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Ken Long is:

  • a proud father of 3 great kids.
  • a retired Army lieutenant colonel
  • an Assistant Professor at the US Army Command and General Staff College
  • Director of Research for Tortoise Capital Management, ( www.tortoisecapital.com) a financial research firm with international and institutional clients.
  • a Doctoral candidate in Management at Colorado Tech University;
  • a Premier league youth soccer coach
  • a black belt in judo and ju jitsu and certified instructor in Army Combatives.

My Bliss: is being a father to 3 wonderful children who teach me about life everyday.

A favorite book: “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng-en. I identify with Sun Wu-kong

Mindfulness: includes the daily practice of sitting quietly, doing nothing, experiencing the Moment

Interests: investing, trading, martial arts, sports, management, creativity, spirituality, Buddhism and Taoism.

Background: An Airborne Ranger with  CIB, i have some skill in the areas of leadership, crisis management and systems thinking. I  learned leadership in the field and in Army schools as an enlisted Soldier and then as an officer under the tutelage of great sergeants and officers throughout my military career.

Skills: in systems thinking, i  earned a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California,  in the practical application of theory as an Army logistician, being refined in the doctoral program in management at Colorado Tech.

Public speaking: i speak on the subject of trading the stock markets. I specialize in the development of simple, robust, risk-managed, intermediate and short term trading systems that use Exchange Traded Funds. Next year I will speak in Australia, Germany, and a number of venues in the US.

Consulting: clients include international banks, hedge funds, venture capitalists, and private equity managers.

Trading services: simple daily and weekly email reports that alert subscribers to high probability trading opportunities that anyone can take advantage of,  without formal training or specialized knowledge. Mentoring and coaching for selected clients.

  1. masteroftheuniverse
    October 5, 2008 at 1:59 am

    You have a good blog. Although I’ve never been in the military like you, one would expect the military discipline to carry over to market.


  2. charles sohl
    August 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    no comment, but would like to subscribe

  3. Jeff Drewett
    December 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hello Ken,

    I would like to subscribe to your Tortoise 2 program.

  4. September 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Saw that you’d logged into Debategraph in 2009. I was in Army Intelligence from 1968-71. Studied history in college. Using best available info to make decisions is what I learned from those experiences. I’ve been aggregating info and ideas to support growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other areas for more than 30 years. I set up this debate graph as intro. As member of war college I hope you’ll appreciate the use of maps. http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers

  5. February 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    the same day the article came out, I received 3 validated scores >100, and I have paid up.

    thanks for the effort though 🙂

    the current high score is 144


  6. Vincent Martinelli
    April 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Ken, This is Vince Martinelli, from your ILE class in 2005 at Monterey. I read the article in Army Times about your development of “Futrue Force.” Very impressive! Sounds like you’re doing really well and I was happy to see that you’re still making a big impact educating Army officers. Keep up the great work.

    • May 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Thanks Vince; its great to hear a voice from the past, particularly given as much fun as we had in the classroom 🙂 we were on to some of the weaknesses in the FCS program years ahead of the curve, and I look back at that semester with great fondness. Hope this finds you well!

  7. November 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Ken, I need to speak with you about Appreciative Inquiry and if are available to be of assistance to me in a project? Can you give me your phone number? Or, can you give men a call? David Kramer, 216 496 2003, djkramer@kramerdevelopmentgroup.com

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