nickhuhn

nickhuhn:

Because so many asked, here are the words I prepared for my dad’s memorial service on Oct 11, 2013. Thanks to everyone who shared their sympathies and made this otherwise unbearable week a lot easier on us. The “plumber in a tie” will be missed by many.

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Everyone who knows our dad, Ted,…

So sorry for Nick’s loss…so glad he wrote this, and allowed me to get to know a great man that I never met in the process.

R.I.P. Ted, “the plumber in the tie”

I’ve always loved October.  Big month.
It’s the month where you just get things done.  Set yourself up for victory the following year.
This October I’m concentrating on content and distribution for LikeFolio, while the rest of the team concentrates on technology and design that levers the AMAZING engine we have built and data that is streaming in.
That’s it…. one focus, one opportunity…each day building on the one before it.  
Win. 

I’ve always loved October.  Big month.

It’s the month where you just get things done.  Set yourself up for victory the following year.

This October I’m concentrating on content and distribution for LikeFolio, while the rest of the team concentrates on technology and design that levers the AMAZING engine we have built and data that is streaming in.

That’s it…. one focus, one opportunity…each day building on the one before it.  

Win. 

Why we are doing what we’re doing

For the 14 years that I have been in the business of helping individual investors, this is what the world of finance has looked like to most people:

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Jobless claims, ECB rates, Federal Reserve, Technical analysts, conflicting messages of predictions of tops, bottoms and currency wars.

These are the distractions of a non-stop news cycle, a hype machine.

Enough.

That’s why we created this:

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See, we believe that for most people, getting started investing should be about three things:

1.  Investing in companies that you understand and like

2.  Taking a long-term view… becoming a shareholder 

3.  Enjoyment.  You become good at the things you enjoy.

LikeFolio sets out to simplify “finance” down to what matters most…. discovering the companies that you want to call yourself an owner of.

We’re just getting started, but I love where we’re going.

Win.

36 Truth Friday

  1. No one cares how hard you worked.
  2. People really care about what you can do.  For them.
  3. 99% of the players on your favorite college team know FAR less about their opponent, schedule, etc than you do.  The other one is a walk-on.
  4. War will always be a part of the human condition.
  5. Attractive people get more.
  6. Strong > Skinny > Fat
  7. Generally speaking, people are compensated an amount almost equal to the value of their work.
  8. Entrepreneurship is a long, long-term plan and a massive grind.
  9. The middle ground is the most dangerous in the long run.
  10. Your degree is worthless.
  11. Truth is not relative.
  12. Individuals pursuing their own rational self-interest is always the motive.  If you believe otherwise, you are a tool in someone else’s pursuit of their self-interest.
  13. Incentives drive behavior.  
  14. Visualizing what you want the ball to do is enormously effective at accomplishing that outcome.
  15. If you can’t run 3 miles at an 8 minute pace and do 4(m)/1(f) pullups, you’re out of shape.
  16. You spend too much time looking at glowing rectangles.
  17. No one will remember you in 142 years.  
  18. Today matters far more than yesterday and marginally more than tomorrow.
  19. Non-local government has only 3 legitimate functions.  The rest are destructive.
  20. Pappy Van Winkle 15 year bourbon is quite possibly the finest drink ever created by man.
  21. The college kid you’re yelling at for fumbling?  He’s thinking about getting drunk and laid at the party tonight.  Guaranteed.  
  22. The perfect workout involves no machines whatsoever.
  23. Surfing, skiing, and boarding are the realization of heaven.
  24. Competition is natural and productive.
  25. Losing is great for you.
  26. Winning is always better.
  27. In 142 years, people will be benefiting from the decisions and actions that you take.
  28. Your significant other is attracted to other people.
  29. Gambling makes it far more interesting.
  30. You will burn your burn and use your runway.
  31. There’s always a one-time expense
  32. People with no apparent vices should never be trusted.
  33. She wants to be dominated.
  34. Han shot first.
  35. Apologies don’t contain the word “if”
  36. You could be doing so much more.