Obsessive learner and reader of books and blogs about pretty much anything interest. Favorite thinkers are Charlie Munger, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, and John Gribbin. Actively seeking more. Investment-wise I focus primarily on event-based special situations: spinoffs, odd occurrences or securities in M&A, large buyback transactions, behaviorally-based opportunities, deep value securities, forced/uninformed/sloppy sellers, stupidly-designed instruments, and - when available - great companies at reasonable prices. Trying to obtain a competency in bankruptcy/distressed investing, but not there yet.