Monday, August 13, 2018

Eh, me: Yeah!

I was too chicken to buy shares of Aimia when they crashed last year. But thankfully I did pick up a position in the preferred shares, as discussed here. The price of those preferreds rose slowly, and then abruptly, so KVF no longer owns any shares.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Viemed Flies

Just a few months ago, I wrote about the potential of Viemed as a value stock. Since then the share price has pretty much doubled, without much of a corresponding change in the business. As such, I have sold my shares.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

How To Get Rich

Felix Dennis was an entrepreneur who made hundreds of millions of dollars running a magazine business. He eventually founded Maxim, having made his start selling Bruce Lee magazine/posters with a friend of his to whichever distributors would take them. In How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets Dennis shares his thoughts on how almost anyone can become rich.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Kitchen Confidential

I've now unintentionally read consecutive books where the author has recently passed away. Writers beware if your book is about to be profiled on this site! Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and author who hanged himself last month at age 61. In Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly he shares suggestions for life and business based on his experiences as a top chef.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


I can't believe the author of this 2018 book has already passed away. His enthusiasm and manner of speaking were contagious (I have discussed him on this site way back in 2010), and I found myself reading Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World in his voice.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Day Freedom Died

If you think US politics is a dirty business now, you ain't seen nothing. Following the US Civil War, politics was violent, personal and sometimes even uncivil. The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction describes one such incident in which a group of white supremacists massacred a group of freedmen and went free.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Karsan Value Funds: 2018 Q2 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

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