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Frank Boland
November 11, 2020

It was a summer day as my new friend and I walked towards Quincy market to have lunch. He was considerable older than me and very definitely a Boston Braham. I had met him 15 minutes earlier. As we headed toward the market, it seemed as though every other passerby would acknowledged his presence with at least a nod. We were in Boston’s...

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Frank Boland
October 16, 2020

Ben Gaines and I approached the front door of the Union Club of Boston. Ben was a political commentator from Washington with a heavy Yiddish accent. And I was a 25-year-old Irish kid from public housing with a bad Boston accent. A butler opened the door for us. The club was a total bastion of Boston investment Brahmins. These people were from...

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Frank Boland
September 10, 2020

To me an open secret is something known but not acknowledged. Years ago, a client, who was an executive of Coca-Cola, invited me to the company in Atlanta, Georgia. I was surprised by two things. Firstly, that Robert W. Woodruff – the entrepreneur who built the company – had an apartment in the building and secondly, the formula for Coca-Cola...

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Frank Boland
August 17, 2020

Professor Peter Drucker was sitting on a hard wooden chair center stage. Below him, a large lecture hall was filled with middle age businessmen. They all looked as though they had attended elite business schools and ran major corporations. Most of them did. The professor was there not to give a lecture but to answer questions. It was totally...

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It isn’t as important to buy as cheap as possible as it is to buy at the right time.

– Jesse Livermore