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Episode 32 - Why it’s ok to Question Your Investing Thesis with Jason Hirschman, @EightTrack18

November 23, 2016

For this episode of Planet MicroCap Podcast, I spoke with Jason Hirschman, a private investor who goes by the handle @EightTrack in the MicroCapClub and @EightTrack18 on Twitter. I met Jason during a networking party at the MicroCapClub Leadership Summit, and we were going over the company presentations we had just seen that day. I really enjoyed hearing his thoughts and how he assessed management that presented their companies today. The one thing I took away from our conversation was that, while it’s important to put together your investing thesis: you know, what works and what doesn’t; it’s also really important to question that very same investing thesis. The goal for this episode is to learn about Jason’s investing strategy, how he questions management and his advice for new MicroCap investors.

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In this episode, Jason and I discuss the following topics:

- Jason's background and how he got started investing in MicroCap stocks

- His criteria when assessing a MicroCap company for potential investment

- His MicroCap investing thesis

- How Jason speaks with management

- Types of questions to he'll ask management

- When it comes to your investing strategy and interviewing management, is it more about grilling management or doing your best to disprove your own thesis

- MicroCap investing experiences that taught him a valuable lesson and shaped his thesis

- Jason's advice for new MicroCap investors

- Resources he would recommend new MicroCap investors get familiar with

For more information about Jason Hirschman, you can follow him on Twitter @EightTrack18

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