What’s your gift?

Over the last three years, since I started blogging, I have been collecting a lot of amazing YouTube super videos. You can find them all here. The recent one that I added to my collection is “Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing”, Google talk given by William Green. If you haven’t listened to this talk then I would highly encourage…

United Spirits Limited

Want to become a millionaire? All you need to do is to invest a billion dollars in the airline industry. To complicate it further fund the investment by taking a lot of debt. This is what Vijay Mallya did when he started Kingfisher Airlines in 2003. What is the result? Click here to read the…

Berkshire Hathaway 2015

Archimedes was an Ancient Greek mathematician and physicist. He once said that — Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. The claim of Archimedes is theoretically possible as levers can be used to exert a large force over a small distance at…

Lecture Notes Available on Kindle

I received a lot of positive feedback for my lecture notes on value investing. Some of you wanted to read the lecture notes on Kindle. Couple of hours back I published it on Kindle. Click here to purchase the Kindle version for $1.99. I wanted to give away the Kindle version for free. But Amazon doesn’t allow this and…

Visa & MasterCard

In 1949 Frank McNamara was having dinner in a Manhattan restaurant and when the bill came he realized that he had left his wallet at home. By the time his wife arrived and the bill had been settled, McNamara was deep in thought. After ruminating for sometime McNamara came up with the idea of using…

Invariants

One of my favorite quotes is — A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I am using this quote to signify a milestone that I will be reaching today. I am writing my 200th post and it took me 3 years to reach this milestone. Click here to read the rest.

IBM – A value buy or trap?

Sometime back my friend Hari and I presented a case study on IBM to my first batch students. You can view the presentation here. If you want to educate yourself on the business model of IBM then you should read this and this. While preparing for the presentation I came across an excellent video from Warren…