jbomb62

Jim Baumer

Jim Baumer is a Maine-based writer who cares about people and the places that define them. A regional writer with a passion for his home state, his books about baseball and Moxie have become essential reads in understanding the New England region and aspects of its culture. He also has a keen interest in consumer goods and trends in the sector. Follow him on Twitter at @jbomb62, and check out his regular posts on a myriad of other subjects at his blog, at The Jim Baumer Experience.

General Information

Name:
Jim Baumer
Fool Since:
November 10 2013
Where I Live:
Maine

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium
Investing Style:
Mutual Funds
Portfolio Size:
Small (1-3 Stocks)

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Consumer Goods, Technology, Social Media

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Maine
Job Title
Writer, publisher, consultant
Company / Organization
The Jim Baumer Experience
Former Jobs
Central/Western ME Workforce Investment Board, ME Business Leadership Network, RiverVision Press

Interests

My Interests:
Writing, publishing, competing in sprint triathlons, fitness, community building, social entrepreneurship
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Malcolm Gladwell, Noam Chomsky
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Lobster rolls, homemade donuts, comfort foods.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Cities, seashore, islands.
Favorite Movies:
Field of Dreams, Matewan, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp Fiction,
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Post-punk, post-rock, alt country, singer-songwriters.
Great Books Read Recently:
Grace Lee Boggs, "The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century."
Book Currently Reading:
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – “Rework”

How I Invest

I look for companies that offer value and also understand that people and profit can co-exist. Not interested in the latest flavor of the month, but I do follow consumer goods and trends because I think they're important.