40 year career of executive leadership in IT with specialization in business development and financial analysis. I've led the formation and development of 5 technology-based business and have experienced the success and challenges that serial entrepreneurship brings. As an life-long investor, I've learned hard-taught lessons on the differences between speculation, trading, and investing. Later in life, I became a more serious student of investment and have advanced credentials in financial planning. Now, while I enjoy 'retirement' and remain active in a couple of very promising business development projects, I spend a lot of every day with the markets and enjoy the best investment performance of my life! Wishing you all the very best...
I have a BS degree in Business Administraction. Have owned and operated several small businesses and have been invested in the market for several decades. I've learned some things the hard way and some the easy way. It is my hope that some of what I contribute to this forum may be useful to other investors and traders.
Retired Plastics Engineer and Inventor & Innovator. After 20+ years in managing Corporate Engineering departments in companies like Baxter, Corning, Kenwood in UK & US started a Back end of Biotech company developing diagnostic and research devices and concentrating the last 10 years on unique proprietary and custom microplates. The company and all the IP/Patents that were sold to Whatman PlC are now part of GE Healthcare.
Join the last 12 Months I have used 25 % of my liquid cash investing directly into consumer oriented stocks of companies whose products I consume literally e.g. Chipolte, Whole Foods etc and found this to be a profitable move. I still keep 20% in Biotech long term , mainly because Biotech companies were my clients and customers for 15+ years. However I have been retired for 15+ enjoys the " fruits of my labour" and occasionaly getting involved in Patent litigation analysis.