Building Intelligent Fanatic Intuition

In Presentation by Sean Iddings3 Comments

If success is preparation meets opportunity, then how can investors be prepared to find great business leaders before they are “great”? In other words, how do we deliberately refine our ability to find intelligent fanatics of today and tomorrow?

It’s our belief that with the right amount of preparation, investors can find fanatics ex-ante.

In this presentation I provide a case for our intuitive mind and how investors can deliberately practice building their intelligent fanatic intuition.


[1:25] – What is Intuition?

[3:25] – The Case for Intuition

[6:50] – Biases and Why Some are Beneficial

[9:36] – Harnessing Intuition with Investing and Spotting Intelligent Fanatics

[11:00] – Analogy – Ancient Polynesian Navigators

[15:03] – Mastery – Building Intelligent Fanatic Intuition

[15:49] – Example – Jazz Improvisation

[17:50] – Studying Investment Masters

[18:15] – Studying Venture Capitalists and Private Equity

[19:49] – Leverage Experience of Others

[22:51] – Dots Can Be Connected

[28:09] – Conclusion

About the Author

Sean Iddings


Sean is the founder of Unconventional Capital Wisdom, a registered investment advisor in New York State seeking to invest in high quality microcap companies led by intelligent fanatics. He is a member of MicroCapClub and writes about investments, entrepreneurship, and leadership on a number of blogs and publications. Sean is also a long distance runner having completed five marathons across the globe and a jazz/rock guitarist. He lives outside Ithaca, NY with his wife and daughter.


  1. So many inputs from your presentation. Looks very every bit of it. Thanks!

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