Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review of The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai

An interesting book recommended by an CPA friend started with an gripping chapter of how the Patel's started and thrived in USA with an Ideal Gambit.

The rest of the chapters after the initial impressive chapter dwindled into various ideas and how the same ideas were being applied in parallel by different individuals to get ahead of the crowd.

Overall it is an average book, preaching to be smarter than the rest, like the rest.

Enough said.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Inspiring and demotivating

For the last 3 months or so, I have been working out every Saturday morning at a gym.

It is a group training session where around 20+ members follow the instructions of the trainer and burn at least 500 calories per hour. With the heart monitor strapped and the details displayed on the TV Monitor in the room, it is exciting and encouraging to work out.

Sometimes it feels a bit of a paradox where it is inspiring to be competitive with fellow members also at the same time a bit discouraging when some members beat you in numbers.