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Wow, What a Tribe!

My neighbors think I speak less. My friends think I speak very less. My wife thinks I don’t speak at all!

But when I tell people that I can speak for 30 hours in 3 days, they are astounded. And so was I by the end of day yesterday i.e., after finishing my fourth Art of Investing Workshop session in three days. 🙂

It was an amazing weekend retreat for me as I got chance to meet around 120 Safal Niveshak tribesmen in Bangalore and Chennai.

I will let the pictures do the talking. This journey is getting amazing by the day, and this tribe is getting bigger, and bigger.

Bangalore, 1st March 2013 (10 AM – 6 PM)

Bangalore, 2nd March 2013 (8 AM – 2 PM)

Bangalore, 2nd March 2013 (3 PM – 8 PM)

Chennai, 3rd March 2013 (10 AM – 6 PM)
The biggest ever congregation of Safal Niveshak tribesmen! 🙂

Thank you Bangalore, Chennai for taking out time on the weekend to attend the Workshops! It meant a lot to me.

The icing on the cake was when someone told me at the end of the Chennai Workshop – “Vishal, anyone can copy your work…but no one can copy your passion!” 🙂

Amazing words…amazing tribesmen!

The next Workshops are scheduled in…

…and I expect to see a lot many tribesmen in these cities.

May our tribe grow!

Before I end, Warren Buffett’s 2012 letter to shareholders is out. Another masterpiece! Click here to download.

Buffett has recommended The Outsiders by William Thorndike as an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation.

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About the Author

Vishal Khandelwal is the founder of Safal Niveshak. He works with small investors to help them become smart and independent in their stock market investing decisions. He is a SEBI registered Research Analyst. Connect with Vishal on Twitter.


  1. vikrant says:

    You definitely deserve those kind words. Congrats Vishal on achieving the numbers, you know unfortunately i could not make it due to Office issues and prior commitment.

  2. shankar says:

    Very congratulations Vishal…:) And my heartfelt wishes to you..:)
    Yes, i am having great time with ‘The Outsiders’….Its all about non-conventional CEOs..

  3. I’ll repeat what the other tribesman told you Vishal.

    Anyone can copy your work…but no one can copy your passion in sharing learning!

    You’re a legend for me! Cheers!

  4. I was fortunate enough to be part of the Chennai workshop.
    Thank you Vishal for providing wonderful insights into investing!

  5. Sanjeev Bhatia says:

    Wow Vishal, A picture definitley speaks more than a thousand words.

    Heart felt congratulations, and I too second the gentleman who admired your passion. You have really taken a lot of pains to further the cause and you truly deserve all the accolades.

    May our tribe keep on growing by leaps and bounds, and may God make these records tumble again and again. 🙂

  6. Lalitha Ravi says:


    Men, Men & more of ’em! I am determined to change that..Women who invest, arise!

  7. Ganesh R says:

    I remember 3 teachers in my life every 5th of Sep. Now I have one more. In fact, out the 4 now, only 2 taught me in school. The other two are teaching life, business & investing skills that are more vital to continue living in this world. I feel really fortunate to have someone who know so much but keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Let me put in to practice the learning that happened in Chennai.

  8. Reni George says:

    Dear Vishal
    As i said to you,may the tribe grow……but it should not be just about investing it should be also about revolutionizing the way investment is done and it should bring the power to each and every retail investor.

    “Karwaan badhta gaya aur nayi Manzelein milti gayiiii”

    Thanks and Regards
    Happy Investing

    Reni George

  9. Wow! Amazing! : )

  10. Indeed passion makes the difference between winning and just about getting there.
    Of course there is an element of luck but passion is the driving force.
    Long back I read “Attitude decides altitude” and that is exemplified in your endeavour.
    Great going to you and all tribe members.

  11. I consider myself very lucky enough to be part of this elite tribe and was in right place at right time. It was a ‘Stunning Sunday’ for me last week.
    Thanks a lot for your efforts !!
    Cheers !!!

  12. prashant borker says:

    Vishal ,your passion and sincerity will take you to much greater heights in future.This is just the beginning !

  13. We are in a learning society to least bother about the most important aspect of our life that is “Financial Literacy”. I really admire your passion & energy to conduct this kind of workshops to educate us on the field of personal finance. Thank you Vishal.

  14. Hi Vishal,

    Yes, anybody can copy your work, but passion and attitude is something that is inherent. Your philosophy towards investing and life is unique and that makes you very unique, special 🙂

    I’m eagerly waiting for the next Pune workshop 🙂


  15. Value Investor says:

    Hearty congratulations Vishal… We see in you the messiah, a saviour who will absolve us from all our financial miseries… Most successful investors are selfish and do not share their pearls of wisdom. I’m eagerly waiting for your Mumbai workshop!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. Hi Vishal,

    Its heartening that headcount is increasing. This is one of the best platforms to help retail investors like me (penny investor would be a better word. :)). It helps us be better thinkers. BTW is there any plan of visiting Pune? Would absolutely love to attend your workshop.

    Best regards,

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