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The Yin and Yang of Retirement: Balancing Financial Security with Personal Fulfilment with Lyle Sussman and David Dubofsky


Dr Lyle Sussman is the former Chairman and Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, and Professor Emeritus. Aside from 65 scholarly articles, he is a bestselling business author with more than 1,000,000 copies of his books in print in 15 languages. Excerpts of his books have appeared in Harvard Business Review Updates, Savvy, Bottom Line Reports, Working Woman, Inc., Success, Executive Book Summaries, Investor’s Daily, CNN, American Banker, US Air In Flight Audio, and hundreds of management blogs. He has spoken to more than 100,000 people and consulted around the world for both the private and public sector, with significant impact in the banking industry. He received his PhD from Purdue University, and his BS and MS degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was selected for Who’s Who in Business Higher Education.

Dr Dubofsky has published over 40 articles in journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He is the author of Derivatives: Valuation and Risk Management (co-authored with Tom Miller), and Options and Financial Futures: Valuation and Uses. Prior to retiring in 2020, Dr Dubofsky held faculty and administrative positions at TCU Neeley School of Business, the University of Louisville, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Seattle University. Previously, he was a visiting academic scholar for the Office of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and worked for Nalco Chemical Company and Standard Oil of Indiana. He earned his PhD in Finance from the University of Washington, MBA from the University of Houston, and BE in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York. He is a CFA® charterholder.

In this episode Lyle, David and I delve into their specialist area of the intersection of money, emotions and behaviours. We discuss their brilliant book Your Total Wealth as well as covering of the very important topic of information vs wisdom and how in an always on, information rich world, the application of true wisdom can make a big impact on your retirement journey.  

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