Summary of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor

The Father of Value Investing Benjamin Graham, “the father of value investing,” is considered one of the most significant influences on Warren Buffett. Buffett himself says, “More than any other man except my father, [Graham] influenced my life.” Buffet says one does not need “a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information” to beContinue reading “Summary of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor”

What is the New “Freedom Phone”?

I was notified on July 14 that there was a new privacy-based phone called the Freedom Phone. Candace Owens had shared a “review” on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, claiming she and her husband loved their new “uncensorable” phones. As much as Candace may love her new phone, it appears she continues to tweet fromContinue reading “What is the New “Freedom Phone”?”

Using Logitech G600 on Mac

Jumping into an operation last night I quickly came to the realization that my Logitech G600 mouse was no longer working correctly. The side keys bound to 1 through 12 on my first hotbar worked fine. My issue was using hotbars two and three which are bound to shift+ and command+, respectively. AOEs and healsContinue reading “Using Logitech G600 on Mac”

2021 Q2 – Blue Jean Recap

“A good pair of denim doesn’t really need to be washed in the washing machine except for very infrequently or rarely.” Levi’s CEO and President Chip Bergh The market and the economy are undoubtedly amazing machines to behold. I previously wrote that I’m pessimistic about our current market; nearly every stock is overpriced (at leastContinue reading “2021 Q2 – Blue Jean Recap”

Blue Jean Recap – 2021 Q1

At the beginning of the year, I shared my financial journey with you. If you have yet to read it, please do so here. As an accountability measure, I thought I’d share regular updates as I continue my financial journey. I contemplated monthly updates, but I don’t do a ton of exciting investments or trades.Continue reading “Blue Jean Recap – 2021 Q1”

The Presidency of Donald J Trump

2016 was an opportunity to be seized upon. After eight years of President Obama, conservatives were energized to make a change. This could be the reason Republicans fielded more candidates during the 2016 primary than any party had prior. It also led to the “sound bite” debates – ouch. Though my opinion on some ofContinue reading “The Presidency of Donald J Trump”

It’s Your Ship – Leadership on the Benfold

I’ve had It’s your Ship on my shelf for a while and finally got to reading it. Captain D. Michael Abrashaff challenges the leadership styles he encounters in the Navy and believes there is a better way, and acts on it. Captain Abrashaff takes the Benfold from a ship sailors couldn’t wait to leave to one thatContinue reading “It’s Your Ship – Leadership on the Benfold”

From 300 to 800 – My Financial Journey

I usually take time on January 1 each year, when not putting away Christmas decorations, to reflect on the growth I’ve made in key areas over the past year. I think over items like faith, family, health, work, leadership, and the subject of this post, my finances. Where was I? What was my goal? DidContinue reading “From 300 to 800 – My Financial Journey”

Believe in People to Reclaim the American Dream

Believe it or not, I’ve never met or spoke with Charles Koch, although I did have the honor and pleasure of meeting David Koch before he passed. He was both warm and well-grounded. But, I’ve never met Charles. That said, I’m fairly certain we’re well aligned in both policy and business. I’ve no doubt weContinue reading “Believe in People to Reclaim the American Dream”

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas Hubbard was more technical than I expected and a great refresher, and then some, on my old statistics course. Hubbard gives several insights into the reason to measure and methods to think about how and what we’re measuring. According to Hubbard, measurement isContinue reading “How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business”