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Karl von Hardenberg

General Information

Name:
Karl von Hardenberg
Fool Since:
April 12 2001
Aliases:
VonKarl (5/2/2006)
Where I Live:
Naugatuck, CT
Where I Grew Up:
Southbury, CT
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Mostly smaller cap and growth
Stocks I Own:
Stock: AAXN AKAM AMT AMZN ATVI AVAV BIDU BOFI BP BRK-B CAKE CRM DDD DIS IMAX INFN ISRG LPSN MELI MSFT NFLX NOK NTES OLED OTTR P SAM SHOP SSYS TURN VJET VLO WPRT XONE Z ZG Funds:VFIAX VGELX VIMAX VSGAX VGPMX VEMAX

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
OLED NFLX AMZN ISRG NTES MELI SHOP
Industries:
Technology

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
OLED, NFLX, ISRG, NTES, HW,
Worst Investment:
STP, MTSXY
Money I Manage:
Just my own...that's enough!

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
UConn - BS Geology
Job Title
Managing Member
Company / Organization
Sunstone Data LLC
Former Jobs
Fairfield Public Schools as an Application Analyst, (very) Jr. Partner at Phoenix Systems

Interests

Personal Quote:
"Um...and I quote"
My Interests:
Reading sci-fi/fantasy (I have a fairly extensive libary), canoeing/fishing (though I don't get to do it often enough!), and of course the Rule Breakers service!
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Christina Hendricks (heh)
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Cheesecake Factory. A peach bellinii, endive salad, and any of a number of entrees there...yum!
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Someplace warm where the fishing is good!
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Fishing...that's a sport...right? ;)
Favorite Video Games:
Baldur's Gate or Fable
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Talking Heads, Gary Numan, They Might Be Giants...80's Alternative anyone?
Great Books Read Recently:
Series called The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Great read!
Book Currently Reading:
I go through too many to be able to keep this up to date.

An Interview with TMFBreakerOrion

Last updated: 6/1/2011
The Fool:
Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
TMFBreakerOrion:
Most definitely if only from the standpoint of not wanting to support a company questionable ethics. Also, I think that companies with bad ethics are doomed to ultimate failure in the long run...or at least are not as likely to reward their investors. Poor ethics and integrity tend to apply across all areas...as do good ethics/integrity.
The Fool:
Have you had a brush with fame, the proverbial '15 minutes'? Tell us about it.
TMFBreakerOrion:
When I was in 7th or 8th grade I pulled a kid out of the ice he fell through and I got a plaque with my name spelled incorrectly. The news article got my name, age, and everything else wrong. I am still amused and it has ensured that I take in news stories with a large grain of salt. ;)
The Fool:
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
TMFBreakerOrion:
The whole computer/processor/internet thing. It has changed the world in more ways than any of us comprehend. (And it provides a good living to me as well!)
[Read the full Interview]