Looking for More Rose-Colored Swans

Being of Irish descent and a sports junky, I'm anticipating a busy few days with St. Patrick's Day and the NCAA tournament falling on the same weekend. Before I head out to purchase my famous corned beef and cabbage fixings, I want to spend a little more time thinking about possible Rose-Colored Swans that could make a positive difference in our portfolios. We hear doom-and-gloom scenarios almost every day, but it is worth considering the opposite side of the coin.

I found an interesting survey from the Harvard Business School that I think is mandatory reading for anyone who has a stake in our economic future. Professors Jan Rivkin and Michael Porter surveyed 10,000 alumni on the subject of U.S. competitiveness and possible solutions. The data are of great interest to me, as I think most of the solutions to our economic problems will ultimately come from business, not political intervention....498 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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