TMFZahrim

Anders Bylund

Anders Bylund is a Foolish Technology and Entertainment Specialist. Where the two markets intersect, you'll find his wheelhouse. He's been an official Fool since 2006 but a jester all his life. Follow Anders on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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General Information

Name:
Anders Bylund
Fool Since:
August 5 2004
Aliases:
Zahrim (7/5/2006)
Where I Live:
Odessa, FL
Where I Grew Up:
Odessa, FL
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks, stocks, and more stocks. Dabbles in options occasionally.
Stocks I Own:
AMZN, DIS, GOOGL, MU, NFLX, INTC, ISRG, OLED, ORAN, RAX, RHT, ROIC, SEAC, TIBX, TIVO, TSLA

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
GOOGL,ISRG,NFLX,TIVO

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Technology, entertainment, and high growth
Greatest Investment:
Buying MVL at $0.20 per share.
Worst Investment:
Selling MVL at $2 per share, missing out on the final $30 buyout price.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Florida State, University of Karlstad
Job Title
Writer
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool, Ars Technica, sundry freelancing jobs
Former Jobs
UNIX sysadmin at CSX and Nielsen, web developer at FSU Admissions

Interests

Personal Quote:
Can't hurt, might help. Might as well try it.
My Interests:
Writing, investing, music, wheelchair tennis
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Stephen King, just to see who's taller
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Thai curry, dialed up to 11
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Karlstad, Sweden
Favorite Sports or Teams:
FSU 'Noles
Favorite Movies:
Jerry Maguire, Princess Bride, original Star Wars trilogy, Dawn of the Dead
Favorite Board Games:
Chess.
Favorite Video Games:
Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Just Dance
Favorite Music or Musicians:
R.E.M., Kent, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bruce Springsteen
Great Books Read Recently:
Thog's Guide to Quantum Economics by Mike Brown

An Interview with TMFZahrim

Last updated: 9/21/2009
The Fool:
Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
TMFZahrim:
Easy -- no student loans, dummy! 18-year-old Anders drank way too deeply from the student borrowings well...
The Fool:
Is there a public figure that inspires you?
TMFZahrim:
Steve Burns (http://www.steveswebpage.com). You try to follow hosting Blue's Clues and not go insane.
The Fool:
What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two.)
TMFZahrim:
Chaplin's Pojke in Karlstad, Sweden. The best steaks I ever had, and I proposed to my wife there...
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Anders Bylund has been an official Fool since 2006 (but a jester all his life). A hardcore geek, he believes that the movie and music businesses will look radically different in a few short years thanks to new technology, and likes to cover every painful step of that journey in gory detail. Past glories include the Investing in Your Backyard series on local investments, speaking engagements, and ventures into nearly every Foolish feature under the virtual sun. Anders lives in Odessa, Fla., with his better half and three small children. He holds an MS in Information Science from Florida State University, where he graduated with honors in 1999 (go 'Noles!). Anders makes a mean tiramisu. His spare time is spent noodling on guitars -- real 12-strings or plastic toys -- and spending time with his family. He believes in coyotes and time as an abstract.

Contact Information

Email:abylund@fool.com Twitter:@TMFZahrim LinkedIn:http://goo.gl/e1MTur