I am am engineer that has spend many years managing different companies in the medical diagnostic and pharmaceutical field. The companies where based in Europe and North America. Currently I have my own consultancy. I have been investing for the last 10 years. I have studied and read a lot about practical aspects of investing through the works of the most famous investors and also studied the academic investment theories that are practiced and promoted by the financial industry. Besides the basic fundamentals that characterize a good business I tend to look more and more to the company management and its shareholder friendliness before considering a companies stock as a potential investment candidate. For the rest I look at value because buying and paying to much for even a very good company is a major and often costly error.