When I was a kid, I always wanted to work in the investment industry. I had a grand perception of the financial industry and thought it would be so cool to be able to buy shares of big companies such as Coca-Cola or Nike. I also liked the fact that many investors were riding around in their BMWs and living the good life. Obviously, this was the perception of a 15 year old looking at a one sided coin. The other side of the coin was completely unknown to me; I’m talking about the hard and boring work that stock analysis requires. They never say how many hours successful investors spend on financial statements and making calculations!