76 Tips about Activism

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How can investors counteract the negative ramifications of being wired to chase the big score? Never make snap investment decisions, instead putting...
The lesson for investors is clear. Pay attention to the signs of management hubris: the overly grand pronouncements, the unwillingness to communicate,...
The risk among any group of investors is that they only pay attention to what they already agree with. That’s limiting in our opinion, and...
We have become very leery, based on experience, of companies that need to raise capital in order to survive and pros per. It’s not a good thing to...
One lesson borne of experience is that the best course in investing is often to do nothing. That’s a hard lesson to apply in practice, given the...
When I worked for New York City, I met an old-time surveyor in my department who had gone broke betting on horses. The first time he had gone to the...
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As Graham, Dodd and Buffett have all said, you should always remember that you don’t have to swing at every pitch. You can wait for opportunities...
The fact is, when I feel I have to write a letter and make noise, that almost always means I’ve made a mistake and the more productive use of my...
At the peak of the Internet bubble I went to an investor presentation by [check manufacturer] Deluxe Corp., in which they described how the Internet...
Sadly, there's no twelve-step process for eradicating envy from your life. The best advice for investors is probably Sir John Templeton's admonition:...
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