Invest With Daniel Pecaut: Investing In Stocks, Personal Development, Relationships, Meditation And Yourself



Our podcast is devoted to investing, personal and professional growth and development.Daniel is a Harvard graduate. He has worked in investing for 30+ years and runs a successful investing company.He has devoted his life to personal growth and empowering others. He will soon be an ordained zen priest and is currently a leader in the Mankind Project.He is the author of The Warren Buffett Letters and an upcoming series on personal development.See more at:


  • Beating Bronchiectasis: How I Went from Diagnosis to Full Recovery In Just One Year

    16/12/2015 Duration: 43min

    Beating Bronchiectasis is now a 72-page book: (Only $0.99 for Kindle). To read a sample chapter and what readers have said, go to --- In this episode, I describe my health struggles, diagnosis with Bronchiectasis, and full recovery over the course of one year.    What’s in this episode: My childhood respiratory issues and allergies.  My downward spiral of getting sicker and sicker when no medicines would work.  My diagnosis at Mayo. Traditional medicine telling me I was on my own. My denial and resistance to my condition. Coming to terms with facing my own mortality. The Zen retreat that was the turning point in my despair. Embracing of integrative/alternative medicine. How I built my integrative medical team to help me create a plan. The eight-point plan (B-R-A-I-N-N-S-S) that I spent a year following: B is for Buteyko Breathing R is for Running (and cardio) A is For Acupuncture I is for Ingestion N is for Nasal Lavage N is for Nebulize S is for Supplements

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 8 - Giving, Tithing, Philanthropy, Gifts, Micro-Lending, Social Entrepreneurship (Goodwill, Mankind Project, Pine Ridge) & The Giving Pledge

    04/05/2015 Duration: 01h07min

    The number of millionaires increases every year. These folks have more and more freedom to make choices they want. Thinking back, one failing I've had was not talking to clients more about giving. I've left clients alone to do what's right for themselves. Since I was never comfortable getting into deeper conversation, I left them to choose their own course. In the past, the most I've discussed with my clients is the idea of giving appreciated stock. I've been private about this higher-level stuff. This is the first time I've put it all out there. I don't want it to come off as bragging in any way. Instead this is an encouragement to myself and others. The level of difference we can make is 10 times what we think we can make. There's a step change available if you grow your own capacities and awareness around it. Your time will come, and you'll say, "Wow! This is my chance to knock it out of the park." But to get there, it’ll involve building your skills, understanding how money works, and investing.   IWDP08

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 7 - Stock Ownership Experiences - Following & Violating Principles - Value Investing

    27/04/2015 Duration: 49min

    Today we discuss experiences in ownership.   My invitation at the beginning was to be a learning organism. See yourself as a sponge whose constantly in a state of learning. I am deeply grateful for the teachers I've had. If I've done reasonably well, it’s because I've had fantastic teachers: My father, my grandfather, Warren Buffett, John Templeton and Ben Graham are my primary constellation of professors. They’re marvelous—particularly Ben Graham who was the philosophical father of Warren Buffett. They knew each other from Columbia University and worked together at Graham Newman for a short time. A lot of what Ben Graham taught also comes through Buffett and the Berkshire letters.    What I thought I'd do today is walk through my 3 principles to being a good investor (ownership, don't lose and patience). I’d walk through experiences that either I violated those principles and paid a price, or didn’t but somebody else did.   All that grounds the thought into experience. As you ground the thought into experien

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 6 - Mr. Market, Margin of Safety, Accounting & Capital Allocation

    27/04/2015 Duration: 50min

    In this episode we go deeper into the nuts and bolts of being an enterprising investor.  We look at the concept of Mr. Market which represents the psychology of investing and how the market behaves.   We talk about why you should look to have a margin of safety of safety in your investments in order to get the best value possible and to protect yourself from loss.   We talk about the importance of understanding accounting so you know what the numbers mean. We start breaking down the terms that are most relevant to finding and buying great businesses.   We also discuss capital allocation and the skills required by great managers.     IWDP06

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 5 - Patience in Long-Term Investments

    27/04/2015 Duration: 52min

    In this episode, I continue to discuss patience in more depth.  Understanding patience is the third lesson that's absolutely essential (in addition to Ownership and Don’t Lose) if you're going to be an entrepreneurial investor and active in trying to manage your affairs.  Moliere said, "The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."    As I reflect on the lessons I've learned over the past 34 years, it becomes clear that everything of value is in service to maximizing the process of compounding wealth.    The trick with compounding is that it takes time and it’s a matter of delayed gratification. So patience is essential if you're going to be an entrepreneurial investor and actively trying to manage your affairs.   A farmer would find it ludicrous to run out, dig up the seed every week to see how it's coming along. As long as inputs such as soil, sun and water are adequate, he knows the process will bear fruit in good time. There's no hurrying mother nature.    Similarly, the world’s wealthiest individ

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 4 - Entrepreneurial Investing - Ownership, Don’t Lose and Patience

    18/02/2015 Duration: 58min

    What I’d like to do today is cover the three most important things for being an entrepreneurial investor:  Ownership Don’t Lose Patience   IWDP04

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 3 - Three Strategies for Handling Money, The Defensive Investor and My Investing Heroes (Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Benjamin Graham & John Templeton)

    16/12/2014 Duration: 39min

    What I'd like to do today is talk about the basics.   If you're a defensive investor or a conservative person and you don't want to spend a lot of time on investing, follow this outline and you'll be fine.   With the bigger understanding that things do fluctuate, you have to stay with it so compounding can work for you.   If you organize your life in a certain way and then run it, anyone could do this.   We also learned from the story about the handful of rice that saving and investing is an attitude. It's not a function of how much you have, it's what you do with what you have.   Then I'd like to discuss my professors and my heroes.   It's important to me to recognize the influential people in my life and the books that we can read from the eminent dead. It’s all there for us to learn from. That's a fantastic way to learn. I’ve been blessed with a remarkable set of teachers. I want to share that.   Then begin talking about value investing, which is the big picture. That's what my

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 2 - Compounding, Opportunity Costs, and Thinking about Thinking

    04/11/2014 Duration: 49min

    After establishing a foundation for how to think about money in the first episode, we go on to lay an foundation for how to think. In Filters Against Folly, Garrett Hardin's great book, he outlines three filters for making decisions. I found these tremendously helpful in making good investing decisions. The three filters are: literacy, numeracy and ecolate.  Literacy is “What are the words?”  Numeracy is “What are the numbers?” As we get into value investing, you'll see that's big.  Ecolate is “…then, what?” As we think about business, we'll see how big that is. Nothing exists in isolation. Everything is connected. There are ripple effects for any decision. We discuss geometric progressions. We discuss how amazing compounding is. Compounding is the eighth wonder of the world. Anybody could be a millionaire if they had enough time and discipline to let money compound. Lastly, we cover opportunity costs, which relates to maximizing that compounding. We discussed opportunity costs as a way to organize decision

  • The Money Blueprint - Part 1 - Saving, Spending, Giving, and Compounding

    04/11/2014 Duration: 48min

    To begin, I stated my mission: to teach and share what I've learned.   The need for this is high in my judgement.    America is the cradle of capitalism (which is now the world’s primary ideology for economic development). Yet our constituents know so little about it.    How can it even work when people don't know how it works? Luckily, enough do that is works anyway. But I want everyone to know.    So the first step in that process to understand is that money is a tool. It's not a conspiracy. It doesn't know you. It doesn't have any feelings. We project a lot of stuff onto it. So pull all that away. It's just a tool. There’s three things you can do with the tool: you can spend it, give it, or save it. Each has its own level of consciousness. So money trains you over time in different ways.   Then we discussed compounding. We'll discuss that in more depth in the next chapter because it's such an important concept.    We discussed the rule of 72. You'll recall that if the rate of interest times the number of