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The Light Brigade

Enlightened Decisions. Better Outcomes. 


Light Brigade Services

The Light Brigade is an education company, focused on meeting the needs of professionals, their businesses, and households. We provide education in several areas, primarily:

1. Personal financial literacy, and

2. Professional development Our clients include individuals, households, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

Our focus is on the quality of our teaching, which is grounded in scientific facts, and on the success of our students as they implement our teachings.

Financial Literacy

In a world of deregulated financial services and advisors with conflicted agendas, personal finance decisions are more important than ever. Yet few adults have a comprehensive understanding of the body of knowledge needed to make constructive hous

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Professional Development

Currently, our professional development curriculum spans the fields of:

  • project management *
  • negotiations
  • leadership
  • corporate turnarounds *
  • accounting basics
  • marketing
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Sourcing Educators

The Light Brigade provides educational services in a number of fields. Occasionally, we have a need for instructors. You may use this page to add yourself to our instructor database.

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What our participants say

This ["Personal Finance Essentials" course] was one of the best non-academic courses I've ever taken. I am a junior faculty member in SOM [School of Medicine] and am trying to learn more about my finances, so that I can make better financial decisions & set myself up well for future financial endeavors. The course material was interesting & the instructor was highly knowledgeable. Thank you so much!


"In this volume [Leveraging People for a Corporate Turnaround], Yuval Bar-Or offers a groundbreaking integration between the world of corporate success and psychological principles. This is a sophisticated analysis of why identifying core human motivations, abilities, and skills is not just useful but critical to understanding organizational accomplishments and failures and the leadership that is responsible for both. Through clear descriptions and concrete examples, this volume makes a complex dynamic system quite accessible. Corporate leaders, executives, managers, teams, and employees will find it invaluable to understanding how psychological influences affect, not just the bottom line, but the very survival of a company. This should be a must read for any company going through change or turmoil, particularly in today’s turbulent economic environment."
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Shani Robins, Ph.D.
President of the Wisdom Therapy Institute and Wisdom Consulting International, and lecturer at Stanford University

This [personal finance course] was fantastic for my level of understanding and the exact right timing for this information. 3 years ago I wouldn’t have cared, and 2 years from now may be too late. I think Trainees (fellows or residents) that are in their terminal training program and going to be joining the workforce are the perfect target audience for this. I, like many other physicians, am extremely weary of financial “talks” and so this unbiased presentation was exactly what was needed from a knowledgeable source.

Johns Hopkins Cardiology Fellow
Seminar participant

Leveraging People For A Corporate Turnaround guides the reader through key leadership and management concepts with an approach that encourages introspection and learning. Yuval Bar-Or has created a pragmatic guide by weaving the core concepts of a turn-around with the author's direct experiences, observations and questions. He creates a vibrant and engaging experience appropriate for new managers and seasoned CEOs alike.

Martin Kornstein, PhD
President of ThunderCloud Innovation

Dr. Bar-Or presented an excellent overview of how individuals and families can protect their assets today and for retirement. His presentation at the American College of Osteopathic Internists’ Annual Convention in Baltimore served as a valuable refresher for ACOI members who are currently planning for retirement, and provided the necessary steps that Residents should follow as they begin their medical careers.