I have two pieces to highlight today. The first is Eddy Elfenbein‘s wonderful synopsis of Sir John Templeton’s life and work. It’s sad that so few today aspire to be like Sir John’s. As Eddy puts it, the trend today is toward “crassness and institutionalized grift” rather than industry, charity and thrift. The other is Barry Riholtz’s annual mea culpa: My motto: ‘Fresh mistakes, every year,’ by which he intends to learn from his mistakes and to remind himself that we know a lot less than we think we do. Both are great. I recommend them heartily.