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"Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts." -- Aladdin
Education and Work
August 24 2012
Where I Live:
Vegas / Denver / China
Where I Grew Up:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Long-term global value stocks, with a few smart growth picks. Academic focused idea of long-term global growth.
Stocks I Own:
LVS, DIS, AAPL, KHC, CSCO, APC, WFC, UA, UAA, NKE, FSLR, GAP, HAS, MAR, JNJ, F
Athletics, entertainment, media, and gaming
The Big Short, Warren Buffet: Snowball, The Tipping Point
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The Economist, Inc.,
My Area of Expertise:
Entertainment and Gaming
Money I Manage:
Education And Work Information
International M.B.A, University of Denver; Advanced Chinese, Beijing Cultural and Language University
Writer and Performer
Company / Organization
Motley Fool / Cirque du Soleil
Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Analyst, Western Union
"Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts." Disney's Aladdin
Acrobatics, diving and performing, juggling, discovering new coffee shops, traveling
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Diving and Gymnastics, Go team USA!
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An Interview with TMFMcNew
Last updated: 12/23/2013
To what extent has your financial success, or lack thereof, been the result of luck versus skill?
I would say that luck has been a pretty big part of my success, in that I come from a pretty not-well off and financially unconcerned family, and have still somehow found a love for finance. From getting into the finance world and beyond, I would say skill, and determination above all, have been the success factors.
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
When I was about 8, I used to clean peoples houses for money (starting with my siblings chores and moving onto peoples houses). I made a good amount of money this way, but would save most of it. Then my siblings would want to borrow money so I always lent it to them, keeping a detailed log of how much each sibling owed me (never interest bearing, what kind of brother do you think I am?)
What do you fear most?
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