Friday, September 22, 2023

CCT: Time to Move On

As KVF has grown, the time and inclination I have towards has reduced. As such, it's time to put it in the hands of a more capable and energetic operator. If anyone has interest in running it, please contact me at sajid . karsan @ g m a i l .

Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Profit Zone

How a business makes money at one point in time is not necessarily the same way it makes money at another point in time, say five years in the future. This is because of changes in competitors or customers or other factors outside of a company's control. In order to stay or get into that "profit zone", a company must have a relentless focus on its customers needs so that it can keep evolving. This is the premise behind the book, The Profit Zone.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The Inside Scoop

Two friends, Ben and Jerry, took their ice cream brand from zero to one of the major leaders in the super-premium ice cream market. They did this with a relentless focus on quality (the best ingredients, the processing that results in the best taste), the customer (constantly trying new flavours), and perhaps most of all, countless hours put into execution. The Inside Scoop is the story of that company as told by the CEO who took over from them.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Undisputed Truth

Mike Tyson took the world by storm when he burst onto the boxing scene. At 19, he became the youngest person to become a heavyweight champion. But things did not go so smoothly after that, or for many years before it, for that matter. In The Undisputed Truth, Tyson takes us through his life.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Pitch the Perfect Investment

You've got the perfect stock idea, but you're also broke and don't have much in the way of your own capital. How do you convince someone to act on your idea? How do you even know it's a good idea? How can you tell if it's a good fit for the person you're talking to, whether a portfolio manager, your professor, or a colleague? This is the topic of the book Pitch the Perfect Investment

Friday, July 7, 2023

Karsan Value Funds: 2023 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.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

The New Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding

It's clear that muscle mass is negatively correlated with mortality. I don't know if the link is causal, but I think there's a decent chance that it is. With that in mind, I've decided to put some effort into increasing my muscle mass. To learn as much as I can about doing so in the smartest way possible, I turned to perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all-time.