Tuesday, September 4, 2018

An Update and The Future of this Blog

Thank you all so much for your interest in Value Investing World. As a couple of astute readers of this blog have guessed, my day job is about to change. The fund I co-manage at Boyles is being closed, as more than one of you have figured out through the ownership filings we’ve been required to make as we’ve sold some of the micro-cap stocks we held in our portfolio.

I’m still in the process of figuring out exactly what I’ll be doing next, but my hope is to keep the blog going in the same fashion and format. Depending on what I end up doing for work, maybe the blog will contain more notes on companies and ideas, and possibly fewer posts overall; but I think the most likely outcome will be to have no change whatsoever. And if you have any thoughts or suggestions, feel free to email me at ValueInvestingWorld@gmail.com. Note: During the next couple of weeks, my internet access will be limited. I have scheduled some quotes and other items in advance, but the links compilation posts will be few and far between during that time, and I will be especially slow responding to emails.

As regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of the philosophy of stoicism and the importance it places on focusing on the things one can control—and being fairly indifferent to the things outside of one’s control. I’m also a believer in Charlie Munger’s advice that “the best way to get what you want is to deserve what you want.” So I’ve tried to focus my process and education on 1) becoming a better investor; and 2) being a more multi-disciplinary thinker. Both of those are attainable through my own efforts. This blog and many of you whom I’ve met through the blog (either in person or digitally) have helped me progress in those areas. Thank you, again!

While I don’t know exactly how the next few months will unfold, I’ll end this post with the words from Marcus Aurelius that have been a guide not only for me, but also for many others throughout history: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”