Like the great olive tree, which can live hundreds of years, even over a thousand years, and continues to bear fruits, a great company can consistently produce exceptional economic value for many years. This is what inspires my investment philosophy and style. I seek to achieve long term capital appreciation and Alpha by investing in wonderful businesses with the potential to produce strong and sustainable economic value at a great price and hold them for as long as they remain wonderful.I am attracted to high growth innovative companies that are disrupting old industries or are creating new ones, companies that have a high probability to compound at a high rate to reach a much bigger market capitalization in 10+ years. Yet my investment style is anchored to the value investing principles: Only invest in a business that 1) I can understand and appreciate (within my own circle of competence); 2) has favorable long term prospect and durable competitive advantages; 3) is led by honest and talented management who have vested interest in the long term wellbeing of the companies; and 4) is available at a price that provides a significant margin-of-safety relative to its intrinsic value. My investment style is heavily influenced by the giants of our time, i.e. Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, Howard Marks, Joel Greenblatt, Peter Lynch, Shelby Davis, Seth Klarman, Phil Town, and David and Tom Gardner of The Motley Fool, etc.I invest because I want to vote with my money to companies that are building the future I want to see. I invest because I enjoy learning about the world through the perspective of an investor. I am wiser and better at appreciating the world as a result of my investment practice. I intend to continue my practice for the rest of my life. I prefer to invest in bull cases because of their huge upside potential (10X return is probable with careful research and analysis and the right temperament, and in some rare cases, 100X return can be achieved by a few with the skills and luck). I am particularly attracted to investment ideas with minimal downside and massive upside potential. I generally shy away from short cases because they have unlimited downside while the upside is capped at 100%. Though I am a bull, bears are my friends! They keep me humble by showing me different perspectives, pointing me to the potential land mines, and saving me from being blindsided by the excitement while building a bull case. For that, I am grateful!I've spent more than 15 years of my career in telecommunication and software development. Hence, I am naturally drawn to technology companies. I have a bachelor degree in Finance and Management Information System and a master degree in Technology Entrepreneurship. I have happily managed my investment portfolio for the past 12 years. I am an optimist because optimism tends to turn out well and optimists are generally happier.I am writing on Seeking Alpha for three reasons: 1) to clarify my thoughts and to test my knowledge and conviction to the investment ideas; 2) to do my share of contribution to this wonderful community; and, 3) to gather feedback from our fellow investors with different perspectives so we can all make better investment decisions together. If my writings have added any value to your investment endeavor, I am happy as a clam.Please note that my articles should NOT be treated as investment advice because I am not a professional financial advisor and I don't know your personal situation. View them as investment ideas or simply different investment perspectives that may add some flavors to your very own investment thesis.Meanwhile, just let it GROW!