In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Gautam Baid about his book The Joys of Compounding.
Gautam Baid is Portfolio Manager at Summit Global Investments, an SEC-registered investment advisor based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, he served at the Mumbai, London, and Hong Kong offices of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank as Senior Analyst in their investment banking teams. Gautam’s views and opinions have been published on various forums in print, digital, and social media. In 2018, He was profiled in Morningstar’s Learn From The Masters series.
Five Good Questions:
1. In your book, you state that “I am a better investor because I am a lifelong learner, and I am a better lifelong learner because I am an investor.” Why is continuous learning so important in investing?
2. What does the equation [Ego = 1 / Knowledge] mean?
3. How has minimalism improved your investment process?
4. Given the increase in the rate of change of business, is there cause for concern about the durability of moats?
5. How do you balance high conviction with maintaining mental flexibility?
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by Gautam Baid are solely his own and do not reflect the views of Summit Global Investments. Any recommendations, examples, or other mentions of specific investments or investment opportunities of any kind are strictly provided for informational and educational purposes and do NOT constitute an offering or solicitation, nor should any material herein be construed as investment advice.
In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Ashley Goodall about his book Nine Lies About Work.
Ashley Goodall is an executive, leadership expert, and author. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence (LTI) at Cisco, a new organization he has built to focus entirely on serving teams and team leaders. He is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World and of two cover stories in the Harvard Business Review.
1. In your book you state that culture is a “shared fiction” and similar to plumage. What do you mean by that and what are “we” vs. “me” experiences at work?
2. What’s wrong with management by objectives (MBOs), SMART goals, and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) that are widely used?
3. What can Lionel Messi teach us about employees?
4. What do “red threads” have to do with work-life balance?
5. As an investor, what are some outside clues that could indicate a good culture exists in a company we might want to invest in? How do we really know?
In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Brandon Miller about his book, Play to Their Strengths.
Brandon Miller is a certified Strengths Coach through the Gallup Organization and has been coaching and training strengths for over fifteen years. He is CEO of 34 Strong Inc, an employee engagement and strengths-based development consultancy.
Five Good Questions:
1. Could you explain the equation “Talent x Investment = Strength”?
2. We always tell children they can be anything they want to be if they work hard. I was surprised when you called that a lie. Why is that common idea wrong?
3. In your book, you talk about the before and after picture of your family, what has changed and how do you measure success?
4. What’s the “positive sandwich” with respect to punishment?
5. What’s the most common mistake parents make, and a possible solution?