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Mar 31, 2020

While in Venice, Vitaliy, his brother, and son visited a glass factory and watched a glassblowing demonstration. The glass artist took a ball of molten glass, stuck large forceps into it, and magic happened – he pulled a horse’s head, body, legs and tail out of it. A few strokes with a metal blade and they had seen...


Mar 19, 2020

Vitaliy wrote the following in early February after his trip to Europe (as part of the Jet Lag Series), which started in Switzerland and concluded in Italy (Venice to be exact). Yes, the part of Italy that today is devastated by coronavirus. He missed the virus by only two weeks. In that short amount of time we...


Mar 10, 2020

Vitaliy is back from his trip to Switzerland and Italy. This trip was extra special for him, because he and his brother Alex were joined by his son Jonah. Every day on the trip Vitaliy wrote in his journal, but was always constrained on time. After returning to Denver, Vitaliy took advantage of his jet lag to expand on...


Feb 25, 2020

Vitaliy has a confession to make. Someday, he wants his company to be called Katsenelson & Kids. That doesn't have to be the official name, but he does want to work with his kids, whom he wants to become value investors. He knows he is supposed to want them to become doctors or physicists, but he doesn't. Maybe if...


Feb 18, 2020

Vitaliy was supposed to give a presentation at a conference in Omaha, a day before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. He was more nervous than usual. There were maybe two hundred attendees in the venue. A few minutes into his presentation, the lights went out. In this podcast, Vitaliy shares how this moment shaped...