Excellent Interview of Prof Aswath Damodaran

Professor Aswath Damodaran is a legend in the world of Finance. I had shared one of his talks few years back. I came across his recent interview on The Investor's Podcast and thought of sharing it here. In a long winded discussion Aswath talks about his motivation and early years as Professors, his teaching and... Continue Reading →

Mirage Of 100 Unicorns In India

In last couple of days there was a news in the Business world announcing that India now has 100 Unicorns! Unicorn is a company (usually a start-up, but not always so) which achieves a valuation of $1 Billion. This valuation is usually based on multiple rounds of investments by Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Private... Continue Reading →

Happy Dusshera And Symbolism Of 10-headed Demon

Wishing you all Happy Dusshera (दसरा/विजयादशमी). Indian culture is filled with many festivals and traditions. Each festival and tradition also has a regional flavour, and some of them are celebrated across India - for example Dusshera and Diwali (Deepawali - the Festival of Lights). While all festivals have many old stories, folklores and rituals, it's... 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 →

Happy B’day Charlie Munger

I have written multiple times about Charlie Munger - partner of Warren Buffett and one of the few living people who are my idols! Charlie is a living legend and today he completes another year - his 96th birthday! Charlie was born on 1st January 1924 and still continues to be very active and sharp!... Continue Reading →

Magic of Compounding

Magic of Compounding: In 1626, Peter Minuit of Netherlands bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape people for a basket of clothes, beads and other stuff that would have been worth just $24 then. Now, you might think that the native Americans were robbed. Actually, if they were able to invest that $24 in... Continue Reading →

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