The need to adapt is essential because despite our best efforts and intentions, it is virtually impossible to know what lies ahead.
Why Do Investors Keep Buying Into Vague Promises? Perhaps the most mind-boggling aspect of the Theranos debacle is how many smart investors fell under the spell of Elizabeth Holmes and ignored the importance of transparency. For a company whose technology has been described as “comically vague,” it’s amazing how the company managed to raise $700 [...]
"Home-run" investment opportunities have certain characteristics that are fairly easy to identify.
By reading about and watching today’s great investors it is possible to derive key nuggets that can be adapted to our own situations, opportunities and styles.
While moments of inspiration can generate a spark that leads to great things, the important part is what comes afterwards. Without the hard work and execution, an idea is worth about as much as the paper it’s written on.
Don’t Bet On Accurately Predicting the Future A countless number of forecasters attempt to predict the future of financial markets, geopolitical affairs or the next technological revolution, but rarely are these prognosticators correct. Even less likely is their ability to do it on a consistent basis. In the words of Dan Gardner, author of Future [...]
A discussion of the advantages of the new tech-infused healthcare landscape.
Investing Early is About the People First and Foremost The success of investing early, be it in a company or an emerging alternative investment manager, is predominantly linked to the caliber and qualities of the senior people involved. Of course, the market opportunity and underlying strategy must have merit, but ultimately success or failure are [...]
Why Investing in Healthcare Innovation Is So Appealing Healthcare is everybody’s business. It is the only topic that concerns all people, irrespective of their age, social status, lifestyle, or location. Everyone wants to be healthy and feel good. Last century brought along remarkable health gains such as eradicating polio in most of the world and [...]