Ten Richest People In The World, and Curious Case of Elon Musk/Warren Buffett

Here is the list of Ten Richest People In The World. The list is interesting and several observations and insights can be made. However, I want to write about two specific ones — the first one and the 10th one in the list. Elon Musk has been a prodigy right from his teens. He built... Continue Reading →

Happy B’day, Warren Buffett!

It's Warren Buffett's birthday today! Born on 30th August 1930, he completes 91 years today! I have written several times on this blog about Warren Buffett! He and Charlie Munger (Age 97 and still very active!) are one of the few living legends I admire and follow closely. I discovered Warren Buffett sometime in early... Continue Reading →

Elon Musk – The Genius

I am not yet convinced if Elon Musk is a crazy person or an amazing genius - in terms of his dreams and big bets. But this eccentric capital allocation approach suggests that he is a genius. He has grown that $180m to $167 Billion in less than 15-20 years! Yes, it's billion with a... Continue Reading →

Magic of Powerpoint

NY Times July 30, 1987: Microsoft buys Forethought, maker of PowerPoint, for $14M in cash Today: PowerPoint has 500M usersMicrosoft Office is $30B+ revenue per year$14M of Microsoft stock from July 1987 would be worth ~$10B today This is a good example of the "moat" Warren Buffett always talks about. In a way Bill Gates... Continue Reading →

Remembering Lee Iacocca

I just woke up to the news that iconic business leader Lee Iacocca, who led Ford and Chrysler in 70's and 80's passed away at age 94. I really liked Lee and followed him a lot though he had retired from public/business life long ago. His autobiography was one of the first Business biographies I... Continue Reading →

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