Facebook Earnings and Some General Thoughts

“What company? That one. The company that shows up once in a very long while — the Google of yesterday, the Microsoft of long ago… That company that’s on the cusp of Changing the World, that’s still small enough where each employee has a huge impact on the...

Talk at Markel and Some Quick Thoughts

A few weeks ago, my good friend Saurabh Madaan (a former Googler who now works at Markel with Tom Gayner) invited me to come to Richmond to chat about a few investing ideas with Mr. Gayner and a few other “Markelers” (if there are Googlers, why can’t...

Widely-Followed Stocks and Apple Update

I feel like I've talked a lot in the past year or so about the idea that even well-known companies can get misplaced. One of the posts I wrote was about the concept of edge. Most people focus on trying to gain an information advantage, which I believe is the most...

Facebook

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.  Einstein How simple or complex should an investment thesis in Facebook be? John and I made an investment in Apple a little over two years ago.  It was the first time that I felt like I had departed...

Buffett’s Blind Spot

I started re-reading Snowball over the holidays.  If you haven't read it, you should and if you haven't read it in a few years, 2018 might be a good time to pick it up again.  I joke with John that reading Snowball annually is similar to a Christian re-reading the...