Monday, August 06, 2012

Thoughts on Investing from the Pragmatic Capitalist


David Gilmour, a serial entrepreneur, sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss his three secrets to success. Gilmour founded Fiji Water and Clairtone Sound Corporation Limited. In this interview he shares his insights on how to start a new business and his approach to success.

Some of his more valuable insights:

Be a leader and not a follower.

Men make money, but money doesn’t make men.

Make others rich and you’ll make yourself rich.

The true entrepreneur is a creator and not an opportunist.

Have a plan and perfect your plan before you launch.

Surround yourself with people who can be better than you.

Do what you love.



Steve Cook received his education in investments from Harvard, where he earned an MBA, New York University, where he did post graduate work in economics and financial analysis and the CFA Institute, where he earned the Chartered Financial Analysts designation in 1973. His 40 years of investment experience includes institutional portfolio management at Scudder, Stevens and Clark and Bear Stearns. Steve's goal at Strategic Stock Investments is to help other investors build wealth and benefit from the investing lessons he learned the hard way.