I very much enjoyed being interviewed by The Economic Times on the sidelines of the Motilal Oswal Annual Global Investor Conference in Mumbai. We discussed a range of topics including P/E of 1 stocks, cloning and my investment checklist.
I recently gave the “Trust vs. Truth” talk to the Class of 2019 Dakshana Scholars at JNV Bundi (Rajasthan, India) on June 2, 2018. These scholars will take the IIT entrance exams in 2019. The majority are likely to be accepted by the IITs.
We explored the variables Buffett believes are key to success in life (integrity, intelligence, and energy), Marcus Aurelius’ Stoicism and the importance of adversity, and the motivations behind establishing the Dakshana Foundation.
I very much enjoyed speaking to Rohilesh Singh, founder and CEO of Populis, for the Leadership Show. We talked about the importance of giving back (in time and resources), the Dakshana Foundation, how to invest in profitable businesses and the importance of checklists in investing. Enjoy!
I very much enjoyed my chat with Kevin Harris from SumZero published on Forbes.com. We covered a range of topics including checklists, a fair management fee structure, and the importance of doing your own investment research.
I very much enjoyed my Q&A session with the Class of 2019 Dakshana Scholars at JNV Silvassa (Union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, India) on February 25, 2018. This all-female batch of Dakshana scholars will take their medical entrance exams in 2019. The majority are likely to be accepted by the best medical schools. Their questions covered a broad range of topics related to my childhood, compounding, lessons from my failures and motivation behind our establishing the Dakshana Foundation.
I very much enjoyed being interviewed by ET Now for a "Chai With Pabrai" segment. We discussed a wide range of topics including my views on stocks in India, circle of competence and Dhandho investing (low risk high uncertainty) in India.
I recently gave a talk to Prof.Bruce Greenwald’s "Legends of Value Investing" class at Columbia Business School entitled “Where have we been and where are we headed?” We discussed historical performance periods in the capital markets and lessons we can glean for our future.
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I very much enjoyed being interviewed by ET Now at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting with Guy Spier and Raamdeo Agrawal. We discussed our experiences attending Berkshire meetings over the years (it was my 21st meeting!) and the lessons that are reinforced every year on our annual pilgrimage to Omaha.
I very much enjoyed my Q&A session with the class of 2019 Dakshana scholars at JNV Kottayam, Kerala, India on Dec. 24, 2017. These scholars will take the IIT entrance exams in 2019. The majority are likely to be accepted by the IITs. Their questions covered a broad range of topics related to compounding, as well as the reasons behind our establishing the Dakshana Foundation.
I suggest the following books to start one's journey into finance and investing:
1) 1958-1970 Buffett Partnership Letters (these are available at various places on the web, including http://pragcap.com/warren-buffett-partnership-letters). Cost: Zero
2) The Warren Buffett letters to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder. These are posted at www.berkshirehathaway.com. Cost: Zero
3) 1995 published biography called “Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist” by Roger Lowenstein.
4) 2009 published book “Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life” by Alice Schroeder.
5) “Poor Charlie’s Almanack” by Peter Kaufman.
6) “The Dhandho Investor” by Mohnish Pabrai.
7) Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders - 1965-2014
8) Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders - 1965-2017. Only available on Kindle but cost is just $2.99.
I enjoyed this video that summarized the Patels’ business practices from "The Dhandho Investor." The video explores how the Patels got into the motel business in the U.S, their low cost operating model and high return on equity. Heads I win, tails I don't lose much!