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Mar 2, 2021

Vitaliy recently asked another value investor if he wanted Warren Buffett's success. While this may seem like a rhetorical question, the truth is many value investors are quietly envious of Buffett. In this podcast, Vitaliy shares an old piece of Jewish wisdom on how to deal with envy, and how Stoics use a...

Feb 16, 2021

It all started after Vitaliy's daughter, Hannah, watched The Queen’s Gambit for a homework assignment. She told Vitaliy he had to watch it. He did, and loved it. But then Hannah said, “Dad, let’s play chess!”

In this podcast, Vitaliy explores his daughters' new found interest in the game, and the connection his...

Jan 26, 2021

The Winter 2020/21 Client Letter that Vitaliy just sent to IMA clients was 27 pages long. Over the next few weeks, he’ll share excerpts from the letter with you, our dear podcast listeners. These excerpts will not focus as much on individual "fish" (stocks) as they do on "how to fish."

In this podcast, Vitaliy...

Jan 12, 2021

2020 will go into our memory banks as a very painful year. Stoicism, particularly the stoic practice of negative visualization, helped Vitaliy put 2020 into a broader historical context, and compare what happened, which was bad, to what could have happened. In this podcast, Vitaliy walks you through how Stoicism helped...

Nov 17, 2020

In this podcast, Vitaliy celebrates his daughter Hannah’s love of reading and her budding talent as a writer. Then, drawing on formative childhood experiences with his father, he shares his thoughts on how to instill a love of classical music in children.

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