TMFMileHigh

Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers has been a Fool since the late 1990s and a contributor to Fool.com since 2003. As a professional freelancer, he's written thousands of articles for not only the Fool but also AOL DailyFinance, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Writer's Digest, and 5280 Magazine, among others. At Fool.com, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Tim also contributes stock ideas to David Gardner's market-beating newsletter service, Motley Fool Rule Breakers, and helps manage a winning portfolio at Motley Fool Supernova, where he's a contributor to the Odyssey 1 mission. Find him online at timbeyers.me or send email to tbeyers@fool.com. For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

General Information

Name:
Tim Beyers
Fool Since:
January 2 1999
Aliases:
tbeyers (1/26/2005)
Where I Live:
Littleton, CO

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Misunderstood multibaggers in the making
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AINV, ATRO, BRK-B, CMG, CRM, DIS, EGHT, GOOG, GOOGL, HNRG, IBM, IPG, MIL, NCIT, NFLX, OVTI, PLPC, PSEC, PUDA, QLIK, RAX, RVBD, SDTHQ, SYX, TIME, TSM, TWX

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
The ones I own. Please also see (and subscribe to!) Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova.
Industries:
Entertainment (i.e., movies, TV, comics, video games), Tech (i.e., social media, software development, networking, wireless).

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
My preference is to invest early in businesses that are enabling or instigating structural shifts in established industries.
Greatest Investment:
Netflix LEAPS
Worst Investment:
Giving up on Amazon too early.
Money I Manage:
The Beyers Family Portfolio, with many personal investments in the stocks I recommend at Rule Breakers.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Royal High, California Lutheran University, Syracuse University
Job Title
Senior Tech Specialist, Comics and Pop Culture Commentator, Analyst for Rule Breakers and Supernova
Company / Organization
http://timbeyers.me

Interests

Personal Quote:
"I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell." -- Christopher Walken, Saturday Night Live; "I am Iron Man" -- Tony Stark
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
My father's parents
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Florence, London, Kona
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Baseball, Hockey
Favorite Movies:
Old: North by Northwest. 80s: Die Hard. Comic book adaptation: The Incredibles.
Favorite Board Games:
Diplomacy, Ace of Aces, Ticket to Ride, Star Fluxx
Favorite Music or Musicians:
RUSH, Sting, Social Distortion, and, frankly, anything that sounds remarkable
Book Currently Reading:
Comics: Thief of Thieves, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Moon Knight, The Massive, Chew, Green Arrow, The Walking Dead. Book: The Signal and the Noise.

An Interview with TMFMileHigh

Last updated: 9/21/2009
The Fool:
How do you define success?
TMFMileHigh:
Making enough money doing what I love to let the family live comfortably.
The Fool:
What has been your best work experience, and what made it so great?
TMFMileHigh:
Writing for the Fool. It's an intellectually engaging assignment, and my colleagues are also my teachers. I'm blessed.
The Fool:
Tell us about your greatest personal success, not necessarily finance related.
TMFMileHigh:
This one is easy: Marrying my wife and watching my kids grow. Nothing is better.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Tim Beyers has been a regular Fool contributor since 2003. Today, he covers the business of comics and pop culture entertainment as well as startups and innovation. If it has to do with the fantastic or unimaginably geeky, chances are he's covering it in some form. Tim is also a contributing analyst for David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova services, where he recommends and invests in disruptive ideas. His favorites use technology to create competitive advantage and, consequently, generate mountains and mountains of moolah! Yes, cash! Millions and millions of dollars in cash! Bwahahaha! (Oops, sorry.) Tim's favorite investing book is still One Up on Wall Street, but Hewitt Heiserman Jr.'s It's Earnings That Count is a close second. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications from California Lutheran University and completed his master's degree in the same field after winning a full graduate scholarship to Syracuse University. Tim lives with his wife and their three children in suburban Denver. Digitally, he lives on Twitter, where he's known as @milehighfool.

Contact Information

tbeyers@fool.com