In the past two weeks, I’ve interviewed two impressive characters that have a big bearing on a lot of our portfolios. One is the very unique Gerry Harvey and the other is the CFO of BHP, Peter Bevan.
Both were very remarkable and they have made me more supportive towards both of their companies. But you do have to be careful of letting your gut feelings determine how you buy or invest.
Simon Sinek, the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, explained that the neocortex part of the brain is used for processing info, stats and all those relevant things for picking stocks. However, we often ignore these facts and go with our gut when it comes to buying stuff.