Online and off, David and Tom Gardner have demonstrated that Fools and their money are not soon parted . . . that if you use the brothers' investment principles you can beat the market and have lots of fun doing it! They have taught millions how to get started investing Foolishly, which means doing it yourself, free of the fees and worries that Wall Street's Wise Men have been imposing on people for the better part of the past century.
The Gardners' revolution is a multimedia explosion, coming at you through their Web site (www.fool.com), their syndicated newspaper column, and their national radio show. But it has its foundation in their books, all three of which have been national bestsellers. Wherever you find them, though, they're running a revolution where YOU are the winner, and the only losers are the once-vaunted Wall Street suits.
The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers contains two wholly original investment approaches. They are the very approaches that David and Tom use with their own money, in their own market-crushing portfolios that they manage in front of their online customers. David's approach, investing in Rule Breakers, focuses on upstart businesses that take their industries by storm, breaking all the conventions of their industries and changing the rules of the game. Recent Rule-Breaking examples are companies such as America Online or Amazon.com, David's two best investments, but they also include Wal-Mart at its outset, Starbucks, and the biotech giant, Amgen. These are high-risk, high-return companies that have defied traditional valuation on their way to astronomical investment returns. Here, David lays out the six attributes that all Rule Breakers shareas he helps investors prepare to harpoon the next big fish.
As a Rule Breaker matures, it enters a middle stage, becoming what the Gardners call a Tweener. Tweeners have one of two mutually exclusive destinies. The best achieve sufficient speed, size, efficiency, and scope to begin