#112: Jim White; Opportunity Investing


In this episode of The Intelligent Investing Podcast, I sit down with Jim White to discuss his book Opportunity Investing.


As the famed value investor, Joel Greenblatt, had to say about the book:


"Jim White's marvelous book Opportunity Investing is conclusive evidence of my belief that the secret to investing is to figure out the value of something - and then pay less. Dr. White offers magical advice on how to make big money while saving on capital gains. At the same time, he vividly illuminates the dire situations in Opportunity Zones and presents a wide range of innovative ideas for Opportunity Funds, including directing them toward education and non-profits."



For those interested in learning more about qualified opportunity zones and opportunity funds, check out Jim's presentation on YouTube.



Jim White, PhD is Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund, LLC, and Founder and President of JL White International, LLC. Jim is the best-selling author of What's My Purpose? A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth. The book, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield, seeks to change readers by helping them to identify key truths while breaking down the main barriers (the Five Masks) to fulfillment. Jim is also the founder of the customized yearlong leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White's Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour. These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations. Dr. White first found his entrepreneurial spirit at age five when he created his first business-collecting and selling Coke bottles to help support his family. From these humble beginnings, Jim went on to serve his country in Vietnam before entering the corporate world upon his return. Along the way, he would go from high school dropout to academic triumph, eventually earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation; owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium; and as Vice-President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Throughout his career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Jim acquires struggling businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. To date, Jim has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue.






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