New site to follow

I found this new site http://simple-value-investing.com/  that mainly concentrates on European and German companies. Since I do not research Euro companies that much, it looks like I will gain some knowledge about them, and maybe even some investment ideas. It also looks like it will be a learning resource as well.

I will definitely be adding the site to my daily reading.

Hope you enjoy

Deliberate Practice, Slackers, and The Real Crash dead ahead

Deliberate Practice

This article from http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/ talks about the importance and need for deliberate practice if you want to master something.  It also talks about the difference between playing around, which is what most of us do when we practice, and the work it takes to get incrementally better.  This is a very important subject for anyone who wants to improve any aspect of their lives.

Slackers

This is a part of an article written by Malcolm Gladwell talking about what holds us all back from becoming what we could become. If you are a subscriber to The New Yorker you can view the whole article.

The Real Crash Dead Ahead

This is an article from Marketwatch where the author gives his opinions on why he thinks another major economic crash is coming very soon.  The author says the coming recession is going to be worse than the recent recession.

Free Books, How to Absorb Knowledge, Future of Education, and a Microsoft Sony merger?

Free books

Here is a link for some more free books from Csinvesting.  Thanks again John and the anonymous contributor.

How to Absorb Knowledge

This article gives you a technique that a study shows, will help you remember what you have just learned.

Future of Education?

This is an amazing article that could help kids, especially from poor families, gain a proper education.  Rocketship Discovery Prep is a charter school who has been having some amazing results teaching kids so far how to become better in math and reading.

This is the kind of thing that we need more in this country.  We need school vouchers and school choice for families, especially if they live in terrible neighborhoods, and we need to worry less about the teachers unions and politicians that are controlling education now.

Microsoft Sony merger?

This article speculates that Sony and Microsoft could be working on some kind of collaboration for gaming in the future.  This is something I think could be beneficial for both of the companies in the upcoming console generation.  Too bad it is most likely not true.

Your Investment Ideas and analysis, and a chance for a free book

Readers Investment Ideas and Analysis Page

I set up a new page just for you the reader to put your investment ideas, valuations, and analysis.  Here is the link for the page and the description is below.

This is going to be a place where you can put some of your ideas, valuations and analysis.  I do not care if you are a complete novice or run a hedge fund.  I want this to be a page for discussion on how we can improve all of our thinking and analysis.  If you are new to valuation and analysis of companies and do not feel confident in what you are writing yet, feel free to remain anonymous.

This page is going to be a page of improvement and learning so feel free to ask any questions you might have about any investing topic.  Also you should feel free to give your feedback on others ideas.  Readers should also feel free to question, challenge,and critique other peoples ideas.  Critique needs to be constructive, and as positive as possible.

I will also post some of the best ideas and analysis on the main feed of the blog.  If I have your permission I will even post some of the best on my Twitter and Facebook feeds to get you some recognition.

If over the next week several people post their analysis, valuations, ideas, and/or critiques I will randomly select one and send you a free book from my collection.

Let the ideas start flowing.