Life is not just about Investing. And so are my friends and their conversations. With so much happening around us in the world of business, politics, sports, movies and spirituality, me and my friends spend a lot of time musing on this and that over our coffee – over investing or anything else. So, meet my friends:
Jigneshbhai: My broker friend who understands and follows many things beyond just investing but has a unique viewpoint on almost everything and provides sage wisdom and some analysis, though not always in black and white. Like in most things in life, he believes that the questions you ask are more important than the answers. And he rarely provides clear answers.
Swami: My friend who often loves asking questions and often loses patience listening to Jigneshbhai’s Gyan, and on the happenings around him – often leading to confusion. He loves movies and follows sport passionately, and often is keen to get clear answers on everything from Jigneshbhai, which he (and I) seldom get.
The wealthy man in the sprawling bungalow: My old, rich neighbour who has been there and done that successfully in the world of investing. Sometimes he has cryptic wisdom to share on other topics too, and he often talks in puzzles. Only Jigneshbhai seems to understand him, often leaving me and Swami scratching our heads.
This is a collection of my sometimes frequent, sometimes infrequent coffee conversations with Jigneshbhai and Swami. They speak on so many topics, ranging from business, politics, sports, movies and lately spirituality too. The set of articles in this book are related to their conversations on topics other than investing – hence talk on this and that.
My friends Jigneshbhai and Swami are witness to all those events and experience the same emotions and mood swings that most of us undergo when events like these happen in our journey of life. Their coffee conversations reflect those emotions and swings, especially those of Swami. Jigneshbhai often tries to pacify Swami or give him some Gyan or perspective but is not always successful.
This is a collection of these coffee conversation from the past (2011-2017) and reference many of the events around investing and economy that happened during that period. The events and conversations may be topical and reflect the mood of the moment at that time, but often the wisdom that they reflect is timeless. I hope you enjoy reading these conversations and break into a smile while reading them. More importantly, I hope they speak to you as well.
Sometimes, conversations over coffee can say a lot. Especially the ones with Jigneshbhai, Swami and the wealthy old man in the sprawling bungalow.
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