My grandmother gave me one share of stock each year for my birthday. By the time I knew what to make of it, I had a portfolio of six or seven stocks. That got me interested in the markets at an early age.
I’ve had a job as long as I can remember. In high school, I used to DJ around town for school dances, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, and even weddings. It enabled me to start investing on my own. I’m sure there are compromising photos out there somewhere.
This job is one part investigative journalism, one part investing.
I’ve always been intrigued by foreign places and cultures. Traveling is gaining exposure to different customs and approaches. I realized the norms I grew up with were not the only way to do things. This taught me an important lesson: always challenge the status quo.
A great partner is much more valuable than a great trade. Over long time-horizons, the decisions our partners make compound. Compounding great decisions will yield fantastic results for our investors.
We're unconstrained. We can invest anywhere in the world, across asset classes, public or private, alongside partners or directly. It’s being creative and finding new ways to make money.
I learned hard work through sports. Proper training, and a common purpose enable collections of ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.