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My opinion is to simply dive into lots and lots and lots of specific companies, doing valuations, looking at interesting features, doing comparisons, and learning things as you go. Sometimes you might spend hours learning about galvanized widgets and comparing details of various galvinized widgets makers. I spent many hours sifting through 430 startup community banks. I found no particularly good investments, which itself is a startling discovery. Let it get messy and disorganized. Don't be afraid to jump around seemingly randomly. Try to make only those conclusions justified by what you've observed. Approach it with intense curiosity and disciplined observation (which I find easier said than done).

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