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Quotes From Dhirubhai Ambani


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Personally I admire Dhirubhai Ambani’s  way of not  letting  other people circumscribe his dreams.I believe that if a person can dream up something he/she can do it.It may take time and effort and persistence but its not impossible. Personally I believe dreams are worth fighting for because they are a representation of out truest self and out innate abilities.Anytime I have self doubts I find that reflecting on incidents from his life gives me courage.After all life has not tested me in the way it did him.And anytime anybody tells me that something is undoable in one lifetime I just tell myself to see how far Dhirubhai came in one lifetime.Following are some quotes from the great man.Use them to spur you on in life.

“Only when you dream it you can do it.”

“For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win!”

“I, as school kid, was a member of the Civil Guard, something like today’s NCC. We had to salute our officers who went round in jeeps. So I thought one day I will also ride in a jeep and somebody else will salute me.”

“I am deaf to the word “no”.” Read more of this post

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Quotes


wealthymatters.com“If a girl is beautiful a suitor will come. If a stock is beautiful, a suitor will come. So I don’t search for suitors when I buy the stock.”

“I have learnt two things about the press and wives. When they say something – don’t react.”

“India will remain in a phase of very good economic growth for the next 30 years.”

“Markets are like women — always commanding, mysterious, unpredictable and volatile.”

“Anticipate trend and benefit from it. Traders should go against human nature.”

” Successful investors are opportunistic and optimistic ones.”

“The mother of bull all runs is still to come.”

“I have two-three dreams in life. The first dream is that when I die and only truth of life is death, how many people come to my funeral and say, a good man has died. That is the greatest ambition in my life. Second thing is I want to earn the greatest wealth of the world in the most legitimate manner; practical legitimate manner and leave the largest part of it to charity.”

“Respect the market. Have an open mind. Know what to stake. Know when to take a loss. Be responsible.” Read more of this post

Charlie Munger’s Quotes = Mungerisms


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Here is my list of “Mungerisms”.Over time I have used many of them to my advantage and the rest are in my list as reminders of ways I could improve my condition or as cautions against folly.I hope you too find them just as helpful as I do.

 

  1. (1)”Most people are too fretful, they worry to much.  Success means being very patient, but aggressive when it’s time.”

(2)”Using [a stock’s] volatility as a measure of risk is nuts. Risk to us is 1) the risk of permanent loss of capital, or 2) the risk of inadequate return. Some great businesses have very volatile returns – for example, See’s [a candy company owned by Berkshire] usually loses money in two quarters of each year – and some terrible businesses can have steady results.”

(3)”I think that, every time you saw the word EBITDA [earnings], you should substitute the word “bullshit” earnings.”

(4)“Warren talks about these discounted cash flows. I’ve never seen him do one.” “It’s true,” replied Buffett. “If the value of a company doesn’t just scream out at you, it’s too close.”

(5)”If you buy something because it’s undervalued, then you have to think about selling it when it approaches your calculation of its intrinsic value. That’s hard. But if you buy a few great companies, then you can sit on your ass. That’s a good thing.”

(6)”We bought a doomed textile mill [Berkshire Hathaway] and a California S&L [Wesco] just before a calamity. Both were bought at a discount to liquidation value.”

(7)”For society, the Internet is wonderful, but for capitalists, it will be a net negative. It will increase efficiency, but lots of things increase efficiency without increasing profits. It is way more likely to make American businesses less profitable than more profitable.  This is perfectly obvious, but very little understood.”

(8)”Virtually every investment expert’s public assessment is that he is above average, no matter what is the evidence to the contrary.” Read more of this post

Buffett Quotes


wealthymatters.comI have always enjoyed Warren Buffett’s quotes.I enjoy the folksy humour.I appreciate the insights.And I find they help me remember important things just when I need to.I have benefitted from sticking to his fundamentals.I thought I’d share my collection of Buffetisms with you.I will add to the list as I come across them.If you have any favourites please share them with me.I’d love to hear them.

  • “Beware of geeks bearing formulas.”
  • We’ve put a lot of money to work during the chaos of  the last two years. When it’s raining gold, reach for a bucket, not a thimble.”
  • “Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.”
  • “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”
  • “I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board. “
  • “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”
  • “The basic ideas of investing are to look at stocks as businesses, use market fluctuations to your advantage, and seek a margin of safety. That’s what Ben Graham taught us. A hundred years from now they will still be the cornerstone of investing.”
  • “Stocks are simple. All you do is buy shares in a great business for less than the business is intrinsically worth, with management of the highest integrity and ability. Then you own the shares forever.”
  • “The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. The products or services that have wide, sustainable moats around them are the ones that deliver rewards to investors.”
  • “I won’t talk unless they bring me a price.”
  • “I can’t be involved in 50 or 75 things. That’s a Noah’s Ark way of investing – you end up with a zoo that way. I like to put meaningful amounts of money in a few things.”
  • “If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don’t need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor.” Read more of this post
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