By Ronald Delegge
The difference between well-built and poorly designed buildings can be strikingly drastic.
Take for example, I.M. Pei, the Chinese-American architect, who is a legend in his profession and has won many prestigious awards, including the Pritzker Prize. Among all the illustrious structures he’s designed, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH is the one edifice that he’d rather forget. Although the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame uses pyramid shapes that give it a recognizable look, the museum appears to be disheveled, disconnected, and lacking in continuity. Even Pei himself admitted the building he designed for rock “n” roll memorabilia has too many conflicting shapes that lack harmony.
Similarly, the portfolios that investors build for themselves or with the help of advisors can have major design flaws. One way to avoid flaws is to build portfolios with the…