Gone Fishing With Buffett

wealthymatters Warren Buffet follows his own investment method and has stuck to it through thick and thin to made a lot of money. The key principles of this investment method, as described by Sean Seah in his book Gone Fishing with Buffett are as follows:

1. Investment Rule Number 1: Never Lose Money
Investment Rule Number 2: Never Forget Rule Number 1.

2. Risk comes from ignorance.

3. Buy businesses with good and exceptional economics and buy them at a sensible price. Repeat until wealthy.

4. The stock market is the only place where people who drive BMWs take advice from people who take the train.

5. If you need complicated maths for investing, Buffett would probably be distributing newspapers today. Read more of this post


Bet On Sure Things


Both investments have an 8 percent average annual return. But Investment #1 has a wide range of returns, while Investment #2 has a stream of returns that more tightly hug the average annual return.

If each of the points on the charts represents a monthly return and both investments achieve the same end result, which investment should you choose?

The answer: Investment #2 — the one with the tighter distribution of returns since it gives you a higher probability of achieving a higher return. Read more of this post

All About Entrepreneurs

The Dangers Of Ossification

In the story below Alok Kejriwal narrates what happens to a family business when it is ruled with an iron fist by the older generation which gives younger family members and outside professionals no opportunity to air new ideas.

Experience is good.And everything new is not necessarily good.Professional managers are not automatically better than family talent.It doesn’t pay to cast aside the old tried and tested methods without thought.However,nothing good comes out of eschewing new ways altogether.Taking a risk on something new,when the older way has been very successful,is hard.But regularly experimenting with new ways in a controlled manner and adopting them if they are good, is a must to stay competitive. Read more of this post

Advice For Speculators

Below is a nice write-up I found here: has some pretty sage advice if you like to gamble or speculate.

Personally,while my brain can grasp the fact that Warren Buffett’s  style of investing is the best way to make and keep money,I find it hard to control my urge to speculate.I deal with this problem by clearly delineating what resources I will gamble with and what I won’t ever hazard ,come what may.Next I’m willing to do what ever I need to to better my odds.Do read the article below;I have highlighted the important part.It will remind you of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s advice to buy with conviction.

Savvy Advice for Unsavvy Gamblers

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