XMFSelzhanik

Paul Hooper

General Information

Name:
Paul Hooper
Fool Since:
July 9 1998
Aliases:
TMFSelzhanik (3/30/2017), Selzhanik (9/28/2007)
Where I Live:
Austin, TX
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks (mainly domestic), Mutual Funds (mostly S&P 500 index and international)
Stocks I Own:
AMZN, ATVI, AVAV, BRK.B, CHUY, CMG, CPA, DIS, IPGP, ISRG, MIDD, NFLX, NGG, NOV, NXPI, SBUX, TCS, TREX, TRIP, TSLA, TWTR, UA, UBNT, VZ, WDAY

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
See CAPS.fool.com

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Baylor University
Job Title
IT Manager, Enterprise Data Management
Company / Organization
NXP Semiconductors

Interests

Personal Quote:
I prefer to steal quotes from others... "I'm a better investor because I'm a businessman, a better businessman because I'm an investor." "Don't be data-driven. Be data-supported, value-driven." "No, I am your father."
My Interests:
Food, golf, investing, business intelligence / analytics, leadership, technology, gadgetry, music, movies, home audio/video
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
David Gardner
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Too many in Austin, TX to single out
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Bahamas
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Baylor Bears
Favorite Movies:
Lord of the Rings, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Pricess Bride
Favorite Board Games:
Galaxy Trucker, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, GIPF Project
Favorite Video Games:
Starcraft II (wish I had more time to play), Rock Band (esp with the kiddos)
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Amy Hooper (now on iTunes, Amazon Music, etc), Jazz (Brown, Davis, Coltrane, Corea, Roach, Hancock, Hargrove, Brecker, Monk...)
Great Books Read Recently:
Predictable Success - Les McKown
Book Currently Reading:
Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

An Interview with XMFSelzhanik

Last updated: 6/1/2007
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
XMFSelzhanik:
It was either reading one of the newspaper articles or hearing the radio show... hard to say. Oh, the answer needs to be colorful... I RED one of the newspaper articles.
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
XMFSelzhanik:
This is a tough one, because there are so many moments in time that must have been truly fascinating to watch. But my one event would have to be when Jesus appeared to his disciples after his crucifixion and resurrection. These men changed from depressed, fearful, and hiding behind closed doors, to dedicating their lives to courageously spreading the news of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, most being violently killed for what they proclaimed. I would love to see the looks on their faces, especially Thomas, at the moment they first saw him, risen from the dead with holes in his hands.
The Fool:
What product would you like to see us offer at FoolMart -- www.foolmart.com -- our online store?
XMFSelzhanik:
A multi-service subscription package, at a discounted rate of course. :)
[Read the full Interview]