I started my career at Franklin Templeton in 1997, working with the company in its fund-information department – just as the Asian contagion infected the Asian tiger countries. I launched my RIA shop in 2003 just as the second Gulf War was breaking out. In early 2006, after logging a one-year return of nearly 83%, Forbes named named me the top stock picker in its “Best of the Web” competition. My two audited hedge funds generated double-digit positive returns in 2008. I retired to the beach in 2009. I helped build www.GetAOM.com with Shiv Kapoor in 2012 to provide a new fresh view of stocks.