Monday, October 31, 2016

Ender's Shadow

Many thanks to the blog commenter who suggested I read Ender's was fantastic. It takes place at the same time as Ender's Game, but through the eyes of another character: Bean.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Servicing Moat?

I was sitting comfortably on the white plush couches at my local car dealership, enjoying a beverage and a playoff baseball game on the huge-screen tv when my "service advisor" called me with some troubling news. Apparently the routine servicing had uncovered something troubling: my car's gobbledygook thingamajig could use an aardvarking. At least, that's what it sounded like to me, someone who knows nothing about cars.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a decent management book aimed at small-business owners. It purports to talk about the kinds of things that are not normally discussed in management books.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Triumph of the Optimists

Triumph of the Optimists is one of the driest books I've ever read. It felt like a reference textbook, and with that asking price, I'm sure it was intended as such. (Amazing how this industry is able to charge whatever it wants for a book simply as a result of a book becoming required for a course as stipulated by a professor, who is sometimes the author!)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Off Target at the AIM Market

UK stocks appear to offer much greater value than those in the US. Its political leaders may walk themselves into a recession, but not all companies will be affected equally. Needless to say I have become more interested in stocks in the UK of late, but I am having a heck of a time navigating the AIM exchange.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Karsan Value Funds: 2016 Q3 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.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shoe Dog

I've felt like I've been in a book reading slump lately, as few of the titles I've read this year have captivated me. That slump was busted in a big way with two of my most recent reads, one of which is Shoe Dog by the creator of Nike.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Surging Forward

I have owned Surge Components (SPRS) for some time now, but it is finally getting some love from the market. Business is not all that great, but some of the company's shareholders have decided to begin a proxy contest, which has investors excited that the company may be in play.