50 min

25 | Max Koh, Marketing lessons for Investing Compounding Curiosity

    • Investing

My guest today is Max Koh (@heymaxkoh). Max is a private investor from Singapore with a background in marketing.
In this conversation, we cover how marketing and investing intertwine, some interesting ways to research a company, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Max Koh.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep25 
 
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Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Max’s background
[00:10:06] - Lessons from Marketing applicable to Investing?
[00:13:10] - Customer psychology and what to look for
[00:16:22] - Max’s idea generation process
[00:18:24] - Max’s most painful investing lesson
[00:26:20] - Investments that Max avoids
[00:28:23] - Interesting and alternative research methods
[00:30:33] - What makes an interesting founder?
[00:36:11] - The secret to growing Max’s twitter account
[00:39:53] - Max’s favourite books?
[00:44:09] - Most unvalued life experience?
[00:48:06] - Plans for the future?
 
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Connect with Max:
Follow Max on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heymaxkoh 
Connect with Max on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxkohgo/ 
Max’s Newsletter: https://maxkoh.substack.com/ 
 
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Mentioned/Recommended Content:
Nick Sleep Letters: https://igyfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Full_Collection_Nomad_Letters_.pdf 
The Investment Checklist by Michael Shearn: https://www.amazon.com/Investment-Checklist-Art-Depth-Research-ebook/dp/B005OYGOZW 
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams: https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/0241003709 
So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You/dp/1455509124 
The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier: https://www.amazon.com.au/Education-Value-Investor-Guy-Spier/dp/1137278811 
 
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Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up to the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I’ll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
 
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Connect with Kalani:
Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ 
Visit the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ 
Sign up for Allocators Asia: https://KalaniS.substack.com/ 
Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb

My guest today is Max Koh (@heymaxkoh). Max is a private investor from Singapore with a background in marketing.
In this conversation, we cover how marketing and investing intertwine, some interesting ways to research a company, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Max Koh.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep25 
 
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Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Max’s background
[00:10:06] - Lessons from Marketing applicable to Investing?
[00:13:10] - Customer psychology and what to look for
[00:16:22] - Max’s idea generation process
[00:18:24] - Max’s most painful investing lesson
[00:26:20] - Investments that Max avoids
[00:28:23] - Interesting and alternative research methods
[00:30:33] - What makes an interesting founder?
[00:36:11] - The secret to growing Max’s twitter account
[00:39:53] - Max’s favourite books?
[00:44:09] - Most unvalued life experience?
[00:48:06] - Plans for the future?
 
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Connect with Max:
Follow Max on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heymaxkoh 
Connect with Max on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxkohgo/ 
Max’s Newsletter: https://maxkoh.substack.com/ 
 
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Mentioned/Recommended Content:
Nick Sleep Letters: https://igyfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Full_Collection_Nomad_Letters_.pdf 
The Investment Checklist by Michael Shearn: https://www.amazon.com/Investment-Checklist-Art-Depth-Research-ebook/dp/B005OYGOZW 
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams: https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/0241003709 
So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You/dp/1455509124 
The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier: https://www.amazon.com.au/Education-Value-Investor-Guy-Spier/dp/1137278811 
 
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Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up to the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I’ll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
 
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Connect with Kalani:
Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ 
Visit the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ 
Sign up for Allocators Asia: https://KalaniS.substack.com/ 
Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb

50 min