Mohnish Pabrai: Mastering the Odds for Outsized Returns

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In his book – The Dhando Investor, Mohnish Pabrai advocates investing like playing blackjack – bet heavily when the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor. His “Dhandho” approach involves finding a temporarily distressed but good business with a durable moat, within your circle of competence. Determine its intrinsic value 2-3 years … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: Warren Buffett’s 4% Hit Rate

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During this interview with My First Million, Mohnish Pabrai discusses Warren Buffett’s investment strategy and performance, particularly highlighting a key point from Buffett’s 2023 letter to shareholders. Buffett noted that over his 58-year tenure at Berkshire Hathaway, only 12 investment decisions significantly impacted the company’s success. Despite making hundreds of … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: A Tale of Missed Chances in Investing

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During his recent interview with The Investor’s Podcast, Mohnish Pabrai discusses his passion for bridge and shares a story about an investor who shorted Berkshire Hathaway, missing out on significant gains. The investor later regretted not investing in high-yield U.S. treasuries in the early ’80s. Pabrai reflects on missed opportunities … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: Gridlock Crippling U.S Progress: Despite Economic Strength, Divided Government Hinders Potential

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In this interview at the SumZero Virtual Investor Summit 2024, Mohnish Pabrai discussed his disappointment with the current political gridlock in Congress, and choice of political candidates. He also highlighted the significant potential for the U.S if a more functional government existed. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Pabrai: I … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: Zeroes Happen: The Surprisingly Forgiving Math of Successful Investing

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In this Q&A session with Oxford University, Mohnish Pabrai discusses the forgiving nature of the investment business despite frequent mistakes. His key points include: High Error Rates: Even the best investors are wrong often Asymmetrical Rewards: One home run success can outweigh many smaller failures Acceptable Error Margin: Mistakes like … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: From Furniture to Finance: How Buffett’s Insights Led to Billion-Dollar Wins

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In this interview with Guy Spier, Mohnish Pabrai talks about the importance of developing unique insights in investing to gain an edge. He uses Warren Buffett’s investments as examples, highlighting how Buffett’s deep understanding of businesses like furniture (through Nebraska Furniture Mart) and candy (Sees Candy) led him to successful … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: The Peoria Portfolio: Unpacking Munger’s High-Quality, Low-Stock Strategy

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During his Q&A session at Clemson University, Mohnish Pabrai discussed his approach to diversification which contrasts with the traditional view that spreading investments across a variety of assets reduces risk. Pabrai argues that diversification can be overrated, and that owning a few high-quality businesses can provide sufficient protection against market … Read More

Mohnish Pabrai: Quality Over Quantity: A Counterintuitive Guide to Diversification

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In this interview with The Value Perspective, Mohnish Pabrai explains why investors shouldn’t blindly chase diversification. They should focus on understanding a few companies well instead of spreading themselves thin across many that they don’t fully understand. True risk reduction comes from deep knowledge within your “circle of competence”. Key … Read More