The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Stocks B / Berkshire Hathaway

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/this-sounds-like-a-question-richard-feynman-once-13728377.aspx

Subject:  Re: Is there one idea above the rest? Date:  11/17/2000  11:33 AM
Author:  AnandaFool Number:  38110 of 211788

This sounds like a question Richard Feynman once tackled (though he addressed knowledge in general). His answer was, if I recall, that all things are made up of the same little building blocks, atoms.

If everything about investing were going to be erased...one important idea would be that an asset is valuable because of the amount of profit that it will generate during its life. Things like margin of safety or intrinsic value hinge upon understanding this, so that's why I'd put it forth as a more fundamental idea.

Ian
Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us