Barbara Horne is a Business Management professional focused BI Tools, Learning Solutions, Process Improvement and Project Management . She has successfully taught thousands of individuals in environments ranging from Wall Street’s Top Firms to the Government and Academia.
She has started several small businesses and projects including BluEnke: a small Women’s Centered Publishing company, Liquids and Eats: an urban café and The Business Channels: a boutique consulting firm.
She is on the Board of CESI which uses technology to help fight poverty and the NY rep for the UN NGO Athletes United for Peace.
Barbara Produced and Co-produced “Lyrical Riot” and “Womyn’s Words” Spoken Word Open Mics; and has performed at numerous events including “Take Back the Night”.
She has had writings featured on ” Seeking Alpha”, “The Glass Hammer” and other websites and publications.
For the last few years you can find her expanding her boutique firm “The Business Channels” to focus on IT Learning and Adoption.
She has presented at Cloud Connect China, Interop Las Vegas, QCon Tokyo and keynoted at QCon Beijing. She is interested in Tech, specifically IT, small business, China, Brazil and political and economic systems and theories (capitalism, socialism...)
...ON THE MARKETS
"It is a zero sum game. Plain and simple. There is NO SUCH THING AS A SURE THING...only risk what you are prepared to lose."
35 year Petroleum Industry worker, retiring in 2017, worked in Texas, South America, Mid East and Far East and currently technical adviser to the reservoir tracer technology group designing and analyzing waterflood and frac tracer projects for wells throughout the world. I have collaborated on three published papers and is co-sponsor of the patent on oil tracer technology for hydraulic stimulation production measurements.
I wish I was a successful famous investor so I could contribute something useful here, but I'm just a casual investor who took a one semester investing course at a local community college many moons ago. You won't be seeing any dazzling insightful investment articles penned by me, but if you need to know what table saw or saw blade to buy, I'm your guy!
I'm married with 6 kids (4 still home), still working as a quality technician for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (formerly a JNJ holding), and hoping to retire in the next 10-12 years. I manage about 1/3 of my 401K through Fidelity, and hire professionals to manage the rest. My investment philosophy is pretty flexible, currently using a mix of blue chip and growth stocks, growth funds, a mix of high yield dividend paying investments (BDCs, MLPs, REITs, preferreds, etc), some biotech funds and ETFs (FBIOX, JAGLX, FBT), and a couple of foreign funds (currently focused on Japan and Europe). My focus lately has been on generating income for retirement about 10 years out, and am trying learn all about the benefits of dividends.
Former Management Consultant at a large big four accounting firm focusing on strategic initiatives, current state assessment and large global organizational transformations. Experienced in process improvement and design as well as project management, and organizational strategy and change management. Currently attending law school.
carefully investing but more often investigating; have had 6 decades of remembered losses in both public markets and private placements. Still a board member of a nonprofit and still holding shares in companies seeded long ago but not yet having reached their investor exits. Trying to be thoughtful about investments and enjoying the experience. Becoming less current all the time, likely finding me to be a doddering old fuddy duddy for anyone reading what I post here.
I analyze securitized bonds for a living, investing in equities and FX on my PA.
I'm definitely not an equities guy, but I do like to add my own background knowledge in securitized products/credit and real estate when it comes to investing in REITs and BDCs.
My investment horizon on my PA is very very long.