What is due diligence?

Due diligence is the investigation and research that an investor should conduct prior to making an investment to determine whether that investment is right for them. This is true for any kind of investment — from stocks to real estate to businesses. It’s technically a legal obligation for some investments but I would argue that […]

My 17 rules for investing (regardless of the investment)

I love investing. Stocks, real estate, businesses, you name it. Here are the 17 rules I invest by. Every investment has a return: Either money or education. Don’t be an investor: Be an engineer. Don’t invest in anything you can’t control (and learn the levers that will provide a return). Redefine your idea of risk. […]

Aaron Hoos’ weekly reading list: ‘Blackberry, Twitter, and ShamWow’ edition

There seemed to be way more to read this week than other weeks. Funny how that works. Here are some of the things I’ve been reading:. Blackberry waves the white flag. How can you not read about Blackberry this week? haha. This article from Salon (and this article from Forbes) nicely sums up the fall. […]