The Art of Boring™ was created for curious and passionate investors. We share strategies, frameworks, and insights to help readers and listeners make better investment decisions. Our aim? To provide some bottom-up, long-term investing signal to cut through the short-term noise.

  • Model trains

    The Unsexy, boring, yet highly effective business model of the rail industry

    September 21, 2016

  • Postcards from Singapore

    This is the first post in our Postcard from Singapore series with Mawer Chief Investment Officer, Paul Moroz, about his initial impressions and thoughts on relocating from Calgary to Singapore.

    August 24, 2016

  • Memento mori

    In life, there is much to be gained by remembering we will die.

    August 18, 2016

  • Judging history

    It’s easy to look back on historical events and claim that we would’ve known better or done things differently. But more often than not, we’re just kidding ourselves.

    August 10, 2016

  • Drawing the negative space

    Drawing the negative space is also a useful mental model in investing. In this case, the mental model is used as a way of approaching a problem from a new angle.

    July 28, 2016

  • The million dollar lesson

    Our Deputy CIO is calling me from Indonesia, where he is looking for new investment ideas, in order to talk about his most memorable investment mistake: Krispy Kreme.

    June 30, 2016

  • Stewards of the jersey

    In 2004, the troubled All Blacks adopted a new team philosophy—one that would eventually contribute to their 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup championships. 

    June 23, 2016