A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Henry Singleton About Value Investing & Venture Capital


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William Thorndike (author of The Outsiders) said in an interview that Henry Singleton: “was a MIT trained mathematician and engineer, he got a Ph.D. In electrical engineering from MIT. While he was there he programed the first computer on the MIT campus, and he proceeded to have a very successful career in science. He developed an inertial guidance system for Litton Industries that’s still in use in commercial and military aircraft. He did a whole range of things. And then later in his career– in his mid-40s, he became the CEO of a ’60s era conglomerate called Teledyne.” Henry Singleton was also a limited partner in the pioneering venture capital firm Davis and Rock, and invested $100,000 in Apple in 1978.

Understanding Henry Singleton is worthwhile no matter your investing style, but that is especially true if you are a value investor or a venture investor. As an example…

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