Damn Right Charlie Munger Biography by Janet Lowe

A Perfect Example of Acquiring Cash Generating Assets from Charlie Munger

I’m re-reading “Damn Right! Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger” by Janet Lowe and came across a passage that illustrates exactly the sort of thing I’m talking about when I harp on acquiring assets that constantly churn out piles of cash for you spend, redeploy into new investments, give to charity, or…

A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Value of Two Stocks

A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Valuation of Two Stocks

One technique I find helps a lot of investors act more rationally is one I developed during my late teenage years.  I would convert all companies I was analyzing to $100 per share to make comparison of the figures and yields easier.  In essence, this allowed me to ask the question, “How much profit am I buying for every $100 I put into this company?”  If I paid a high multiple for a particular business, it forced me to justify the higher valuation by writing down my reasons for my belief.

Coca-Cola Direct Stock Purchase Plan and Coca-Cola Dividend Reinvestment Plan or Coke DRIP Literature

How We Used Shares of Coca-Cola to Teach My Youngest Sister About Investing (and Why the Cycle of Consumption and Financial Stress Starts as a Teenager for Most Americans)

When I was a senior in high school, I bought my youngest sister a single share of Coca-Cola common stock for her 6th birthday. It’s been a teaching mechanism throughout her life; one that is far more important and beneficial from an academic and educational standpoint than any investment return it could generate.

Chinese Proverb Melon Seeds

Do Not Throw Away the Melon for the Seeds

There is a traditional Chinese proverb that goes something along the lines of, “Do not take the seeds and throw away the melon”. Though there are many ways you can approach this, and multiple lessons that can be extracted from reflecting on it, it can be particularly sage when it comes to running a business and allocating the cash flow from that business. One of my favorite examples comes from The Coca-Cola Company.