Investing

Think more before you act

(Excerpt from The Almanack of Ravikant) We waste our time with short-term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffett spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades....

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Value investing is about identifying mispricing

(Excerpt from Staring into the Valuation Abyss) I think there is a lot of confusion out there about what Value investing is. Lots of people seem to think it’s about buying really crappy companies for low multiples....

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Compounding is returns leveraged with time

(Excerpt from Last Man Standing by Morgan Housel) … compounding is just returns leveraged with time. Earning a 20% return in one year is neat. Doing it for three years is cool. Earning 20% per year for 30 years...

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Business and Investing are multi-disciplinary

(Excerpt from A Few Things I’m Pretty Sure About by Morgan Housel) An engineer can have a successful career knowing nothing other than engineering. Same for a chemist, meteorologist, or radiologist. Business and...

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Business first, management second

(Excerpt from Charlie Munger’s ‘Bag of Tricks’) “We have a very peculiar way of looking at things. We want to buy something that’s intrinsically a very good business, meaning that an idiot could run it and...

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Ben Graham kept changing his investment formulas and ultimately investing became too competitive

(Excerpt from The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel) Graham was constantly experimenting and retesting his assumptions and seeking out what works—not what worked yesterday but what works today. In each revised...

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Time is the important driver of investment returns

(Excerpt from The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel) As I write this Warren Buffett’s net worth is $84.5 billion. Of that, $84.2 billion was accumulated after his 50th birthday. $81.5 billion came after he...

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Focus on staying in the game until the odds fall in your favour

(Excerpt from The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel) The trick when dealing with failure is arranging your financial life in a way that a bad investment here and a missed financial goal there won’t wipe...

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Ben Graham’s return was largely delivered by GEICO

(Excerpt from The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel) Benjamin Graham is known as one of the greatest investors of all time, the father of value investing and the early mentor of Warren Buffett. But the majority of...

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BCG Growth Share Matrix

(Excerpt from The Star Principle by Richard Koch) There is a branch of business theory called strategy , which was invented by a new consulting firm, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in the 1960s. BCG’s most famous...

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