Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Geddes, Cornell Human Ecology Professor

 Cornell University and The College of Human Ecology present

Are your roads, highways, and water systems –
safe, sustainable, resilient?

Dr. Richard Geddes
Founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

Tired of being stuck in traffic and spending hours getting
around the city?
Does the future hold hope for improved travel?
How well are your bridges and tunnels maintained?
Is your water system safe, reliable, sustainable?

Cornell’s distinguished faculty member, Dr. Rick Geddes’ is a leading expert in infrastructure policy and his significant research and expertise will give you a surprising view of the current state of our country’s transportation and water infrastructure and how it impacts you, your community, and your family’s future. Geddes expertise is highly regarded and is regularly asked to share his advice and opinion for news sources such as CNN, NPR, Fox News, and more.  This past month Geddes provided high-level testimony before the Committee for Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

Monday, March 18, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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6 – 6:45 p.m. Reception, drinks & hors d’oeuvres
6:45 – 7:45  Geddes Program
745 – 8:30  Coffee/dessert reception

$25 per person
$10 per person for 2000-2012 graduates

Rick Geddes is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in the College of Human Ecology and founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy.  He is a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).  His research fields include private infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships, postal service policy, corporate governance, women’s property rights, and antitrust policy.  He is also a Research Associate with Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. To learn more about Dr. Geddes’ research and background

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Guest Speaker, Author Tom Jacobs ’77, ’78: Buy Stocks on Sale, Avoid the Blow Ups

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm to learn the principles of successful value-based stock market investing from noted financial author and value investing expert, Tom Jacobs Arts ’77, Grad ’78.

In his one-hour presentation, Tom will teach you:

  • How to buy stocks “on sale”
  • The principles of value investing
  • How to avoid the blow ups
  • 10 earnings quality red flags
  • 4 clear examples of the best predictors

After which we’ll save time for Q&A and meeting the author and your fellow alums.

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About Tom Jacobs Arts ’77, Grad ’78:

Tom Jacobs bought his first shares of stock in 1968 and has been investing ever since. Raised with his parents’ experience of the Crash and Great Depression, he concentrates on managing risk through opportunistic value, special situations, and–thanks to co-author John Del Vecchio–earnings quality in a long-short portfolio.

He and John Del Vecchio wrote What’s Behind the Numbers? A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio believing strongly in the importance of risk management, avoidance of loss, and the importance of both value investing on the long side and earnings quality on the short side. The book provides clear, specific ways for investors of all levels to use the best predictors of poor stock performance to avoid wealth-destroying blowups.

While most investors focus on the blue skies, Tom and John focus on the ground beneath their feet. Instead of chasing the market’s latest growth darling until it ends badly, they seek to avoid potential loss from management manipulation of financials to show things as better than they are.

Tom is currently portfolio manager and lead advisor of Motley Fool Special Ops, an investment service employing the book’s strategies. He also is managing partner of Complete Growth Investor, LLC, a holding company, and principal of The Marfa Group, Inc.

He received his BA cum laude and MAT from Cornell University.

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