thinking about investment
Thoughts

There are effectively two ways of thinking about investment

At the risk of annoying some people, we shall refer to these as the “Hayekian” and “Keynesian” perspectives. The Hayekian perspective conceives of investment as the adjustment to equilibrium and thus the optimal amount of investment is effectively a decision on the optimal speed of adjustment. A firm may decide it needs a factory (the “capital stock” […]

John Burr Williams
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John Burr Williams

Value of an enterprise is the “present worth” of all its future distributions – whether interest or dividends – it “in no [way] depends on what the company’s capitalization is” Please follow and like us:0

Charlie Munger
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Charlie Munger

 I never took a business class, except accounting. When I was a boy, there was a man who came to the club every day at 10:30am. I asked my dad about him – he had such a good life! My Dad said, “He gathers up and renders dead horses.” I learned from that. Many businesses […]

charlie munger
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Charlie Munger

“Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to improve your cognition. Reality doesn’t remind you. Why not celebrate stupidities in both categories.” Please follow and like us:0

Clayton M. Christensen
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Clayton M. Christensen

“When visionary executives and technologists do see the disruption coming, they frame it as a threat, seeing that their companies could be imperiled if these technologies succeed. This framing as a threat rather than an opportunity is what elicits a resource commitment from the established firms to address the technology. But because they instinctively define […]

Charlie Munger
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Charlie Munger

“Some of the worst business decisions I’ve ever seen are those that are done with a lot of formal projections and discounts back…. The trouble is that you get to believe the figures. And it seems that the higher mathematics, with more false precision, should help you. But it doesn’t. The effects, averaged out, are […]

Warren Buffett
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Warren Buffett

“It’s a terrible mistake to think that mathematics will take you a long place in investing. You have to understand certain aspects of mathematics. But you don’t have to understand higher mathematics. And higher mathematics may actually be dangerous and it will lead you down pathways that are better left untrod.” –Warren Buffett Please follow […]

Foundational Principles
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Foundational Principle

Proper investing begins with the foundational principle that stocks are not pieces of paper, but they represent ownership positions in real businesses. Once you understand this, only two questions must be answered: (1) What kind of businesses do you want to own? (2) How much should you pay for them? Please follow and like us:0