Dr. Ben Lerner

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4 Approaches to Wealth Critical to Financial Health: What it means to be “Truck poor?”

The spiritual downside to spending 30 years studying finances and the last 7 focused on business academics is that I judge people’s property. I look at the brand-new truck people are driving and make assumptions like “Truck poor is the new poor.” According to one top economist, dropping $40,000 on…


SHOULD YOU PAY OFF YOUR DEBT AS FAST AS POSSIBLE OR NOT AT ALL?

Snowball, Avalanche Method – or Hold?   Your interpretation of debt can make or break your financial future. I first want to say, as a very risk averse human being, I do not like debt.  Debt is as much an emotional issue as a financial one and thus, I also…


THE POWER OF A PERSONALITY TEST AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

Understand your inner world for a more successful outer one   If you haven’t done personality measurements on yourself, the people closest to you, and those that you lead; you could really be missing out. Personality testing can make a powerful impact in your life. When getting my Masters in…


4 STEPS TO BUILDING A WALMART-LEVEL BUSINESS

HOW LEADERS CAN BUILD A CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR       With 11,766 stores and 2.2 million employees, Walmart is the largest and most powerful company in the world.  When they began selling my books in their stores, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speakers at their famous management meeting…


Wealth is Health: Research in psychology shows why more money is more health

7 Steps to the top   When you’re writing a book, if you can get someone truly cool and not just Facebook famous, but truly part of history to contribute or be interviewed, there’s that something extra when the book comes out.  One such interview we did for one of…


BUILDING FOR WEALTH AND TO SELL

Cash flow, Free cash, and Free-dom   UNDERSTANDING THE FLOW OF CASH Recently, I’ve been asked to become the CFO for what is evolving into the most compelling, effective, and vertically integrated tech firm in history. When a CFO comes into any organization, the most important item to understand is…