital, and came away with a portfolio that has been called “All Weather.” The back testing on this portfolio from 1984 shows an average return of 7% and only four down years with a worst down year of -3.9%.

That sounds too good to be true…those who know me can finish this sentence already… Continue reading Robbins Book Scares Me

What Google Knows About You

You can see what Google knows about you by going to

You can also manage your ad settings, somewhat but not totally, by going to your account settings and then the Account History tab

I found out that Google thinks one of my interests is baby food and formula, but golf in no where to be found.

My take: With regard to the invasion of privacy, Continue reading What Google Knows About You

NEW! Presentation Review Form

No reason to use more paper than we need to.

There is a new presentation review form on this site for students to use to provide feedback to the presenters.

You can find the form under Review in the title bar above or, if you are on a mobile device, it’s behind the black box with the three lines on the right side of the screen.

You can use this review form for every presentation over and over again. Each response will be recorded separately and anonymously.

After each course, I’ll forward all of the comments to the individual presenters for their review.

Please let me know with a comment below if you have question or issues.

Small World – Running Into Someone Online

This morning I received a email from the Federal Reserve in San Francisco regarding a live broadcast of “Financial Wellness and the Workplace.”

I clicked on the link and up popped Emily Harpster, the Senior Director of Economic Success at United Way Bay Area.

I can’t remember when I first met Emily, but I have had the pleasure of working with her conducting seminars and training on financial planning for her Sparkpoint clients for over 5 years. I even re-wrote one of my books and private labeled it for her clients.

As I knew she would, she did a great job on the broadcast. Which leads to the point for those in BUS 2600 – you never know who’s going to be crossing your path online.

As you consider the impact of technology on business, examples like this can remind you of shrinking distance between us.

It’s a small world after all.