Must-Read: Joshua Brown: The Magnificent Five: Some Ridiculously Kind Words from Tren Griffin
…What I like best about Ben Carlson is that he is young and very savvy about not only investing but the tools of social and other forms of modern media like Twitter and Tumblr. Too many of the people I write about who are able to teach others about investing are, well, either old or very old. People like Ben Carlson, Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Morgan Housel, James Osborne and Josh Brown (the Magnificent Five) represent the next generation in financial writing. They are fearless in confronting financial advice poseurs of all kinds. That they all are moving swiftly into media formats like video makes me hopeful they can successfully combat more of the hucksters pushing ‘easy wealth in seven steps’ style schemes. I am rooting for them, especially when they go after people like constantly self-promoting old coots flogging their financial flim-flams that hurt ordinary investors….
The coolest thing about this is that I know the other four guys personally and have hung out with them offline. They mean what they say and are the real deal. I’m totally flattered to be associated with this crew.