RWH016: The Best Of The Best w/ François Rochon

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IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • 02:51 - How François Rochon began his market-beating investment journey three decades ago.
  • 08:12 - How the “margin of safety” concept guides him in business, markets, & life.
  • 10:14 - How to succeed by investing in great companies at reasonable valuations.
  • 12:12 - Why it’s critical for investors to have a long time horizon.
  • 15:37 - How to become a better investor by cultivating humility & preparing for disappointment.
  • 16:48 - What he learned from Warren Buffett about the importance of owner’s earnings.
  • 21:47 - Why François resists the temptation to overpay, even for great companies.
  • 25:12 - Why he highlights his investment mistakes in an annual list called the Podium of Errors.
  • 34:03 - How to survive & thrive by taking a middle-of-the-road approach to diversification.
  • 38:30 - Why he believes that market predictions are a waste of time.
  • 40:24 - How he handles bear markets emotionally & uses them to improve his portfolio.
  • 43:10 - Why he loves companies like CarMax, Visa, Alphabet, & Markel.
  • 47:56 - How the president of Constellation Software embodies everything he seeks in a leader.
  • 53:59 - How the best businesses remind François of the beauty & uniqueness of great artworks.
  • 1:11:24 - How he was influenced by studying & meeting investment icon Peter Lynch and what François learned from investing legend Lou Simpson.
  • 1:21:49 - How the best investors succeed by straying from the tribe & forging their own path.
  • 1:15:44 - How it helps him to read broadly about philosophy, art, science, history, & psychology.
  • 1:26:16 - Why it’s rational, not naive, to be an “unwavering optimist.”
  • 1:35:16 - Why François believes that persistence & patience are the key to human achievement.



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