The Intelligent Investor


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The Intelligent Investor

California resident Krishen Iyer has accumulated years of experience as a successful entrepreneur. Previously serving as the CEO of Iyer Health Shield, he founded a real estate firm in Fresno, where he currently works as a real estate developer. An avid reader in his leisure time, Krishen Iyer enjoys material authored by Warren Buffet.

A famed investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world. Born in Nebraska in 1930, Buffett founded Buffett Partnership Ltd. in 1956, and took control of Berkshire Hathaway less than ten years later. Buffet led the firm with an investing style that included the purchase of holdings in the entertainment, insurance, energy, and consumables sectors.

The Intelligent Investor, a book first published in 1949, greatly influenced Buffett’s investing and business philosophy. The book was written by Benjamin Graham, an investing expert who also served as a mentor to Buffet.

In addition to teaching various methods of investment safety, Graham taught a model of investing known as value investing. Value investing involves investing in stocks that are undervalued by the market. These stock prices are often deflated due to market overreactions, and can provide high returns when purchased with a long-term investment outlook.


Vegetarian-Style Casado in Costa Rica

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Based in Fresno, California, Krishen Iyer leads the consulting company Iyer Health Shield and directs real estate development projects in the region. Passionate about travel, Krishen Iyer enjoys visiting destinations from India to Costa Rica in his free time. Maintaining a largely vegetarian diet, he particularly enjoys experiencing the cuisines of such places.

Known for its combinations of rice, chicken, and beans, Costa Rican fare offers a surprising number of vegetarian-friendly options. One strategy at non-vegetarian eateries is to order a casado plate, which contains generous portions of black beans and rice, as well as vegetables such as plantains and yuccas.

Frequently topped with cheese and eggs, the dish is eaten by filling warm tortillas with the ingredients. While a portion of meat is common in the casado, it is simple enough to order “sin carne, queso y huevos” and get a healthy version of the meal with neither meat nor dairy products. One thing to be aware of is that the beans may be fried in animal fat at some local establishments.