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    TIP536: Buffett and Munger’s Principles and Mental Models

    To evaluate a company's management, consider their incentives and communication style, use checklists to avoid decision-making errors, and analyze free cash flow and financial indicators for signs of falsified earnings.

    enMarch 21, 2023

    About this Episode

    On today’s episode, Clay Finck continues his review of Gautam Baid’s book, The Joys of Compounding.  Gautam Baid is the Managing Partner and Fund Manager of Stellar Wealth Partners India Fund, a Delaware-based investment partnership which is available to accredited investors in the US. The fund is modeled after the Buffett Partnership fee structure and invests in listed Indian equities with a long-term, fundamental, and value-oriented approach. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 02:11 - The virtues of philanthropy and good karma. 06:24 - How we can simplify both our investments and our life. 14:45 - The importance of achieving financial independence. 21:42 - How Charlie Munger achieved financial independence. 26:28 - Why the key to success is delayed gratification. 29:20 - How we can properly assess a management team. 56:03 - The importance of using an investment checklist to avoid common mistakes. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, and the other community members. Check out the book, The Joys of Compounding. Tune into our previous episode covering The Joys of Compounding. Watch the video here. Check out our recent episode covering Mark Leonard's Letter's and Constellation Software. Watch the video here. NEW TO THE SHOW? Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts.  SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Linkedin Marketing Solutions Fidelity Efani Shopify NDTCO Fundrise Wise NetSuite TurboTax Vacasa NerdWallet Babbel HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Giving back at an early age creates positive impact on society, fills personal fulfillment and helps people remember you for your noble deeds. Start giving back now!
    • Being helpful, giving without expectation, simplifying complex information, and practicing patience are key ingredients for a content and fulfilled life. Remember, the simplest solution is often the best.
    • Investing is about finding undervalued companies within our area of expertise, avoiding wasted time on unknowable factors, and prioritizing only the most important tasks. Be open-minded and adaptable, and say no to distractions.
    • Focus on identifying what truly matters in life and commit time to them, prioritize personal liberty and freedom over money, saving is crucial for wealth building, excessive materialism is often driven by ego, growth and contributions lead to happiness.
    • Focus on things money can't buy, save and invest wisely, start a scalable business, avoid the hedonic treadmill, seek contentment, stick to principles and invest with safety margin for financial independence.
    • Working hard now for long-term benefits and having a patient and strategic approach towards decision-making are crucial for achieving success. Focusing on inner scorecard, treating people kindly, and aiming for a happy and fulfilled life are equally important.
    • Investing in companies with a long-term focus leads to better financial outcomes, requiring patience, active questioning, and a focus on business performance over stock prices. Delays in gratification and a long-term outlook give an edge in a market focused on the short term.
    • Prioritize long-term goals, savings, and compound interest over short-term gains. Control expenses and invest in areas that add value to your life. The greatest investment is in yourself, including your health. Become aware of subconscious instincts for better decision-making.
    • Making small, gradual changes and approaching investing with a business ownership mindset can lead to big results over time. Focus on daily positive actions and delayed gratification to succeed.
    • By investing in stocks, individuals can diversify their portfolios, choose their own investment strategy, and focus on the long-term results of the business instead of short-term stock movements.
    • To evaluate a company's management, consider their incentives and communication style, use checklists to avoid decision-making errors, and analyze free cash flow and financial indicators for signs of falsified earnings.
    • To make informed investment decisions, investors should be vigilant for red flags in management compensation and be aware of psychological biases. Building a personal checklist and understanding biases can help investors make rational decisions based on facts, not emotions.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    The Virtue of Philanthropy: Giving Back to Society

    Giving back to society is a highly noble activity. Wealth should not just be hoarded, but used to create a positive difference in other people's lives. Rockefeller started regularly contributing to charity when he got his first job at age 16, making it never too early to start. It is important to remember the virtue of philanthropy and good karma. By giving back, we can derive personal fulfillment from the act of making a positive difference in other people's lives. The meaning we give to wealth says a lot about us and the way we will be seen and remembered. It's never too early to start giving and helping others.

    The Power of Caring and Sharing for a Fulfilling Life

    To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich or perfect. Caring is all it takes. Being helpful to others brings good karma and has the potential to change our perspective towards life. Sharing our experiences and knowledge with others not only benefits them, but it benefits us as well. Giving to others without any expectation of receiving anything in return has the power to make us feel content and fulfilled from within. It's important to distill complex information down to its fundamental principles to reach a better understanding of the subject. Simplifying things is often the best way of solving a problem. Keeping emotions in check and having patience are key in the investing world. Occam's Razor principle says the simplest solution is often the best.

    Simplifying the Approach to Investing for Maximum Return

    As investors, the objective is to compound capital over time at the highest possible rate with the minimum amount of risk. The focus should be on seeking out undervalued stocks of companies within our circle of competence. Investing is not about being original or creative. It's about looking for the greatest amount of value for the price paid with the least amount of risk. The key to simplification lies in avoiding wasting time on things that are unknowable and unimportant, focusing attention on one thing at a time, and reasoning backward. Good investors demonstrate the flexibility to change their opinions and keep evaluating why they might be wrong. Say no to almost everything, and concentrate on the top five priorities by putting the rest on a not-to-do list.

    Minimalism, Financial Independence and Success

    Minimalism is about identifying the few things in life that truly matter and committing our time primarily to those things. This brings peace, simplicity, clarity, focus, and efficiency to our lives. Financial independence means having control over our time and being able to spend it in our own way. Success is measured in personal liberty and freedom, not money. Building wealth has more to do with how much we save rather than what our income or investment returns are. Spinning beyond a modest level of materialism is mostly a reflection of our ego. The most important things in life are priceless, and growth and contributions are the bedrocks of happiness, not stuff.

    Finding True Wealth and Achieving Financial Independence

    True wealth is found in things that money can't buy. Focus on these things by relying less on money, saving more and living with lower spending levels. To achieve financial independence, invest in education and skills, save and invest until you have 10 times your annual expenses, then start a business that scales. Beware of the hedonic treadmill, which is when expenses increase as income increases. Seek contentment with what you have, enjoy the process of grinding towards your goals and live life according to your inner scorecard. It is important to stick to your principles, invest in what you understand and invest with a margin of safety.

    Delayed Gratification - The Building Block of Success

    Success in life is built on delayed gratification, which involves doing what is hard now to achieve long-term benefits. This discipline strengthens over time like a muscle and encourages individuals to want to do more hard work and improve further to achieve greater success. The significance of deferred gratification is highlighted by successful investors like Charlie Munger, who emphasize patience and strong decisiveness at the right moment. Munger looks for companies with management teams that want to build durable economic franchises and are willing to forego short-term earnings for long-term value. This strategic thinking and long-term perspective are essential for maximizing long-term shareholder value. Therefore, focusing on the inner scorecard and doing the right things, treating people correctly and with kindness, and striving for a happy and fulfilled life are critical for achieving long-term success.

    Prioritizing Long-Term Value for Free Cash Flow Maximization

    Investing in companies that prioritize long-term shareholder value, rather than short-term gains through price gouging, is key to maximizing free cash flow over time. This requires a long holding period, alongside active patience and continuously questioning the core investment thesis. Instead of focusing on stock prices, we should judge companies by their business performance, and the stock price will eventually reflect this. Delaying gratification and having a long-term time horizon is now a bigger advantage than ever before, as the financial community increasingly focuses on the next quarter. Investors have an edge by looking three to five years out and considering the bigger picture, while staying intellectually honest and questioning existing holdings, even when stock prices are rising.

    The Downfall of Short-Term Focus in Investment

    Short-term focus driven by fear and pressure from clients leads to long-term underperformance for investors in funds with high expense ratios. Critical thinking is difficult when fear takes over, but focusing on long-term goals can help investors avoid making rushed decisions. Prioritizing deferred gratification, savings, and compound interest are the keys to lasting wealth. Cutting expenses in areas that don't add much value to our lives and investing in areas that do is important for financial success. Investing in ourselves, particularly our health, is the greatest investment we can make. Understanding our subconscious hunter-gatherer instincts can help us make better decisions regarding our health and diet.

    Using the Kaizen Principle in Investing for Long-Term Success

    Our instinct to gorge on high calorie food is hardwired into our genes, but in today's world, we must learn to hijack it for healthier options. The same Kaizen principle applies to investing and building positive habits. Making small, gradual changes that our brain won't resist is the key to achieving big results. Delayed gratification is crucial, and we must have the courage to act repeatedly to succeed. Investing is most intelligent when approached with a business ownership mindset. Stocks must be purchased like buying a business, and building earning power should be the end goal. To achieve success, we must focus on small questions and daily positive actions.

    How Investing in Public Companies Can Make Your Money Work for You

    Investing in public companies through stock ownership allows everyday individuals to have their money start working for them. One can become wealthier with each passing second, as the intrinsic value of the businesses increase with time. The stock market allows individuals to invest small amounts of money and easily diversify into different businesses. We can choose the day to enter or exit the market, select whichever industry we want, and play our own game. Shares allow for quick exits and are a great alternative to the headache of running a business. As shareholders, we must think like business owners and care more about the results of the business rather than the stock movement.

    Evaluating Management Quality

    To evaluate the quality of a company's management, it's important to consider their incentives and compensation structure, as well as their communication style and honesty about mistakes. Checklists can also be helpful in avoiding errors in decision making. Free cash flow is important, as it represents the surplus that can be distributed to shareholders, and if a company consistently fails to generate free cash flow, there may be something wrong. It's also important to look out for symptoms of falsified earnings, such as negative free cash flow and rising debt or bloated assets. By analyzing both words and numbers, investors can make better assessments about management and the likelihood of long-term shareholder value.

    Red Flags and Biases in Analyzing Cash Flow Statements

    When analyzing the cash flow statement, it is important to look out for red flags in the management team such as exorbitant salaries, perks, and commissions. To avoid biases when making investment decisions, it is important to be aware of psychological biases such as bias from mere association, bias to stay consistent, and social proof or bias from authority. Building a personal checklist based on personal experiences, knowledge, and previous mistakes is recommended. In addition, investors can utilize other tools to make informed decisions. Checklists and understanding psychological biases can help investors make rational decisions based on reality instead of emotional gut instinct.

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    TIP626: Intelligent & Rational Long-Term Investing w/ François Rochon

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    On today’s episode, Clay is joined by François Rochon to discuss how he’s managed to vastly outperform the market over the past 30 years. Since he started the Rochon Global Portfolio in 1993, his annual returns net of fees have been 13.6%, versus 9.2% for the benchmark. François’s investment approach is firmly rooted in three principles — patience, humility, and rationality — which are discussed in depth during this conversation. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 02:17 - What led François to hiring Jean-Philippe Bouchard. 06:19 - The foundational investment principles of Giverny’s approach. 10:23 - How François realized so early in his career that you can’t predict the stock market. 19:53 - The tribal gene that sets 5% of investors apart from the rest. 29:29 - How we can be prepared for declines in the stock market. 35:37 - Why his biggest investment mistakes are mistakes of omission. 40:54 - How François views Berkshire Hathaway’s role in his portfolio. 45:27 - How François assesses the strength of a brand. 56:02 - His view on the valuation of today’s market. 68:15 - Why François is so passionate about investing. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, Kyle, and the other community members. Giverny Capital’s Letters. Learn more about the Giverny Capital. Books Mentioned: How to be Rich, Money Masters of our Time, The Craft of Investing. Related Episode: RWH016: The Best of the Best w/ François Rochon | YouTube Video. Follow François on LinkedIn.  Follow Clay on Twitter.  Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Meyka AT&T Vacasa Fidelity Monarch Money Yahoo! Finance Long Angle Public USPS American Express Shopify HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm

    BTC179: The Business of Football and Bitcoin w/ Peter McCormack (Bitcoin Podcast)

    BTC179: The Business of Football and Bitcoin w/ Peter McCormack (Bitcoin Podcast)
    Join us as Peter McCormack shares insights on blending Bitcoin with football business. We delve into his club's dual promotions, strategic investor impacts from the Winklevoss twins, and the broader influence on Bedford, including a new Universal Studios park. Learn how Bitcoin plays a role in these developments and discover actionable strategies for integrating innovative concepts into local enterprises. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 06:20 - The strategic role of Bitcoin in advancing the success of a local football club. 08:11 - The impact of high-profile investors like the Winklevoss twins on the club. 08:11 - Highlights from the "Cheat Code" Bitcoin conference and its integration with local business. 13:05 - How the club manages competitive growth and future challenges with spending caps. 17:53 - Insights into Peter McCormack's journey of owning and promoting his football team. 22:07 - The significant developments in Bedford, including plans for a Universal Studios theme park. 32:08 - Lessons on leveraging cryptocurrency in traditional businesses and community development. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Buy your Real Bedford sporting attire here. Peter’s podcast, What Bitcoin Did. Learn more about the Cheat Code Conference. Peter's Twitter. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our Bitcoin Fundamentals Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Meyka AT&T Vacasa Fidelity Monarch Money Yahoo! Finance Long Angle Public USPS American Express Shopify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm

    TIP625: Berkshire Hathaway w/ Chris Bloomstran

    TIP625: Berkshire Hathaway w/ Chris Bloomstran
    Stig has invited legend investor Chris Bloomstran from Semper Augustus to teach us how to value Berkshire Hathaway on today's show. Semper Augustus has an outstanding track record with a compounded annual growth rate of 11.5% on equities since his fund's inception on 2/28/1999, compared to 7.6% for the S&P500.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:37 - The impact of holding cash on your portfolio returns.   24:07 - How to understand the five different components that make up stock market returns. 33:14 - How to estimate the expected return of being invested in the S&P500. 40:57 - What the intrinsic value of Berkshire Hathaway is. 45:51 - How Berkshire Hathaway has allocated capital since 2018. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, Kyle, and the other community members. Stig’s 2023 masterclass with Chris Bloomstran on valuing Berkshire Hathaway | YouTube Video. Stig’s 2022 masterclass with Chris Bloomstran on valuing Berkshire Hathaway | YouTube Video. Stig’s masterclass with Chris Bloomstran on equity valuations | YouTube Video. Chris Bloomstran’s website. Read Chris Bloomstran’s letters to his clients.  Buffett resource on CNBC. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota CI Financial Meyka Fundrise Yahoo! Finance Long Angle iFlex Stretch Studios Public American Express Shopify HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm