Ian Cassel

Ian Cassel

Ian is a full-time microcap investor and founder of MicroCapClub.com and IntelligentFanatics.com to help him fine-tune his qualitative lens for finding and investing in exceptional leaders.    

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When Community and Business Come Together

I recently wrote about Milton Hershey, the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company. Not only did he create the largest chocolate company in the world, but...

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...

Gustavus Swift – An Incredible Story of Overcoming Obstacles

Many have heard of business titans such as Cornelius Vanderbilt (Railroads), Andrew Carnegie (Steel), John D. Rockefeller (Oil), and John Pierpont Morgan (Financier). Far fewer have...

Dr. Venkataswamy and Aravind Eye Care: The Power of Compassionate Constraints

Enjoy this excerpt from our case study on Dr. V and Aravind Eye Care. Members can access the full case study [HERE] Aren’t a member...

[FULL CHAPTER] The Fighting Scottish Clan: Harold & Dan Leever

Here is a full chapter from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Fighting Scottish Clan: Harold & Dan Leever MacDermid...

Nurturing the Intelligent Fanatic in our Children

Meijer, a chain of grocery stores and supercenters, is one of the largest private companies in the United States. Dutch immigrant Hendrik Meijer founded the company...

Original Warehouse Pioneer: Sol Price

Here is an excerpt from our book, Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses: Original Warehouse Pioneer: Sol Price FedMart and Price Club “I...

Letter to Members – Who Builds Moats? Intelligent Fanatics Do

It’s been an exciting 60 days since we launched IntelligentFanatics.com. We want to thank all our members for rallying around our cause and supporting...

The Story of Henry Wellcome and Burroughs Wellcome & Company

Here is an excerpt from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Famous Hunch For Talent: Henry Wellcome Burroughs Wellcome &...

The Fallacy of Instant Success

It feels as though every day we read a headline of some money losing technology business that just eclipsed a $1 billion valuation in a short...

The Story of Hank Rowan and his $100 Million Gift

Here is an excerpt from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Melting The Competition: Hank Rowan Inductotherm Corporation “I never met...

Healthcare’s Change Agent: Dr. Devi Shetty & Narayana Health

Here is an excerpt from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Healthcare’s Change Agent: Dr. Devi Shetty Narayana Health “Like...

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