I haven't been hiding my out and out admiration for my co-contributor on Bloodhound Blog, and new Active Rainer, Michael Cook. He writes amazing things about investing and draws from his studies as a graduate business student at Cornell and his practical experience as an investor.
He's young and polite. He knows more than you but never flaunts it. Here's a kid who wears his education like his watch; for use and not for show. Jeff Brown complimented him by saying he was a "rare breed- a highly intelligent young man who doesn't know it all".
Today, Michael slid a great article in about real estate investment theories that can actually make you money. Wholly impressive considering he's trying to keep the professors at Cornell happy during mid-term exam week.
Here's the coolest part about Mike; he's walked the walk. He is an active investor. He's a great writer, too. He has the ability to translate complex theories into tips for those of us that may not understand what "delta' means or how interest rates affect cap rates.
I mentioned he's an active investor. Don't read him because you think he could be a client one day. Read Mike because you'll probably be retired in 15-20 years and living off your investment properties. Get to know how he thinks today.
He may be the Fed Chairman tomorrow.