The first thing people often ask me when they are thinking about investing is “what should I invest in?” However, the first question they should be asking is “why am I investing?”
In a previous post, I talked about the motivations for investing. If you’re wondering or [...]
Integrated decision-making combines, synthesizes, and mediates information from analysis, emotion, intuition, and body when making our decisions. Integrated decisions lead to outcomes that better satisfy ourselves in analytical, emotional, intuitive, and physical or physiological ways. We can use this approach of integrating analysis, emotion, intuition, and body, what I call Integrated Investment Decision-Making, when making [...]
“What is social impact?“, asked someone anonymously on Quora.
Social impact is:
Empowering people and creating more equal societies. Carrying on activities in ways that do not exploit people and planet and reducing activities that do. Taking care of the village.
All other definitions (positive social change, reduce negative externalities, do good, do things [...]
The Big Venture Challenge looked into the motivations of new investors in social ventures and published their findings. In summary, they noted the following six “motivations”:
the expectation of a financial return a strong business proposition an impressive social entrepreneur a financially literate team an offer of an equity stake risk mitigation
I was [...]
What is integrated investment decision-making? It is integrating information from analysis, emotion, intuition, and body into our investment decisions.
Why do this? Integrated decisions lead to better, optimized outcomes. I’ve encountered many stories where an investor’s decision was led by one input over the others.
For example, an investor’s analysis suggested an opportunity [...]
Back in March this year, I published the first thoughts behind the impact lens that I have and use. It has since been further developed, the details of which are better explained in Chapter 1 of my book. However, here is a preview.
What is meant by “doing social good”, “things that [...]
Is it because women don’t like to take high risks?
I want to de-bunk the myth that women tend to be risk adverse. Women take risks. We start businesses, we explore, and experiment. We re-locate half-way around the world and back again. We travel, we are inquisitive, and are curious about the world around [...]
I have been reflecting upon abundance lately.
Investing comes from a place of abundance. An abundant investor believes “there is more where that came from”. She is abundant with experience that can be shared – perhaps she has been on a similar journey as that of an entrepreneur innovating an idea into business reality. Or [...]
I believe impact is the fair and equitable access to resources for all.
I spent a fair part of last year responding with this statement when people asked me what impact is. However, it didn’t yet resonate with many people – some preferred more broad concepts of impact (such as doing good, values-based investing, and [...]
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- How Values Influence Your Motivation to Invest in the First Place | Pique Ventures on Why Do You Invest? Thoughts on Motivations
- What is Social Impact? | Pique Ventures on Integrated Investment Decision-Making
- What is social impact? | Pique Ventures on Impact Lens Updated
- Tina Crouse on Business Impact Canvas
- Women and Investment Decision-Making | Bonnie Foley-Wong on Impact Lens