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Subject: Re: Greetings, Fool! Date: 4/16/2007 7:45 PM
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Thank you for opening this board that I requested. I post on many boards: stock boards, topical boards, "social boards" such as the Baby Boomer Board, etc..

I thought it might be interesting, at least to me, to kind of gather my thoughts about investing into one focal point. I will continue to post on the stock boards, other Fool's Boards such as "The BMW Method Board" and others. I will probably link posts I have made on the other boards such as the Stride-Rite(SRR) when I kind of explained why I bought some shares of Stride Rite recently in the Stride-Rite post #30.

In a quick nutshell, I bought a pair of Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes as Designer Shoe Warehouse(DSW). I did not know that Sperry Top-Siders was a Stride-Rite brand until I looked inside the box and saw the little note that the Sperry Topsiders were part of Stride-Rite's "Nautical Collection.

I like buying shares of companies when I use and admire their products: Stride-Rite, Coach, A.T. Cross are just three companies that come to mind. A fourth would be Starbucks. I bought Starbucks at $47 per share pre-two-for-one split last year.

My Investment Style? Value or at least Growth at Reasonable Price(GARP). My normal stock holding period is three to five years; I have owned several stocks for multiple decades.

I am a retired Investment Professional. I started as an Investment Professional as an Intern at an Insurance Company while I took this outstanding investment course (http://www.uwasap.org) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on the way to completing a MS in Finance and Economics. The last position I had before I retired in October 1995 was as a Venture Capital Portfolio Manager.Several of the companies in that portfolio that came public were Nextel, now part of Sprint, PetsMart, Inhale Technology, and several others.

Welcome to this board, where I will tend to "Think-Out-loud". I encourage everyone else to do the same.

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