What a year it has been!
Starting with 250 readers and a few believers, Safal Niveshak closes 2012 with over 4,000 tribesmen, and a lot of them actually believers in what I’m trying to do here.
It might be too early to say this, but given hundreds of emails I’ve received in this year so far, Safal Niveshak is developing a few traditions as far as sensible investing is concerned.
One of them is “independence of thought”, which I believe will ultimately lead to objectivity and rationality in the way you behave as an investor.
The second tradition is that of “preparation”, which involves developing into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading.
I know a lot of you still hate reading, but believe me, like all great habits even this will take time. But it will come. 🙂
The third tradition is that of “intellectual humility”. I have rarely met investors outside this tribe who readily accept their investment mistakes. So kudos to you!
I may go on and on about what so many tribesmen have written to me on how Safal Niveshak is gradually changing their lives, but that’s not important.
What’s most important about this initiative is that you believe in it. And this keeps me going.
Anyways, I know you are not in a mood to read a lengthy discourse in this holiday season, so I would close (almost nearly) with my choice of the top ten posts for 2012.
This list is based on what I thought were my best ten shots during the year (in no particular order).
10 best posts on Safal Niveshak in 2012
- How I Quit My Job And Found Myself
- A 2-Year Course to Become a Smarter, Independent Investor
- Value Investing, the Sanjay Bakshi Way
- 20 Ways I Cut Stress Out of My Investing Life
- The Return of Uncertainty, and How You Can Deal With It
- I Invest, So That I Live Like a Man…Not a Donkey, Dog or Monkey
- The Best Investment for Your Child (Hint: You Can’t Buy It)
- Real Life Story: How to Increase Your Savings by 9200%
- An Open Letter to My Daughter
- When I Met the Legends of Investing
I’d like to thank you for being the great tribesman you’ve been all through 2012. I’d also like to extend my special thanks to the following top ten commentators on Safal Niveshak so far, who have enriched the ideas that I share here…
- Sudhir: 167 comments
- Sanjeev Bhatia: 150
- Shankar: 98
- Vikrant: 89
- Mansoor: 86
- Manish Sharma: 81
- Karthik: 79
- Ajay: 66
- Sunny Gupta: 62
- R. K. Chandrashekar: 42
On a final note, as the year ends, I want to share with you my sadness on the death of the young Delhi girl last week alongwith a lot like her whom we are killing, both inside and outside the womb, every day!
I don’t know what’s the solution to this menace (revolt or protest certainly isn’t), but if we tribesmen can all pledge to stand up for the women around us, we’ll be doing a great service to this society.
I could’ve omitted writing about this on an investing blog, but than Safal Niveshak isn’t just about investing. It’s more about how we can together bring about a positive change in the way we live our lives so that we leave the world a better place than we found it.
Anyways, here’s wishing you a very Happy (and safe) New Year 2013.
I would love to know if and how Safal Niveshak helped you in your investment journey during 2012. I would also like to know your choice of the best post for the year.
I’ll have lots more for you in the new year. Can’t wait to see you then!
Note: Seats for the Kolkata Workshop are filling up fast. So if you are in Kolkata on 16th February 2013 and want to attend my Art of Investing Workshop, kindly click here to register.