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Jan 13, 2022

In this interview with Travis Chappell, host of the Build Your Network podcast, Vitaliy shares how he has used writing to build his network of investing peers, and also grow his firm, IMA. Along the way, Vitaliy touches on how we learned to emphasize people in investing, his evolution from analyst to CEO, and what...


Jan 6, 2022

On the 30th Anniversary of his family's arrival in the United States from Soviet Russia, Vitaliy reflects on his time here. After recounting the hard early days in a new country when he was "fresh off the boat", Vitaliy offers perspective on how America has changed since he arrived. What he sees now is, in some ways,...


Dec 23, 2021

There is a cryptocurrency, also named Omicron, that was up 900% on the day the new COVID-19 variant was publicized. Try as he might, Vitaliy cannot figure out what would have caused this crypto to spike that day. He muses that Mr. Market must be so crazy right now, that he is bidding up the price of random tokens based...


Dec 9, 2021

During his tenure, Jack Welch built GE into an earnings estimates-beating-machine. There's just one problem with that: it leads to extreme short-termism, and ultimately the misallocation of capital. Contrast this with Jeff Bezos' approach of maximizing long-term free cash flow, disregarding the current quarter....


Nov 25, 2021

Vitaliy re-shares and updates his analysis of Uber, and why it remains an attractive investment. He provides a mental model of how to analyze companies that may appear expensive but have yet to reach escape velocity in their cost structure and have a large market addressable market that they’ll likely dominate.

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