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Tales From The Future (tftf). I picked my nickname because many advisors and investors claim they can predict the future of the (stock) markets and somehow pick the winners. I don't. I usually do not engage in short-term trading and myopic analysis (quarter by quarter, without looking at the big picture). I like to work with long-term scenarios with a focus on possible disruptions in the technology and energy sectors. I look into value and contrarian ideas as well as emerging technologies and growth stocks worldwide, both on the long and short side. I also like to discuss the influence of monetary policy on global stock markets. I am fiercely independent in my investment research and therefore use the image of a lone Ninja. This influenced my investment principles for the past 20+ years: Pick your targets with patience. Do your OWN diligence. Never follow the herd blindly: 'Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.' General Sector Focus: Technology/Internet, Value, Disruptors, Energy/Alt Energy, Entertainment Stocks and Monetary Policy/Geopolitics. Geographical Focus: USA, Western Europe, Japan. Sector 'Halo' Focus Stocks: AAPL, TSLA... PS: Not a native English speaker. I apologize in advance for any typos and grammatical errors.
First self employes at 10 mowing lawns and shoveling smow. Held a salaried job since I was 14. handling dangerous chemicals and protecting the lives of thousands of members of my private neighborhood Swim Club. Swim Team Coach at 17. Red Cross certified Life Guard, to train Life Guards, to teach swimming, and in First Aid.
Started my own business @ 22 in 1971 and still rated in the top 10 nationally until became disabled due to 80 hour workweeks & accidents on the job working with and managing 115 employees at a time. Degree in music in addition to regular school. Architectural design awards. Land use/zoning expert. Worked my way through College. Happily in love with my wife since 1969. Own a library of 5,000+ books. Awards for some of my personally built custom classic motorcycles. Emory University - Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology & 37 years of discussions with heads of departments.
Regular customers - 2 Presidents plus Gorbachev, Senators and Congressmen, Desmund Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Rock stars and more. Adequate plumber, electrician, refirgeration, HVAC, carpenter, electronics and can program computers in 4 languages.
I think the proper term is renaissance man!
Alumni of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Bachelors in Chem. Eng) , University of Cincinnati (Masters in Environmental Eng.) and MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business (concentrations in Strategy, Economics, Marketing).
Experience working as software consultant, project manager, utility senior engineer, entrepreneur. Areas of expertise include cloud databases, SCADA systems, water treatment, industrial waste water treatment, sensor technology and medical device development,
Currently CEO of a company that makes medical devices.