Thursday, November 23, 2023

Atomic Habits

Your mind and body are programmable! Once you do something a number of times, it becomes a habit that is much easier for your body to execute. Atomic Habits is a terrific book about how to achieve that state in an efficient manner.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Born in Blackness

I really enjoyed this world history lesson that includes Africa's significant effect on the world. In Born in Blackness, I learned a ton of stuff that is generally glossed over in traditional tellings of world history.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Karsan Value Funds: 2023 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.

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.