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Stock Stories | Case Studies and Mental Models for Individual Investors

Jan 30, 2019

It's the 80/20 rule, also known as the Law of the Few.  It's a pattern that emerges in different phenomena - 20% of the causes are responsible for 80% of the effects.  In this episode we explore the implications of this mental model in investing, and see how it applies in other areas of life as well.

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Jan 24, 2019

Apple is one of the largest computer and electronic companies in the world.  It is known for its highly engineered, high quality (and high priced) products.  Over the decades it has found a way to innovate, from the first Apple I to the Macintosh, to the iPhone.  With the initiation of a dividend and large stock...


Jan 17, 2019

Walmart, now the world's largest retailer, started out as a small five-and-dime store in rural America.  Sam Walton, its founder, gradually created the retail empire, which now consists of over 11,000 stores.  It has been one of the most profitable stocks that you could have invested in over the past several decades. ...


Jan 10, 2019

It is the world's largest social media company, and its rise as a cultural influence has been nothing short of extraordinary.  In this episode we discuss Facebook's rise first as a social media empire, and then as a thriving advertising business.  After discussing the financials, we'll go over some of the risks...


Jan 2, 2019

This episode shares just a little bit about me and where I am coming from when it comes to investing.

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