A few nights ago, my typically energetic and talkative 10-year-old son was uncharacteristically quiet during dinner. I watched for a few minutes as he pushed the food around his plate, not really eating, looking deep in thought. I asked what he was thinking about, expecting a response about Minecraft or Roblox.
He let out a deep sigh and asked, “Can I have a birthday party?”
His birthday is in three weeks.
In a typical year, the answer would be an easy yes. But this is 2020. Nothing is typical and nothing is easy…
Gordon Thompson is an actuary with Amerisk Consulting and is a friend of our firm. While he works from home during the pandemic, his family is undergoing a crash-course in data-driven decision making as a result of the collision of his professional knowledge and family responsibilities. To learn more about his actuarial approach to his son’s birthday request, read his full post by clicking here.
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