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Why your career mimics a stock? Thoughts of a growth i̶n̶v̶e̶s̶t̶o̶r̶ graduate

NASDAQ: LOPE has been a great growth stock delivering consistent growth to its investors. It is a business built on great sustainable margins and has had a great EPS over several quarters. But, its price remained flat for several years until it sky-rocketed. Nobody knew about LOPE. Nobody knew the excellence, LOPE embodied, except some people closely associated with the business and some astute investors.

Strange? Not so. Is it not the same with you and your career? You have been working hard, trying to create value in whatever you are doing. But you are worried that many people are not buying your stock, thus making it undervalued?

Stop worrying and keep delivering that value for your initial investors (your parents, friends, family). Keep delivering and someday sometime, a new big investor will notice your excellent value creation and will give a start to your upwards rally that slowly the entire market will notice and spur the investors into buying a piece of the so-called value stock. You will be amazed to know that you never pitched yourself, but it happened.

Yes, my friend, this is how ̶m̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶s̶ careers work. Want me to give some examples of tenbaggers? Nikesh Arora is one. From applying to 400 jobs and getting rejected to heading Google and then SoftBank. Reza Satchu, from being the kid, who was rejected by 200 firms he applied to, to selling his startup for almost a billion dollars and now running a private equity firm. The world has its stories and you may be one of them.

Keep delivering that EPS for every dollar invested in you (literally) because tomorrow may be the day, market will notice you, and you do not want to be caught off guard.

For those of you, who did not understand EPS and other terms, the writer sincerely hopes that this will spur you into learning the nitty-gritty of the stock market and delivering superior value to your investors.

shaurya rastogi

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