CHAPTER 18Success in a New Era

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

TWO ERAS

The current state of the market is a tale of two eras that consequently involve two generations. Some may say that the dot-com bubble and the crash in 2008 killed the old and created opportunity for the new. It is a sad situation for the older generation who was near retirement but now has had to postpone retirement or be forced into a less than expected quality of life because of a crash that occurred near the end of their working careers. On the contrary, for those like me, the crash has created opportunity and a market marked with fear, which has created value in many fast-growing companies.

During the 20 years prior to the ...

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