Browsing archives for 'Investing'

Warren Buffett and optimism for our future

Business , Investing , Philosophy 26 February 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve long been a huge fan of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – their words of wisdom often go beyond the narrow confines of ‘value investing’ and into every day life. Contrary to the tone of what you might read on the front page of newspapers or on CNN.com, Buffett’s latest Berkshire Hathaway annual letter [...]

Thoughts on “non-consensus right”

Business , Investing , Technology 25 March 2010 | 3 Comments

A recent TechCrunch article about the launch of Floodgate, a seed-stage investment company run by Mike Maples and Ann Miura-ko, highlighted Maples’ approach to investing: he looks for ideas that are “non-consensus right.”  While every investment has to be “right” otherwise it won’t work out (pretty logical…), not every investment firm/VC looks to be non-consensus.  Indeed, [...]

The 0.01% Chance

Business , Investing , Philosophy 5 February 2010 | 12 Comments

When that first idea pops in your head, it’s easy to be a wild-eyed optimist as an aspiring entrepreneur.  Of course you’re going to change the world – whether that be in search, education, or the music industry. But what are the real odds that your idea becomes a complete success – that you get [...]

Seeking returns as an accurate contrarian theorist

Business , Investing 19 January 2010 | 0 Comments

I finally got around to checking out some of the amazing content on iTunes U and came across a talk by Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the PayPal mafia, addressing the general idea of entrepreneurship and providing a narrative of how he came to build LinkedIn (see link at the end of [...]