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François Rochon: In praise of capital allocation virtuosos, Part 2

In my previous column, I elaborated on the theme of how very few executives are skilled at making sound capital allocation decisions. Great managers for years are asked, often suddenly, to make decisions on millions, if not billions, in capital investments. 730 more words

Business

Why I over-eat

I read a quote from Warren Buffet today. He says:

“You ought to be able to explain why you’re taking the job you’re taking, why you’re making the investment you’re making, or whatever it may be. 297 more words

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When It Comes To Tech Investing, Don't Overlook The Old Guard

In the tech sector, new companies with exciting stories often get the bulk of the attention — and the bulk of investors’ dollars. But in a recent interview with Canada’s Business News Network, Validea CEO John Reese says he’s finding more opportunities in older, less glamorous tech plays. 97 more words

Gurus

7 weeks post MBA - personal thoughts from a junior investor who fail often

It’s been 7 weeks since I graduated from Yale SOM. I spent the first two weeks and a half battling the CFA exam, 2 weeks traveling to Cali and Charleston and the rest 2 hanging out between New Haven and New York. 1,053 more words

Personal Thoughts

$32 Billion GiveAway

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged to giveaway $32 billion over the coming years.

There is no “time” scale set for the donation, which represents all of his fortune, according to Alwaleed. 348 more words

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What are we reading?

Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement (Farnam Street)

Media Consumption (Farnam Street)

Buffett’s Kraft Heinz Bet Valued at $24B on Debut ( 7 more words

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