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And That’s a Winner!

We want to share some fantastic news and recognition for the Take the Long View with Matt Hall podcast, which, despite being on hiatus since May of 2022, just earned a Signal Gold Award in the “Money & Finance” category. This international award had more than 1,700 entries from 30 countries! Revisit some of the episodes that earned Matt’s podcast its second significant award here.

Want to know the most popular episodes of all:

  1. Sid and Ann Mashburn: Tastemakers with Heart and Soul
  2. Morgan Housel: The Psychology of Money
  3. Danny Meyer: Creating a Better World Through Enlightened Hospitality
  4. David Kabiller: From “Goldman Slacks” to AQR

For details about the Signal Awards, read more here.

Image of the Month – 80 is the New 70

Last month, a few team members enjoyed dinner and a toast in honor of our Founder, Rick Hill, alongside his wife Lynn, to celebrate Rick’s milestone 80th birthday.

Friends and clients love knowing that Rick is part of the team. If you want to know why at 80, Rick is still helping people take the long view, Rick says, “I continue to be stimulated with my work duties and communicating with clients and prospects. I love the opportunity to continue interacting with the staff, whom I respect and enjoy being around. I find these relationships rewarding and energizing.”

The Image of the Month

This is the look on Rick Hill’s face when he received a surprise early birthday gift. His son and daughter coordinated the gift of a lifetime – a scholarship in perpetuity in Rick’s name. The photo is from a gathering at Trinity University where the scholarship was announced. Read the comments below from his son Rick Jr. for the rest of the story:

“The landline phone my roommate had mounted between our beds in my Trinity University dorm room would not stop ringing.

It was October 1990 and I was at my desk studying for midterms. I was tempted to just unplug it but I decided to get up and answer it to voice my displeasure.

It was my Dad. Before I could complain, he said “I have great news.”

Since I was graduating that Spring and told him I regretted not getting to study aboard because of baseball, he laid out his plans to take the family on a 2-week trip over the holidays to Australia and New Zealand.

Wow!

This was a serious upgrade over our summer trips to Lake Barkley, Kentucky where we’d pack our brown Ford Gran Torino station wagon and drive four hours south from St. Louis to stay in a glorified Motel 6.

Since I was going to graduate that Spring and my sister Laura was not far behind in her studies at Arizona State, he reasoned we should splurge on what could be our last extended trip together as a family.

It’s been over 35 years and I still remember every stop on our 8-city, 2-country tour.  From the Stephen Sondheim play at the Sydney Opera House to the Māori haka dance performance in Queenstown and the conversations we had over unforgettable meals. There are so many memories we still talk about today.

When I got back to campus, I described the experience to my friends as “the trip of the lifetime.”

The Trinity students I know who take the Sports in England class describe their experience the same way.  The quality instruction, priority access to venues, access to experts helping compare British and American sport models, and the opportunity to explore so many historical sites, made it a Trip of Lifetime.

That gave me an idea.

Dad, can you come up here and join me?

Luckily for our family our first Trip of Lifetime wasn’t our last. My Dad’s career gave us the financial means to take additional trips. His fear that we wouldn’t travel together was unfounded, especially since most were what my sister and I call a NWW…a no wallet week for us.

Dad for your 80th birthday we want to pay you back. We are going to establish a scholarship in Rick Hill’s name to send one student on every Sport in London class in perpetuity.

Honoring you this way ties in your love of trips, sports, and philanthropic desire to provide educational opportunities.

Thank you for everything you have done for our family.  Our Trips of a Lifetime have had an incredible impact on us, and we know it will be very meaningful for the recipients of these scholarships.

Happy Birthday Dad!”

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Featured entries from our Journal

Details Are Part of Our Difference

Podcast Episode – Meir Statman

With the Recent Events in Ukraine, Should I Make Changes to My Portfolio?

Embracing the Evidence at Anheuser-Busch – Mid 1980s

529 Best Practices

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