TMFKnightly

Mark Brooks

Chief Technology Officer at The Motley Fool

General Information

Name:
Mark Brooks
Fool Since:
June 20 2005
Where I Live:
McLean, VA
Where I Grew Up:
Wichita, KS
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Mostly Fool-inspired :D
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AIZ, AMZN, ATVI, ATW, CNI, CTSH, FB, HTH, LNKD, MIDD, NEE, NFLX, NOV, PRLB, SODA, TIE, TSLA, TTWO, VDSI, VFINX, Z

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
NFLX, Z, TTWO, LNKD
Industries:
Any

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Following Fools wiser than I.
Greatest Investment:
I was dropping money into VFINX long before I got into stocks, so technically...
Worst Investment:
My savings account.
Money I Manage:
My own. My wife's. My 2-year old's.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Grove City College
Job Title
CTO
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
America Online, HB Maynard and Co.

Interests

Personal Quote:
"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
My Interests:
The nexus of membership, investing and technology.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Tom Gardner. Oh wait, he's sitting right here...
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
To eat or to say? To eat: pimento cheese. To say: falafel.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Angel Fire, NM
Favorite Sports or Teams:
KU Basketball
Favorite Movies:
Memento, The Village, Fight Club, Contact, The Prestige, anything twisty. (Twisty, not Twisted. And not Twister, either.)
Favorite Board Games:
Settlers is excellent. David G also introduced me to Modern Art and Dixit - very different, but both a ton of fun.
Favorite Video Games:
Partial to Halo, but all my pals are converting to MW2.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Keane, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, MGMT, Ben Lee, Kings of Leon. 90's alt rock in general.
Great Books Read Recently:
Science of Success - Koch, Darwin's Black Box - Behe, There's a Word for It! - Elster
Book Currently Reading:
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel - by Rolf Potts

An Interview with TMFKnightly

Last updated: 6/17/2013
The Fool:
In what way would society be different if bears had become the dominant sentient species?
TMFKnightly:
I'd guess we wouldn't have needed to call out the right to bear arms...
The Fool:
What was your first educational exposure to investing?
TMFKnightly:
TMF's 13 steps.
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
TMFKnightly:
The double-helix.
[Read the full Interview]