“I trust you Anshul. Would you want to work with me at Safal Niveshak?”
“I trust you Vishal. Yes, I would want to work with you at Safal Niveshak.”
“Welcome aboard, Anshul!”
…and thus ended the fastest ever interview I’ve ever been a part of. 🙂
Well, the reason I’m writing to you is to formally announce my partnership with Anshul Khare in taking the Safal Niveshak initiative forward.
And the reason I’m doing it today is because Anshul is now my full-time partner at Safal Niveshak, after having quit his well-paying job at a well-to-do startup.
In Poor Charlie’s Almanack, Warren Buffett shared this advice on the choice of a partner –
Look first for someone both smarter and wiser than you are. After locating him (or her), ask him not to flaunt his superiority so that you may enjoy acclaim for the many accomplishments that sprang from his thoughts and advice. Seek a partner who will never second-guess you nor sulk when you make expensive mistakes.
Look also for a generous soul who will put up his own money and work for peanuts. Finally, join with someone who will constantly add to the fun as you travel a long road together.
All of the above is splendid advice. In fact, it’s so splendid that I set out in 2013 to follow it slavishly. And I found Anshul in 2015 (though I knew him since 2013 when he attended my Bangalore Workshop) as he fit my bill of particulars in every way. Though I am still not sure whether I fit his bill in such good ways.
But I have asked him not to flaunt his superiority so that I may enjoy acclaim for the many accomplishments that would spring from his thoughts and advice. 😉
Now, there’s one thing I know for sure – I’ve been extremely lucky to find one of the most honest, trustworthy, and simplest humans to work with me in taking Safal Niveshak towards a better, brighter future.
Anshul is a chemical engineer from IIT-Bombay, a voracious reader, and has special interest in the areas of human behaviour and value investing. You’ve already read him through his wonderful series on Latticework of Mental Models, and his other writings at Value Investing Almanack. And you will read much more from him going forward (and that will allow me to enjoy longer holidays). 😉
By the way, before I end, here’s something I wanted to share with you. Peter Kaufman, the author of Poor Charlie’s Almanack recently sent me this – his book, autographed for me by Charlie Munger – for my work at Safal Niveshak…
I can now proudly claim that the greats, Peter Kaufman and Charlie Munger, know about Safal Niveshak. 😉
Feel so blessed to be here, doing this…thanks to your trust in my work.
I would request you to bestow the same trust on Anshul. There’s too much work we need to do, and a long journey we need to cover to help people become better at their investment decision making.
I have nothing more to add. Anshul?