Standing on the Shoulders of GIANTS
Case Study - Anita Dongre
“My strength is in the fact that we work as one person.”~ Anita Dongre Anita Dongre is not called the queen of prêt for nothing. In...
21 September 2018
What Is This Company Worth?
This is a real world example. How much would you pay for the following company? *Trailing twelve month (TTM), quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), year-over-year (YoY)*Here is the...
11 September 2018
John Morgan: Operating With An Ace Up His Sleeve
“I’ve never seen a fold like that...(that was) the craziest hand I’ve ever seen.” Those words were uttered by three-time World Series of...
09 August 2018
Case Study - Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Kochouseph Chittilappilly is a remarkable human being.He is a stunningly successful industrialist. He founded three businesses (so far) in his lifetime - V Guard, Wonderla...
24 July 2018
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Balance Is Underrated
I disagree. Balance is overrated, and incompatible with an interesting and impactful life. https://t.co/aBSQXkkt7g— Florent Crivello (@Altimor) November 8, 2018 It is...
10 November 2018
The Story of Milton Hershey – The Sweetest Place on Earth
Few exceptional businesses are created quickly. In addition, exceptional leaders are not created quickly. It takes years of intelligent, diligent, and obsessive work before each intelligent...
30 October 2018
Action Speaks Louder Than Words
In March 2006, the leader of an organization wrote the following in his letter to investors:“My goal is to see [Company name] become a great...
18 October 2018
What Not To Do
Letter to Members - 2018 Update
It’s been nearly a year since we launched IntelligentFanatics.com. We want to thank all our members for rallying around our cause and supporting us....
11 October 2018
John D. Rockefeller's Birthplace
For more than half of my life I've lived less than 30 miles from John D. Rockefeller's birthplace in Richford, NY. Actually in the early 1840s,...
06 September 2018
The Curse of the Rockefellers
On one quaint Sunday in New York in the early 1900s, Laura Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, attended church. During the service, an all too...
30 August 2018
Perverse Incentives - Australia's Second Fleet
On January 19, 1790, three ships left England en route to Australia. This was the second fleet of ships to colonize Australia. The First Fleet was...
25 August 2018
What Not To Do
Finding Talent Before Others
In 1959, Columbia Records was out of touch. Young Americans were no longer into jazz or classical music, Columbia’s core. They were interested in new...
06 August 2018
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