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Where great investing ideas come from — and how to make them work

Great opportunities are constantly surrounding us, but most of us simply don\'t have a way to tune them in.

One of the signs that I must be getting old is that I’m often inspired to speak to young graduates concerning the \”secrets of success.\”

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The message that I deliver is dependant on two key concepts which are equally as applicable to achieving one\’s investment objectives as they are to achieving career objectives: being available to new opportunities and working exceptionally difficult to capitalize on those opportunities.

The first concept – being available to new ideas – is really a sort of retort to people who say, \”That idea am simple, I wish I had thought of it.\”

Great opportunities are constantly surrounding us, but most of us simply posess zero way to tune them in.

Think of radio waves or cellphone waves. We can’t see them or feel them. But we all know they’re there. Why? Because we\’ve devices to capture those waves and turn them into something we can comprehend – sound.

So, too, with \”opportunity waves.\” They all are around us all the time. Every event produces them, and yet so few individuals are able to tune them in, probably because the tech giants haven’t created a device to capture them.

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