Entrepreneur and Investor With Over 30 Years of Experience at Building Wealth for Myself & Others
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I made my chops as an entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of experience at building wealth for myself and others.

I graduated from the London School of Economics a year after the bicentennial. By the way, this is the same school that produced 34 heads of state including John ... more

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Why Big Budgets Can Lead To Low Returns
The most profitable IPOs this year share a common trait: They’ve all raised less than $200 million (each). What’s wrong with the IPO market?
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Silicon Valley Is Just As Responsible For IPO Dysfunction As Wall Street
WeWork’s story by now. WeWork was originally expected to IPO near (at least) the $47 billion valuation it had during its last raise in January. But that figure was cut in half, then cut nearly in half again.
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Why Truly Groundbreaking Startups Are The Hardest To Invest In
Investing in ideas or technologies that seem utterly impossible, incredibly frivolous or so far off into the future is one of the hardest things to do as an early investor.
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Why Facebook’s Crypto Won’t Save The Unbanked
Libra, Facebook’s digital currency, is focused on helping the world’s poor and unbanked.
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Passenger Drones Are Almost Here
Driverless cars are coming. Exciting? Looking ahead, I expect startups to begin running small fleets in the country’s largest cities.
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Why Crypto Exchanges Shouldn’t Have To Follow The Travel Rule
Restrictive crypto rules can come from inside the U.S. We’ve certainly seen this with the SEC. But the next wave of tough new rules will be coming from outside the U.S. And they’re going to create big problems for crypto users.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
BH Biglari Holdings Inc.
EBAY eBay Inc.
ELOS Syneron Medical Ltd.
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
INTC Intel Corporation
OPLK Oplink Communications, Inc.
PRSG PRIMUS GUARANTY LTD.
PRXI Premier Exhibitions Inc.
SHLD Sears Holdings Corporation
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Founder
Early Investing LLC
September 2013 - Present (6 years 4 months)

Founder, at Early Investing LLC, a startup investing service.

Editor-in-Chief
InsiderFortunes
September 2011 - August 2013 (2 years)

Provided free and paid written/video content. Delivered recommendations for five portfolios covering both front-end and back-end trade services. Specialized in recommending global companies, dividend stocks, extreme value stocks, high tech companies from Asia and Europe, American micro-caps, options and credit spreads. Also served as the face and voice of promotional campaigns.

Editor & VP of Financial Research
Early to Rise
April 2005 - June 2011 (6 years 4 months)

Editor of INCOME (monthly front end), Wealth Advantage (special situation/extreme value back end), Red Flag Insider (options back end). Contributed to daily ETR, daily IDE, monthly Sound Profits, monthly Liberty Street League.

Founder & CEO
GMI International Inc. (GMI)
January 1995 - March 2005 (10 years 4 months)

Set up offices in Indonesia and Singapore. Did business in Russia, China, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and other countries. Worked with local and global oil companies. Participated in road reconstruction, tank and tanker cleanup, real estate development, retail marketing and maritime telecom projects. Clients included Bethlehem Steel, DuPont, Northrup, and Chevron.

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA
Political Science and Government
London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc
Soviet Economy and Policy

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