15 Questions With Jason Rivera - An interview I did with P.j. Pahygiannis of GuruFocus
Below is a brief excerpt to the 15 question interview I did with P.J. Pahygiannis of GuruFocus. The questions range from how I began as a value investor, to books I recommend, my investment focus and style, my investment icons, and more.
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Today, I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Jason Rivera. Jason tells us his favorite books, the investors he looks up to, the books he recommends, as well as his findings in the OTC market.
How did you get started investing? What is your background?
I started learning about investing out of necessity. About 10 years ago I was dealing with severe dizziness issues, so I could not do much. But when my wife told me she was pregnant with our first daughter, I knew I had to do something that would allow me to provide for my family at some point when I got healthy.
At the time I thought about going into three different lines of work.
One was to become a politician but I figured the world didn’t need any more scum bag politicians.
The second was becoming a writer but I remember being told in high school by one teacher, “I hope you never want to become a writer because this paper is terrible.” And it was the truth then.
And third was that I remembered learning some basics about investing my senior year in high school and I remember being interested in it.
So almost by default I chose the path of learning about investing because it was the only path I was even a bit interested in.
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Thanks a lot for the opportunity P.J.