About Shyam Shekar
Shyam Shekar is the Founder and Chief Ideator of iThought Advisory.
iThought is a leading financial advisory firm which has strong domain expertise in financial planning, mutual fund research, investment advisory, equity research, equity advisory, and portfolio management.
He has been an angel investor incubating start-ups and he believes money must be turned into sustainable wealth.
In the year 2009, he seeded the idea of a professional firm focused in the personal finance space. Over a decade, iThought has gradually built independent teams, multi-disciplinary domain expertise, multi-asset advisory practises, and an overarching customer centric culture..
He has been a past president of the Tamil Nadu investor association and worked in the space of investor awareness, education and protection. Interact with stakeholders like SEBI, the stock exchanges and funds and devised programs, edited India’s only and oldest investment journal and talked about investing on various platforms.
His thoughts and investment thesis on investments have been widely quoted by leading publications.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University and has a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
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Selected Links and Show Notes
- Connect with Shyam
- iThought Advisory
- Shyam Shekar’s Thoughts on Investments
- Tamil Nadu Investor Association
- Warren Buffet
- Charles T Munger
- Benjamin Graham
- How to split equity among founders
- Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T Munger
by Charles T. Munger
- The Zurich Axioms (Harriman Definitive Edition): The rules of risk and reward used by generations of Swiss bankers
by Max Gunther
- Paths to Wealth Through Uncommon Stocks
by Philip A Fisher
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How to allocate money earned from exiting a business [49:57 – 51:03]
Being an independent thinker with values and beliefs [51:20 – 53:00]
What does the world successful mean to Shyam [53:09 – 53:27]
Books that have influenced Shyam over the course of his life and career [53:43 – 54:11]
Advice to an 18 year old today [54:14 – 54:55]
Dream guests for a dinner [55:04 – 55.37]
Best piece of advice somebody has given Shyam [55:43 – 56:23]
What is something Shyam believes in nobody else agrees with him on [56:26 – 56:38]
Shyam recommend as a guest for ContraMinds [56:41 – 56:52]
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