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Mohnish Pabrai: "Dhandho. Heads I win; Tails I don't lose much" | Talks at Google
Description: In a straightforward and accessible manner, The Dhandho Investor lays out the powerful framework of value investing. Written with the intelligent individual investor in mind, this comprehensive guide distills the Dhandho capital allocation framework of the business savvy Patels from India and presents how they can be applied successfully to the stock market. The Dhandho method expands on the groundbreaking principles of value investing expounded by Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger. Readers will be introduced to important value investing concepts such as "Heads, I win! Tails, I don't lose that much!," "Few Bets, Big Bets, Infrequent Bets," Abhimanyu's dilemma, and a detailed treatise on using the Kelly Formula to invest in undervalued stocks. Using a light, entertaining style, Pabrai lays out the Dhandho framework in an easy-to-use format. Any investor who adopts the framework is bound to improve on results and soundly beat the markets and most professionals. About the Author: Mohnish Pabrai is the Managing Partner of the Pabrai Investment Funds and Dhandho Holdings. Since inception in 1999 with $1 million in assets under management, Pabrai Investment Funds has grown to over $690 million in assets under management in 2014. The funds invest in public equities utilizing the Munger/Buffett Focused Value investing approach. Mohnish is the author of two books on value investing, The Dhandho Investor and Mosaic: Perspectives on Investing. The Dhandho Investor has been translated into German,Chinese, Japanese and Thai. Pabrai also founded and raised over $150 million for Dhandho Holdings in early 2014. Pabrai was the Founder/CEO of TransTech, Inc. - an IT Consulting and Systems Integration company. Founded in his home in 1990, Pabrai bootstrapped the company to over $20 million in revenue when it was sold in 2000. Pabrai is also the Founder and Chairman of the Dakshana Foundation (www.dakshana.org). Dakshana Foundation is focused on providing world-class educational opportunities to economically and socially disadvantaged gifted children worldwide. He loves reading and playing duplicate bridge. He lives in Irvine, California.
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J. Haskel, S. Westlake: "Capitalism without Capital" | Talks at Google
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity. Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
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China Explained, Episode 1 | Part 1:  VIEs & China’s New Gold Mine
In this episode: Accounting expert, Prof. Paul Gillis explains the VIE, why Chinese companies list abroad, and the biggest IPO in history- Alibaba- on the first episode of China Explained. About the China Explained web series: China Explained is a web series that tackles tough questions on China's business, economy, finance and management landscape. If you would like to suggest a topic for an episode or ask a question, please email us at [email protected] For more information on Prof. Paul Gillis, please visit: http://www.gsm.pku.edu.cn/faculty/en/gillis.html For more information on the Guanghua School of Management, please visit: http://www.gsm.pku.edu.cn/index/en/in... For more information on Peking University, please visit: http://english.pku.edu.cn/
Paul Gillis -- "Does it add up?: The US-China Auditing Dispute"
Peking University Guanghua School of Management Professor Paul Gillis discusses the role of accounting in China's economic rise and what's at stake in the U.S.-China dispute over monitoring those auditing China's companies. Paul Gillis was a partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the "big four" accounting firms, for twenty-eight years. He first went to China sixteen years ago to help the company build its business there and subsequently became a professor at Peking University, where he's taught for six years. Gillis edits the widely-read China Accounting Blog and is frequently consulted by the business press. His book on how the Big Four came to dominate the accounting business in China and the push back against that will be published in fall 2013.
2016 Fall Business Lecture - Todd Romer
At the age of 15, Todd Romer not only started his first business, but began investing and managing money. His business ventures started from landscaping a couple of neighbor's lawns and grew to small commercial properties during his college years. Todd bought his first stock at age 15 and his first mutual fund at age 18. His Dad was not a banker or from Wall Street, but a humble man who simply taught Todd the value of a good work ethic, the importance of saving and the time value of invested money. In 1999, Todd launched Young Money Magazine. He has taken his magazine on a LIVE tour and travels the nation teaching college students and communities how to create better financial health and wealth.
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Sub-Saharan Africa | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Sub-Saharan Africa Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. According to the United Nations, it consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. It contrasts with North Africa, whose territories are part of the League of Arab states within the Arab world. The Arabic speaking states of Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros and the Arabic speaking Mauritania are however geographically in Sub-Saharan Africa, although they are members of the Arab League as well. The UN Development Program lists 46 of Africa’s 54 countries as “sub-Saharan,” excluding Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia. The Sahel is the transitional zone in between the Sahara and the tropical savanna of the Sudan region and farther south the forest-savanna mosaic of tropical Africa. Since probably 3500 BCE, the Saharan and Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have been separated by the extremely harsh climate of the sparsely populated Sahara, forming an effective barrier interrupted by only the Nile in Sudan, though the Nile was blocked by the river's cataracts. The Sahara pump theory explains how flora and fauna (including Homo sapiens) left Africa to penetrate the Middle East and beyond. African pluvial periods are associated with a Wet Sahara phase, during which larger lakes and more rivers existed.The use of the term has been criticized because it refers to the South only by cartography conventions and projects a connotation of inferiority; a vestige of colonialism, which some say, divided Africa into European terms of homogeneity.
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