I didn’t take a “traditional” path towards investing and finance management, but then again, neither did Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s long time business advisor and partner.
I was trained to think like an anthropologist: one who studies people and cultures.
Paleontology: the study of the history of life on Earth as based on fossils. They work with dino bones.
Archeology: the study of the human past using material remains. Sorta like Indiana Jones.
Anthropology: the study of humanity through the application of biology, cultural studies, archaeology, linguistics, and other social sciences. That’s me!
To further confuse you, anthropology overlaps a lot with psychology and sociology.
What I do as an anthropologist, in combination with my other skill sets, is observe how people organize, identify, apply, and extract information to gain and create meaning and value. Essentially, I people watch to understand and anticipate with a strong degree of certainty how people might act and respond to various stimuli.
Even so, my life experience is different from another’s, and bias surrounds us all. Education never stops. I’m brutally honest with myself and others, so I lean towards utilitarianism as a growing activist investor.
As an investor, I want to create a world we want instead of merely existing in the one we have. I want everyone to live in a world where big money sincerely invests in the collective betterment for all; not just the global minority.
Because of this, I’m all in with GameStop (GME).
Positions: Tiny, double digits, but in this crazy world, one ticket could win the lottery.
As an anthropologist, I deeply see how “money makes the world go round.” The frenzy around GME is pushing us into a new financial paradigm; hopefully one that centers the lives of sentient beings everywhere. It might even become a crazy, once in a lifetime event you’ll be telling your grandkids about. Only time can tell, but that’s the culture shift I’m focused on and moving towards.
Ten million is the floor.