J.D. Lake uses a multidisciplined approach to finding individual small-cap and mid-cap stocks with hidden potential. The author strives for rapid price appreciation within a 3-12 month timeframe by looking for signs of stock price to value disparities. He focuses on hidden value, special situations, market perception errors, and disruptive events and technologies. Lake is a former Investor Relations executive, a businessman, and has worked at Fortune 500 media companies. He has been investing for over 20 years.