Marc Faber - The Value of True Diversification
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
15h ago
BIO: Dr. Marc Faber, renowned for his unconventional expertise in investment strategies, is a fund manager and author. He serves as the editor of the “Gloom Boom & Doom Report” and the “Monthly Market Commentary,” earning international recognition as the pessimistic stock market expert “Dr. Doom.” STORY: In the late 1990s, Marc became convinced that the Dotcom bubble would burst. However, at the turn of 2000, Greenspan injected liquidity into the system because everyone was talking about the millennium. This caused the NASDAQ to go another 30% between January 1 and March 21. Marc was heavi ..read more
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ISMS 38: Larry Swedroe – The Self-healing Mechanism of Risk Assets
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
1w ago
In this episode of Investment Strategy Made Simple (ISMS), Andrew gets into part two of his discussion with Larry Swedroe: Ignorance is Bliss. Today, they discuss Larry’s recent piece, The Self-healing Mechanism of Risk Assets. LEARNING: Don’t engage in resulting because there will be periods when an investment will underperform and others when it outperforms. Resist recency bias. Avoid performance chasing.   “You don’t want to engage in resulting because there will be periods when an investment will underperform and others when it outperforms.” Larry Swedroe   In this episode of Inv ..read more
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Solomon Thimothy - Give Yourself Permission to Fail
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
2w ago
BIO: Solomon Thimothy is an entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in marketing and sales. As the co-founder and CEO of OneIMS, a leading inbound marketing and sales agency, and Clickx, he has helped businesses double their revenue using the 10X Framework. STORY: When Solomon started his service business, he built software unique to his business. The problem was it cost thousands of dollars, and he was a broke out-of-collage kid. His model was terrible; nobody would invest in his business. LEARNING: Every entrepreneur fails, so give yourself permission to fail.   “Make sure that wh ..read more
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Anthony Greer - Be Patient and Willing to Get Rich Slow
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
2w ago
BIO: Tony began a career in equity sales in varying capacities, including running sales and trading at Bank Hapoalim for three years and a team of sales traders at Dahlman Rose for five years. In November 2016, Tony launched the Morning Navigator, a macro trading newsletter distributed to over 800 professionals worldwide. STORY: Tony invested six figures into a small ophthalmic company his friend told him about. He didn’t know much about the company besides what his friend told him. He lost investment when the share price collapsed. LEARNING: Understand the nuts and bolts of the business you w ..read more
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Kevin Sutantyo - You Have to Back the Right Founders
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
2w ago
BIO: Kevin Sutantyo is the Partner for South East Asia investments for Sovereign’s Capital, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage, tech-driven, scalable companies. STORY: Kevin invested in a company, thinking that he had more influence over the outcome of the company than he actually did. So, he directed the company owners on what to do, making them over-dependent on Kevin’s opinion. As an investor, he wasn’t always in the office, so sometimes he wouldn’t be reachable. The company would get stuck without Kevin’s decision. LEARNING: You have to back the right founders. As investors, you ..read more
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Kevin Sutantiyo - You Have to Back the Right Founders
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
3w ago
BIO: Kevin Sutantyo is the Partner for South East Asia investments for Sovereign’s Capital, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage, tech-driven, scalable companies. STORY: Kevin invested in a company, thinking that he had more influence over the outcome of the company than he actually did. So, he directed the company owners on what to do, making them over-dependent on Kevin’s opinion. As an investor, he wasn’t always in the office, so sometimes he wouldn’t be reachable. The company would get stuck without Kevin’s decision. LEARNING: You have to back the right founders. As investors, you ..read more
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Bryan Kramer - Be Human and Build Relationships
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
1M ago
BIO: Bryan Kramer is a renowned business strategist, global keynote speaker, executive trainer and coach, investor, two-time bestselling author, and Forbes contributor. STORY: Bryan decided to expand his business, but the growth snowballed out of control to the point where he traveled 200 days a year and missed out on family time. Being on the road too much also saw him develop type two diabetes. Only after his 11-year-old son pointed out the horrible life he was living did Bryan decide to quit it all. LEARNING: Relationships carry us through the highs, the mid-levels, and the lows. First, loo ..read more
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Andrew Stotz - 8 Benefits of Increasing the Profits of Your Business
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
1M ago
Isn’t Capitalism Great!? Here are eight key benefits of increasing the profits of your business. And I challenge you to set the goal for 2024 to increase the profits of your business. Why is increasing profit so important? Because without profit any business will eventually die. Your obligation as a founder, owner, leader, or director is to ensure that profit remains strong. Reinvestment and Growth: Higher profits enable reinvestment in research and development, operations expansion, infrastructure improvements, and inventory, ensuring growth and long-term sustainability. Attracting Investmen ..read more
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Will Roundtree - Get a Customer First
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
1M ago
BIO: Will Roundtree offers the world a unique lens into wealth-building strategies and examines opportunities for his communities to expound on their knowledge and have effective practices to apply it. STORY: Will invested in a small tax franchise after he bought into the owner’s lavish lifestyle. He didn’t do his due diligence, only to discover that the owner had been stealing from his clients. This saw him lose over $40,000. LEARNING: Do your due diligence. Study the actual industry you want to invest in and verify its legitimacy. There’s no hack or shortcut to earning trust.   “People ..read more
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Kyle Mowery - Invest in Your Circle of Competence
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
by Andrew Stotz
1M ago
BIO: Kyle Mowery, founder and portfolio manager at GrizzlyRock Capital, has an 18-year career beginning at PAAMCO, where he honed his analytical skills. He later delved into high-yield corporate securities at T.H. Lee Senior Credit Strategies and expanded his expertise at BMO Capital Markets. STORY: Kyle invested in a business that produced sandalwood trees. He believed they were about to sell at significantly higher prices to buyers across the globe. Unfortunately, some of the sales fell through, management resigned and didn’t report when they sold their shares, and then the whole thing implo ..read more
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