CMFMonkey

Krzysztof Piekarski

General Information

Name:
Krzysztof Piekarski
Fool Since:
July 30 2004
Aliases:
SlothropsMonkey (5/5/2015), slothropsuncle (4/10/2006)
Where I Live:
My hammock between two banana trees
Where I Grew Up:
The Jungle (where you learn to live like an animal)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Mostly long on equities with a few (seemingly) obvious shorts sprinkled in here and there.
Stocks I Own:
AMZN, TSLA, DIS, NFLX, ATVI, AAPL, SHOP, AMT, MKL, UBNT, CMG, MELI, ANET, PYPL, SQ, IRBT, COHR, TTS, SBUX

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Apple, Netflix, Tesla, Amazon
Industries:
Gizmos and Gadgets, mostly. Plus conscientious companies changing the world for the better.
Boards:
Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Activision, Tesla, Whole Foods, (Lumber Liquidator and Take Two Stock Ticker Guide)
Books:
Even Monkeys Can Be Stock Market Geniuses; Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Intelligent Simian Investor; MonkeyBall
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor; Rule Breakers
Magazines:
Harvard Business Review; Wired; The Believer; Lapham's Quarterly; American Scholar; Lapham's Quarterly;
Blogs:
http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/
People:
Warren Buffet; Aswath Damodaran; David & Tom Gardner; Benjamin Graham.

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
NFLX
Worst Investment:
Shorting NFLX

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Williams College; University of Texas at Austin
Job Title
Chief Executive Monkey
Former Jobs
Teach For America; Whitman College

Interests

Personal Quote:
Sometimes I think I am surrounded by insects masquerading as men for some diabolical reason. ~Henry Miller
My Interests:
Bananas
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Detectives Jimmy McNulty and Bunk Moreland in a bar.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
You really need to ask?
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Big, tall, green trees with really high branches and comfortable hammocks.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Anyone playing the Yankees.
Favorite Movies:
Koko The Talking Gorilla; Planet of the Apes; Au Hazard Balthazar
Favorite Board Games:
Settlers of Catan: Sheep. I need sheep. Anyone got any sheep? I have wheat and bananas. Sheep?
Favorite Video Games:
Donkey Kong; The Secret of Monkey Island; Monkey Island 2: The curse of Monkey Island; Escape from Monkey Island; Tales of Monkey Island
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Monkey Speaks His Mind ~ Dave Bartholomew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNjuxtjtuWg
Great Books Read Recently:
Infinite Jest ~ David Foster Wallace
Book Currently Reading:
The Fabric of the Cosmos ~ Brian Greene ; The Rational Optimist ~ Matt Ridley ; Training in Compassion ~ Norman Fischer ; The Outsiders ~ William Thorndike ; Capital ~ Thomas Piketty

My Story

I prefer life itself over the stories I might tell about it.

How I Invest

Carefully.