You can't separate the hand of the market from the creative arts; imagination from science; or ir-"rationality" from an indignant mob. So why guess you can eliminate 'risky' exploration, excavation and expression of unexpected truth (and love) from your investments? Go where others will not. Always interested in hearing from forward (and backward)-thinking creatives and long-term value oriented investing peers (not interested to know where you think a stock will be next month). I'm pretty green in the investing world, but check out my Tesla piece from 2012 (plus followups)... Investing Philosophy: Alpha is competitive abstraction and creativity. One must give weight to forces of history others are faithless to believe in, to find it. The art of investing far more closely resembles the study of how history is made than it does financial auditing. Under-appreciated forces (especially in the age of accelerated scrutiny): justice, mercy, love, grace, hope, meaning... Key influences: Tren Griffin, Marc Andreessen, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Nassim Taleb, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, C.S. Lewis, Dostoyevsky, Nicolas Gomez Davila, Daniel Yang, Jeremy Foster, Matt Simmonds, Lakin Afolabi, Jin Choi, Ed Borgato, Glenn Abrett. Get in touch on Twitter: @mbadaily"I've learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages"
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I've worked in the nuclear field nearly my entire adult life. First in the US Navy and now commercially. I'm also an advocate of solar energy. I've installed ~17 kw of solar and plan to install another 10kw this year. I'm not an active investor but I take opportunities as they come along. I think profit is a priority but I don't think it's the only priority. I want obtain wealth by helping to create wealth.
Victor B. Elkind founded the General Partner of his hedge fund (Pairs Perfect Capital Partners) in 2010 after 20 years in the financial services industry. He was formerly Senior Vice President - Portfolio Manager running an international book of business worth over $400,000,000. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Elkind worked at Shearson Lehman Hutton and Drexel Burnham Lambert as a retail broker.
Mr. Elkind was educated at Horace Mann and Cornell University. He earned a B.A. degree from the State University of New York. His initial career path was in marketing and advertising. He held increasingly responsible position in product management and new product development at General Foods Corporaton before relocating to California to launch his own consulting firm.
Aron is not an accredited engineer nor does he hold an advanced degree in any of the fields related to electric vehicles. He is simply an enthusiastic young man with a 6th grade education and an abiding love for electrified transportation.
An avid computer user, he once made a list of Judas Priest songs that totally rock, done completely using a computing device. He is also an amateur investor and fashion designer who enjoys making Egyptian inspired artwork out of plywood and MDF, or any other materials at hand that are cheap and relatively non-toxic.
Future plans include building a 1500 gallon lotus fountain. Shaped like a lotus flower, it will contain white and sacred lotus, and also koi fish if they can be trained not to eat too much lotus.
I am an engineer and long time technical consultant specializing in control and instrumentation systems for medical, industrial, vehicle and aerospace companies. The technical, cultural, market, regulatory and other factors that separate successful products and companies from their peers has fascinated me for many years. My investment experience is limited to my own accounts.