1. Do you consider math your ally or your enemy? If you feel math is against you rather than fighting for you, I want to change your perspective. Or, perhaps math isn’t quite as exciting as it used to be and you need a little “math love.’ If math were a tree, would it be giving…

  2. This is blog 7 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I share how culture is at the core of Coaching Actuaries. One fast way my brains shuts down is to hear buzzwords. A…

  3. This is blog 6 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll illuminate the dark side of ideas. One key principle we have at our company is that we are more effective if we…

  4. (This is blog 5 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll identify the two ditches you must avoid to lead well.) We’re deep into winter in Iowa again, so I’m enduring the cold,…

  5. This is blog 4 of 7 where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll share the key to a great career and building a great company is honest feedback. As far as I can remember, I’ve…

  6. (This is part 3 of 7, where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31. In this blog, I’ll distinguish what I’ve learned as the difference between leading and managing.) Certainly, when your staff increases from 5 to 31, it requires…

  7. Did you know anything about actuaries when you were a kid? We put together an actuary-themed alphabet book to help readers of any age learn more about what actuaries do! We hope it helps in its own small way to introduce kids to a career that combines math and business to solve problems around the…

  8. (This is blog 2 of 7, where I share lessons I’ve learned the last few years as I’ve seen Coaching Actuaries grow from a staff of 5 to 31.) Actuaries must solve some of life’s more difficult problems. I mean really difficult. Most actuaries work with a company, such as an insurance company, where their…

  9. There are many reasons we start a company. One common reason is we want to build something that will grow. That was why I started my company in 1995. Originally, called SALT Solutions, now you know it as Coaching Actuaries. The company has always provided actuarial consulting and actuarial education. My friends told me that…

  10. I’m writing this blog on 8/27/2018, the day my third grandchild was born. Dates are important in life. But, they are also important for actuaries, both on the job and for passing the exams. On the surface, it may seem like managing dates is easy because usually it only involves finding the time difference between…