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  1. Beer with Barefoot - How to Size Up Any Stock in 60 Seconds

    This month we’ve dug up the mics, and recorded a masterclass on investing — and for my special ‘insider’ this time, there is nobody better suited than our very own Chief Investment Analyst, Mike Kemp.

    In this episode, you’ll discover Mike’s five-step process that anyone can use to size up any stock in 60 seconds — even if you have absolutely no investing experience. With this technique in your back pocket, you’ll be able to tell a hot tip from hot air in no time at all.

    Plus, Mike goes into detail on the work that comes after this test … with some of the things you need to look at before you decide to invest in a company.

    You won’t find this kind of insightful, no-BS advice anywhere else. It’s pure gold from the mouth of one of Australia’s top value investors, and a man who has spent more than 40 years in the investing ‘trenches’ honing his skills.

    This month’s edition should be required listening for absolutely anyone who wants to be involved in the stock market — or wants a handy defence against the dubious ‘investment advice’ you hear all around you.

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  2. Interview: Scott Forstall and Original iPhone Innovators @ Computer History Museum

    Museum Historian John Markoff moderates a discussion with former iPhone team members Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra and Scott Herz, followed by a conversation with Scott Forstall.

    The Scott Forstall part begins at 1:07:00.

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    Tagged with entertainment

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  3. Beer with Barefoot

    It’s the second Saturday of July — which means it’s time for a brand new edition of A Beer with Barefoot!

    This is the place you can ask me and Mike anything Blueprint-related, and we’ll answer it!

    We covered a lot of ground this week, and there’s something for beginners and pros alike.

    Here’s what you’re going to hear us talk about today… Our first $25k investment for the $100k Live Portfolio is next month. If you have little or no investing experience, is investing along with me a good place to start? This is a really important question — and every Blueprinter should hear the answer. (2:56) I reveal my strategy for managing my super between the HostPlus Indexed Balanced Fund and individual investments (4:17) How should you decide whether index funds or investing in individual companies is for you? (5:07) We’ve been very excited about Collection House in the past — but it has a long-term debt at 40% of its capital. Should that scare you off? (6:25) First home buyers: Should you use the First Home Super Saver scheme to save for your home? (8:00) Why doesn’t the Breakfree Portfolio have more commodities or international exposure? Mike defends the allocation of our set-and-forget investment option (12:37) Should you invest in bonds if you’re over 60? Mike and I explain our thinking (18:39) We tackle a topic that’s been causing controversy in our Facebook community: The HostPlus Indexed Balanced Fund hasn’t given the best absolute return after fees for the last few years. So if it’s not the best, why do we recommend it? (I love this question!) (21:40) The mystery behind why the top 20 US investment funds for a decade fell to 142nd-best over the following decade (25:41) What a story about a Thanksgiving turkey can teach you about risk in investing (30:47) The single thing you can truly control when you’re choosing a super fund (32:37) And a lot more!


    Tagged with finance

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  4. SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility!

    SxSW ’09 - Gruber & Mann - HOWTO: 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! (audio mp3, free on iTunes) My pal, John Gruber (from, and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, March 14th. We talked about building a blog you can be proud of, trying to improve the quality of your work, reaching the people you admire, and maybe even making a buck (in a way that doesn’t blow your deal). Here’s what we had to say: This text will be replaced Direct MP3 Download Subscribe via the iTunes Store Subscribe via another podcasting app N.B.: Awesome drawing by Dave Gray. Here’s more.

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