How do we search for ideas? I believe this is the million dollar question everyone frets about when first starting out investing. How do we find potential investments to research on? How do we know if this is a good enough idea? And the list goes on.

In the search, we adopt the same attitude one might find appropriate in looking for a spouse:  It pays to be active, interested and open-minded, but it does not pay to be in a hurry.

Warren Buffett

We all prefer some characteristics we wish to see in our partners and this is how we go about finding them. As we go about life, we see characteristics in partners that we are looking for and we go about dating. Our objective would be to find the right spouse (finding that home run stock), that bit is getting to know our partner while dating. While …