Adam Wyden, founder of ADW Capital, stops by The Business Brew to share his investing philosophy, discuss some ideas, and talk about lessons learned. ADW is a concentrated, long biased investment partnership founded in 2010. In this episode Adam cautions against idol worship, talks about how he monitors positions and companies, shares his thoughts on management character, and much more. Bill's favorite line from this episode is "Invest with people that have more to lose than you do."
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Detailed Show Notes -
8:00 – Meeting Joel Greenblatt
14:45 – Lessons from Fiat
22:30 – How Ferrari could grow faster
30:30 – Adam’s background as an investor
40:40 – Pivoting to better businesses
43:00 – Being proud of admitting mistakes quickly
44:30 – Takeaways from 2022
48:00 – Where to hunt
51:50 – What is the etymology of a return?
54:00 – Monitoring a position over time
59:30 – Watch out for idol worship
1:10:30 – Once a ganef always a ganef
1:15:20 – The biggest risk is (a) investing with sociopaths and (b) becoming one
1:20:15 – A discussion about APi Group
1:30:30 – The comfort of owning assets with honorable managers