An example of the mentoring process

Gregg and I have always enjoyed helping promising and ambitious young analysts improve their analytic skills. Many have gone on to have successful careers in the industry. One promising young analyst is Shaun Currie. I helped hire Shaun at Manalapan Oracle and had the pleasure to work with him for several years.  He has been accepted to several very prestigious  MBA programs including MIT, Duke, Dartmouth and University of Chicago. Before beginning his schooling in the fall, Shaun is writing research articles for Seeking Alpha.

As part of our educational section of the website, I thought it would be of interest to other young analysts to see how some input from “experienced” investors such as ourselves can help improve the analytic process.  I have posted the first and second draft of his analysis of Finish Line (FINL). I think that there is a noticeable improvement in the thought process and the presentation.

FINL-Write-up-attempt-1

FINL-Write-up-attempt-2

Here is a link to the final version of his article that was posted on Seeking Alpha. I would like to point out that my first attempt to post an article on Seeking Alpha required at least four revisions and a couple of days of work before it was posted. Shaun’s FINL report was posted within just an hour or so of its submission. Congratulations to Shaun for the publication of his first research article. We look forward to working with him in the future and wish him good luck on his pursuit of his MBA.

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