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I read most of the Gorilla Game this weekend. It would be nice to back test these theories. I wonder if you could take a top ten list of best selling software every week for the past 25 years and derive some systematic way of finding gorillas, chimps, and monkeys. In some markets there is only one gorilla and that is Microsoft (assuming that enabling software means operating system). The authors of the book act as if they are talking about the stock market in general when they are really talking about one company.

Their portfolio may have performed badly because they didn't know ten good gorillas. It is possible that each year there is only one emerging gorilla. In my own portfolio, I like the idea of mixing stocks and mutual funds. I rely on mutual funds for diversification and I only buy gorillas when I find them. My current gorilla stocks are Intel, SAP, and HBOC. I noticed that they talked about SAP in their book, but it wasn't part of their test portfolio. Why?
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