TheCommonTulip

Adem Tahiri

Business, Talent Acquisition, and Labor Market Consultant by day. I help businesses solve needs relating to hiring, competitiveness, profitability/cost savings, and workforce operations, so they can thrive (or turnaround). BA-Economics/Political science from EIU. PHR. Currently pursuing MBA at Purdue University.

General Information

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

Investing Basics

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

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Multi-baggers
Industries:
Consumer Goods, Real Estate, Business Consulting, Staffing
Books:
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
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor
Blogs:
The Common Tulip: commontulip.com
People:
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

Interests

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?
TheCommonTulip:
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?
TheCommonTulip:
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?
TheCommonTulip:
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.