Adem Tahiri

Business, Talent Acquisition, and Labor Market Consultant by day. I help businesses solve needs relating to hiring, competitiveness, and workforce operations, so they can meet their goals. BA-Economics/Political science from EIU. PHR. Currently pursuing MBA at Purdue University.

General Information

Adem Tahiri
Fool Since:
April 30 2012
mrrightside (2/12/2013)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)
Stocks I Own:

Investing Favorites

Consumer Goods, Real Estate, Business Consulting, Staffing
One up on Wall Street-Peter Lynch You're Money and Your Brain-Jason Zwieg The Little Book that Beats the Market-Joel Greenblatt The Million Dollar Portfolio-David and Tom Gardner
Stock Advisor
The Common Tulip:
Peter Lynch Jason Zwieg Joel Greenblatt

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Politics, employment and financial markets. I love how they all play a role together.
Greatest Investment:
CMG @ $79/share
Worst Investment:
FNFG @ $14/share (sold at 8)
Money I Manage:
My own, my families and a few close friends

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Northeastern Illinois University (BA-Political Science/Economics) Eastern Illinois University (BA)
Job Title
Sr. HR/Business Consultant, Writer
Former Jobs
Director of Recruitment, General Manager, Recruiter, Writer


Personal Quote:
"You have to find what you love"-Steve Jobs
My Interests:
Employment and financial trends/markets, POLITICS, real estate, traveling, boating, psychology, comedy, spicy food
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, President Nixon, Kate Upton (haha)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Mexican food, southwest food, spicy, hot wings (love bwld!)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Charleston-SC Cancun-MX San Diego-CA
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Let's go White Sox!!! Da' Bears
Favorite Movies:
I Love You Man The 40 Year Old Virgin Nixon Wall Street
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly and Risk
Favorite Video Games:
Star Wars-Knights of the Old Republic Madden
Favorite Music or Musicians:
The Eagles Jack White
Great Books Read Recently:
The Big Short Your Money and Your Brain Moneyball The Gamble Against All Enemies
Book Currently Reading:
The Little Book of Behavioral Investing

An Interview with TheCommonTulip

Last updated: 8/26/2012
The Fool:
If you could change one thing about your workplace, corporate culture, or family life, what would it be?
I'd take more chances in all of the above of my personal life. You only live once.
The Fool:
What on Wall Street today is most suited for reform?
I think margin requirements need to be raised, the markets are too volatile, which keeps smaller investors on the sidelines.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
When I look back at my life one day, I hope to say I made a difference in as many peoples lives as possible. Somehow, if I can accomplish that, I'll consider myself successful.
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

I try to buy only two types of stocks. 1). A stock that will significantly outperform the market because their is a disconnect between it's value and share price. 2). A stock that will significantly outperform the market because it's on the right side of a long lasting catalyst, theme or bull market of some sort. Of course they still have to check out fundamentally. Also, if I'm not comfortable holding a stock through a 30-50% decline, I simply won't buy it. I am a focus investor, I don't believe in individual stock diversification. I buy a select few stocks that I believe will drastically outperform the market. Diversifying is what index funds and etf's are for (I hold those too). So, I won't buy something I'm so-so on or something just for the dividend. If I can't find a compelling stock but I think it's a good time to buy (the market), I'll just buy an index. When I find those few stocks a year though, that can outperform, I buy big and hope for the best.