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Education and Work
April 2 1997
Where I Live:
Where I Grew Up:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I am focused most of all on identifying companies that are using innovation -- whether in technology, business model, or cultural practices -- as an innovative weapon. It's called Rule-Breaking.
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, ALKS, AMBA, AMZN, ATVI, ATW, BIDU, BOFI, CMG, CNI, CY, DDD, DIS, DWA, ECL, ELLI, F, FB, FDX, FEYE, GOOG, GOOGL, IPGP, IRBT, ISRG, JOBS, LOW, LPSN, MASI, MELI, MIDD, MTCH, NFLX, NILE, NTES, NUVA, PCLN, PNRA, PRLB, QLIK, RNET, SBUX, SINA, SSYS, SWIR, TSLA, TTS, UA, UAA, WFM, YNDX, Z, ZEN, ZG (caveat emptor: some of these are picked by my children)
Find out at rulebreakers.fool.com or stockadvisor.com! :)
My specialties are probably the Internet and entertainment sectors. I also look for strong brands across all of my stock research. But I'm not industry-focused, per se.
Stock Advisor & Rule Breakers service boards are where I spend almost all my stock research time here at the Fool.
The Art of Game Design, by Jesse Schell
Motley Fool Stock Advisor Motley Fool Rule Breakers Motley Fool Pro Motley Fool--, yeah, you get the idea :)
Don't read 'em.
Jack Bogle, Clayton Christensen, Peter Lynch, SarahGen, Tom Gardner
My Area of Expertise:
AOL & Amazon.com & Intuitive Surgical & Priceline
Money I Manage:
Education And Work Information
UNC-Chapel Hill '88; St. Mark's (MA); St. Alban's (DC)
Co-Chairman & Chief Rule Breaker
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Writer/Researcher for "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street"; Minnesota Twins batboy
(1) "So if you care to find me, look to the western sky...."; (2) Sir Philip Sidney: "'Fool, said my muse to me, look in thy heart and write.'"; (3) Gandalf: "Fly, you Fools!"; (4) Elphaba, "Wicked": "Something has changed within me/Something is not the same/I’m through with playing by the rules/Of someone else’s game."
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Sid Meier, John Lassiter, Billy Beane, Roy Williams
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Favorite Vacation Spots:
South Pacific, Europe, South America
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Minnesota Twins; North Carolina Tar Heels
Favorite Board Games:
Agricola, Dominion, Castles of Burgundy, Android Netrunner, Magic
Favorite Video Games:
Last of Us, Uncharted series, Diablo, Skyrim
Favorite Music or Musicians:
45+ different Pandora stations plus a diverse iTunes mix that includes "Defying Gravity" (see Rule Breakers intro, June 2011)
Great Books Read Recently:
*Do More Great Work *The Why of Work *Conscious Capitalism *Chivalry
Book Currently Reading:
[8/2013] Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
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An Interview with TMFSpiffyPop
Last updated: 2/11/2015
Make a confession.
I have high cholesterol. I have 26 speeding tickets. I sometimes randomize my decisionmaking, and sometimes it even works!
Your greatest fear? Any neurotic ones (agoraphobia, triskaidekaphobia, etc.)?
Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
Styles on Video, detailed in "The Motley Fool Investment Guide" on pp. 156-8. "Accounts receivable are not sales, stupid." :)
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