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Friday, 16th October 2015

Business Moats

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Stock Investing, Wealth Building

Moat

One of the tasks of an analyst who is evaluating a business is to think about the moat of the business. But what is a moat? A simple way to think about moats is to imagine that the business is a castle and the moat it what surrounds the business and keeps other businesses at bay. Every business has a moat, but the difference is the size and the durability. Some businesses have narrow moats and other have wide ones. Some business moats are shrinking as time goes by, whereas others are widening. Ideally an analyst wants to find a business with a wide moat that keeps widening. One of the characteristics of the capitalist system is that a profitable business will attract more and more competitors and these competitors will test your moat repeatedly. Thus, the more successful a business is the harder it is to keep being successful and widen its moat. […]

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Wednesday, 24th February 2010

Top tips for business success

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Habits

If you are looking to start your own business you might want to consider the sound advice of famous business people. These people have already trodden the path to business success and you can take advantage of their wisdom. The following list is a collection of business tips and general words of wisdom:

1. All successful people have a vision. They have the ability the “see” clearly what they want before it exists. – Bill Gates[…]

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Sunday, 14th September 2008

Steve Jobs speech at Stanford

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Presentations

On 12 June 2005, Steve Jobs gave a speech to the graduates of Stanford University. In his speech he narrated three stories from his life to the students and the meaning that each one of them has and how they shaped his life.

His first story is about connecting the dots. Sometimes events in your life look insignificant at present and only in the future you will realise how important they really are. His second story is about love and loss. In this one Steve explains how he left Apple and how through this loss he became stronger and came back. His last story is about death. People need to enjoy life and not let it pass by them. You need to challenge yourself all the time if you compromise or you live the life you dream. […]

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