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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The Real Problem With SPACs
As a refresher, SPACs are shell companies that attract investors and then go public in order to merge with a specific startup, thereby taking the startup public.
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Gojek And Tokopedia Merger Creates Investment Opportunity
The merger of two major Asian companies this week barely made a ripple in the U.S. But it’s huge news in Asia - and even bigger news in Indonesia, where they’re based.
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Buybacks Are Bad For Shareholders
A company unwilling to invest in its own growth is a company that will eventually stop growing. Using buybacks to inflate stock prices is not sustainable.
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Cultured Meat Startups Are The Trend To Watch
The biggest threat to traditional meat is the “meat” being developed by new technologies right now. 
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What VC Gets Wrong About Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding has turned VC investing on its head in some very important ways. So maybe it makes sense that the VC community doesn’t quite understand crowdfunding — even whey they try to.
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Amazing Growth In The Medtech And Healthcare Sector
Usually, a sector’s growth is driven by one or two things. It could be consumer trends — like the current surge in alcoholic consumption during the pandemic.
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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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Work Experience

Founder
Early Investing LLC
September 2013 - Present (7 years 11 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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