Bloomberg recently profiled a photo series from London-based photographer Travis Hodges entitled “The Quantified Self.” In each set of photos, Hodges captures people and the data they track, including sleep and spending habits, physical and social activity, health and happiness metrics. Almost every subject shares how quantifying and tracking have brought tangible positive changes to well-being. Since Suran’s uncle died of a heart attack, he gets a 3D body scan each month to measure and record seventeen circumference measures. Because significant belly fat predicts heart disease better than most metrics, the 3D scan demonstrates to Suran that he’s keeping up with his dietary and swimming goals. Rosa worried she was spending too much each month, and even feared that someone might have found a way to steal from her bank account. After tracking all of her debits, she soon realized…

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Oscar Wilde would have loved the Twitter genre; he was a veritable epigram machine. Even though everything he wrote is now at least a century old, it hasn’t lost relevance or zing. Think of how pertinent Wilde’s statements still are on topics as diverse as Narcissism: “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Celebrity: “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not   being talked about.” Identity: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Transcendence: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Modern conveniences: “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” For us, though, the best Oscar Wilde quote is from The Picture of Dorian Gray: “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the…

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As the person most responsible for improving the overall financial performance of your organization, risk management is among your many priorities. Chatham has assisted thousands of CFOs with everything from validating the effectiveness of their existing hedging programs to quantifying risk and implementing new programs. We help connect the dots enabling CFOs to see their risk holistically across both treasury and accounting. We work with companies of all sizes to develop tailored solutions for short-term needs and that set the stage for long term success. We recognize the desire to avoid unwanted surprises and compliance problems. That’s why Chatham puts more science behind your existing or new program, as well as the technology that puts accurate information at your fingertips and gives you financial peace of mind in navigating new hedge accounting regulations.

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