One feature that appears to be common to most of the great investors is that they are exhibiting a general willingness to mentor and instruct others.

Most people are lucky if they find one mentor throughout their career. I am thankful for having been influenced by two individuals who have changed the way I see things:

In this day in age it is a luxury to be able to read lots and lots of books argues Richard; some of my favourite thinkers include:
  • Nassim Taleb
  • George Soros
  • Rolf Dobelli
  • Youngme Moon
  • Seth Godin
Guy Spier Guy Spier is a Zurich based investor. In June 2007 he made headlines by bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett.
Richard Self Former Head, Marketing and Communications, RBC Global Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North.

Wise Words I like
“ Modernity provides too many variables, but too little data per variable. ”