76 Tips about Activism

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Mozart was an example of a life ruined by nuttiness. He was consumed with envy and jealousy of other people who were treated better than he felt they...
Michael Price [CEO of Mutual Series from 1988 to 1998] was at the forefront of shareholder activism. His and our attitude became that just selling if...
If you believe the market can at times be inefficient, as I do, the logical conclusion is to be wary of what it's telling you when it says you’re...
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer,” wrote philosopher George Santayana....
I’ve been doing this for more than 25 years and have learned never to take mistakes lightly. What’s most important for us, though, is to stay...
We're quite open and honest about our mistakes, but we have to be very careful not to take the experiences of the last year as justification for...
I always respected that [mentor] Jean Marie Eveillard never showed emotions like anger, fear or panic – and maybe most importantly, greed.
I generally find the best investors are very open and have almost a child-like curiosity about how everything works. They don’t come to the table...
Don’t be paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake. Understand that the best opportunities usually carry more perceived risks, and distinguish...
Traditional value investing strategies have worked for years and everyone’s known about them. They continue to work because it’s hard for people...
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