Note: This interview was originally published in the October 2016 issue of our premium newsletter – Value Investing Almanack (VIA). To read more such interviews and other deep thoughts on value investing, business analysis and behavioral finance, click here to subscribe to VIA.
I recently interviewed Rohit Chauhan for our premium newsletter, Value Investing Almanack.
Rohit Chauhan is an Engineer / MBA with 20+ years of experience, working in different functions in large corporations in India and abroad. Rohit was introduced to the value investing philosophy in the mid 90s and has since then followed it in managing money for himself and others who have entrusted their capital to him.
Rohit has been writing on the topic of investing for the last 11 years through his blog.
In his interview with Safal Niveshak, Rohit shares his wide investment experience and how small investors can practice sensible investment decision making.
Superb interview. Lot of gem like responses.
Vishal Khandelwal says
The problem with this interview and other interviews of this type is that there are no examples from Rohit’s past experience. To give a cricket analogy, if you were interviewing Sachin Tendulkar, how did he become a great batsman, his answers would be I practiced really hard, followed a proper diet and prayed to God. I’d rather have him say stuff like, when I had to bat on a bouncy pitch I’d make a tennis ball wet and have the coach throw it at me from a short distance.
This is a well meaning interview but nothing to learn from it since all of what Rohit says has been repeated ad nauseam by investors all over the world. The fault actually lies with the interviewer since he has made no effort to prod Rohit for details.
Vishal Khandelwal says
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
one of the best interview . a lot of good thing to notice
The two takeaways from this interview are as follows [ Only 2 takeaways since I am suffering from curse of knowledge ]
1) If you have a winning hand, play it out fully
2) One needs to keep in mind that the half-life of knowledge (a term from radioactive decay) is reducing.
As a result, an investor or any other professional cannot assume that what he or she has learned till date will last a lifetime.