In Episode 88, we ask David Jarczyk, founder and CEO of KtMINE about secrets, specifically the intellectual property capabilities and strategies of business entities. Anyone sloshing through tech start-up fever swamps should harken. Jarczyk explains how he selects and analyzes IP data to get beyond company filings and management pronouncements, to say nothing of journalistic hype.
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About David Jarczyk
If Jarczyk’s bio tells you anything, it’s that he loves to uncover secrets. From his love of exploring caves, tunnels, and dark alleys, to his need to uncover company strategies, Jarczyk has always been motivated by finding something new. Jarczyk set out on a journey to identify companies’ innovation strategy. That undertaking turned him into an evangelist for corporate data transparency, getting him named one of the world’s leading intellectual asset strategists.
Jarczyk recognized that intellectual assets represent up to 80% of corporate value, but that it was impossible to figure out a company's innovation strategy by reading its filings or listening to management. So he started a company to find scattered data which, once organized and connected, leads to the prediction of companies’ strategies. Taking it further, Jarczyk challenged conventional pricing models by offering data on a pay-as-you-go basis, making data accessible to small and large businesses alike. Today, David’s company collaborates with major players such as Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and has prominent customers in consulting, law, financial services and government. Jarczyk took ktMINE from a startup with no customers to over 5,000 global users.
David has been invited to contribute to organizations such as the UN’s WIPO, OECD, European Union and global Ministries of Finance.
Outside of his work, Jarczyk promotes innovation by mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. David is not only involved with the LES Foundation business plan competition, but leads seminars at universities including Texas A&M, Boston University and Northwestern University.
In Episode 87, Chris Cahill and Larry Swedroe, Director of Research Buckingham Asset Management and BAM Advisor Services discuss Larry’s upcoming book, “Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing: The Way Smart Money Invests Today” (co-authored with Andrew Berkin). Larry has the gift of assimilating academic research and conveying its practical essence in a conversational, plain English manner. The first part of this interview aired previously and can be found here.
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About Larry Swedroe
Since joining the firm in 1996, Buckingham’s Director of Research Larry Swedroe has spent his time, talent and energy educating investors on the benefits of evidence-based investing with enthusiasm few can match.
Larry was among the first authors to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman’s terms, “The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need.” He has since authored seven more books: “What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know” (2001), “Rational Investing in Irrational Times” (2002), “The Successful Investor Today” (2003), “Wise Investing Made Simple” (2007), “Wise Investing Made Simpler” (2010), “The Quest for Alpha” (2011) and “Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett” (2012).
He has also co-authored six books about investing. His latest work, “The Incredible Shrinking Alpha: And What You Can Do to Escape Its Clutches,” was co-authored with Andrew Berkin and published in January of 2015.
In his role as director of research and as a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Board of Managers, Larry regularly reviews the findings published in dozens of peer-reviewed financial journals, evaluates the outcomes and uses the result to inform the firm’s formal investment strategy recommendations.
Larry’s dedication to helping others has made him a sought-after national speaker. He has made appearances on national television shows airing on NBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg Personal Finance. Larry is a prolific writer, contributing weekly to multiple outlets including MutualFunds.com and ETF.com.
Before joining Buckingham, Larry was vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage. He has held positions at Citicorp as senior vice president and regional treasurer, responsible for treasury, foreign exchange and investment banking activities, including risk management strategies.
Larry holds an MBA in finance and investment from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baruch College in New York.