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David Brick
Investment memos and other financial thoughts
Created 12 Oct 2021
  • Risk Management
    09 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    What’s the best way to reduce deaths from airplane crashes in the world? Outlaw flight and ground all aircraft immediately. Now obviously this is nonsensical, but hopefully illustrates that risk is no...
    25 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology that allows scientists to change the DNA of an organism (including humans). This is likely one of the most important technological breakthroughs of the last 100 years and b...
  • Quantumscape
    17 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Continuing the trend of companies poised to benefit from the electric revolution, Quantumscape (SPAC deck) is working on developing a next generation battery. The electric revolution is one of my favo...
  • Flying Cars
    11 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters”. I’m not sure if some folks took this somewhat infamous criticism of the technology industry from Peter Thiel to heart or not but it appears as t...
  • Crypto
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    I was highly cynical of the cryptocurrency market (initially Bitcoin) for many years. I mostly thought that it would just be a novelty or only used for illicit transactions. I committed the common inv...
  • Screwed
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I’m of the opinion that you should never outsource your financial health because most people are getting screwed. You work so hard for your money and may not fully understand best practices when it co...
  • Tesla
    20 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    If we’ve ever spent more than 20 min together, you have likely heard me share my undying love for Tesla. I still have a lot to learn about investing but Tesla has been one of my favourite and most pro...
  • Proterra
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    A company I’m currently invested in is Proterra (their investor SPAC deck can be found here) and I’m making the bet their stock will rise 5-10x in the next 5 years.. Revenue came in at 197M in 2020 ah...
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