General Information

Name:
Nick Slepko
Fool Since:
December 13 2011

Investing Basics

Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Global Focus
Types of Investments:
African intellectuals, Latin American entrepreneurs, Middle Eastern dissidents...
Stocks I Own:
I own nothing, literally.

Investing Favorites

Books:
The Beautiful Tree (James Tooley), Eat the Rich (PJ O'Rourke), Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Ecotopia (Ernest Callenbach), The Halo Effect (Philip Rosenzweig), The Mystery of Capital (Hernando de Soto)...anything by Tyler Cowen, Philip Jenkins, Paul Johnson, Robert Kaplan, Christopher Lingle, or Jim Rogers...
Newsletters:
Podcasts: In Our Time, Market Foolery/Money, Michael Medved, Nerdist, TBTL, WTF
Magazines:
Christian Science Monitor, Economist, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Wired...
Blogs:
Marginal Revolution, re: The Auditors, RussiaBlog, Strange Maps...
People:
Chandler brothers, Esther, Francine McKenna, Victor Niederhoffer, Ritchie brothers, Jim Rogers, George Russell, Jr., John Templeton

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
'ferriners; Ecotopia/Cascadia
Greatest Investment:
a Russian composer
Worst Investment:
a Javanese renegade

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
National University of Singapore, Olympic College, University of Malta, University of Washington, L'Abri
Job Title
geographist
Former Jobs
problem-solving...trouble-making...for-profit non-profits...non-profit for-profits...

Interests

Personal Quote:
"tebdili mekanda ferahlik vardir"..."Illegitimi non carborundum"..."Remember, you're a Meloni."
My Interests:
organizing, re-organizing, packing, unpacking, re-packing, planning...pretty much any activity that can satisfy my OCD/restlessness...
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Bowhunter, Ye Lu Chu Tsai, Sandy Cutler, Robert Guest, Fethullah Gülen, Chris Hardwick, Neville Longbottom, Joe Ritchie
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
borscht!...mangosteen...naan...ajiaco...iskender kebab...anything laced with cinnamon...African food made in America (esp. Ethiopian fusion)...Safeway's China Express 10 years ago...J.J.B.L.T.(R)...McDonald's breakfast sandwiches...bacon added to anything is always a go...
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Istanbul!...but after Turkey, Colombia is tops (Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Valledupar)...also good are Lviv, Reykjavik, Singapore, Vancouver...the center of Italian towns...I prefer cities to beaches...
Favorite Sports or Teams:
racquetball, river rafting, volleyball...(watching sports is for sad people)
Favorite Movies:
40-Year Old Virgin [theatrical release], Boys Town, Die Hards, A Diva's Christmas Carol, Easy A, Final Destinations, Fox & the Hound, Harry Potter 4 & 5, Red Eye, The Secret of My Success, Singin' in the Rain, That Thing You Do, Working Girl, Yankee Doodle Dandy
Favorite Board Games:
Diplomacy!...Buck Rogers Battle for the 25th Century, Empires in Arms, Junta, Illuminati, Imperial, Twilight Struggle...
Favorite Video Games:
Sid Meier's Civilization, Destiny of an Emperor, and Genghis Khan (or anything else from Koei during the NES era)
Favorite Music or Musicians:
anything peppy -- theme songs and soundtracks are always good bets...
Great Books Read Recently:
The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Micklethwait & Wooldridge)...Lords of Discipline (Pat Conroy)...Parliament of Whores (PJ O'Rourke)...Robber Barons (Burt Folsom, Jr)...
Book Currently Reading:
The War for Late Night (Bill Carter), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Seth Grahame-Smith)

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