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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...


Feb 11, 2020

When should you not buy commodity stocks? When you feel like you must own them. Vitaliy remembers when investors felt they must own oil stocks, when oil prices shot past $100 per barrel and everyone was convinced they were going to $200. Today oil stocks are universally hated, and arguably for the right reasons – the...


Feb 4, 2020

We think of Vincent Bollore as the John Malone of Europe – his strength is in identifying undervalued assets, taking control of them, and unlocking value. Bollore owns 25% of Vivendi, the prime asset of which is Universal Music Group (UMG), the largest music label in the world. Vivendi owns around 30% of the music...