What do you get when you combine an intuition for finance and a passion for photography? You get an accomplished individual who’s making his mark in both endeavors. Max Salk of Blackstone Group is the person in question and he’s making the most in each undertaking as he zestfully pursues them in New York City and all over the world.
The world of finance has been a passion for Salk since his college days when he enjoyed watching the news on CNBC and researching hot stocks. His Finance degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enabled him to get a foot in the door. He’s currently an investment analyst with Blackstone after a stint with Morningstar and PPM America.
As Max Salk continues to make waves with both of his pursuits he has developed some core principles that help him along his path of success. He has found that preparation can be a difference maker. The simple act of bringing along his camera as he took a walk in Rotterdam led to an extraordinary fog-shrouded photo of a harbor. It can be seen on his natural landscapes website along with many other memorable scenes.
Salk has also found that flexibility can serve very well as he waits for just the right natural lighting to complete a breathtaking scene. He’s very cognizant of the fact that not every detail can be controlled and the ability to pivot is equally important.
Making the most of critical moments is another attribute that Salk considers vital in both business and hobby. He gives an example of a polished and persuasive presentation of an investment opportunity. Nobody sees the hours of research and preparation that goes on beforehand and Salk hones in on those crucial moments with his audience.
Another factor that carries great weight is Salk’s belief that there is more than one path to success and satisfaction. If he could speak to his younger self he would bring this concept to the fore of the conversation. He’s also a practitioner of a relentless mindset. He goes about all of his endeavors with vigor and passion until he finds what works.