Autodidact Study

David Wood has a passion for autodidact study.

From 1988
David immersed myself in the autodidact study of the Retail Industry whilst preparing to open Promenade Music (when he was 22). By the time the shop opened in 1989, he had gained a basic overview in the areas of: purchasing – sales – marketing – customer service – health and safety – warehousing – branding – logistics – mail order – retail accounting – compliance – instrument design – history of musical instrument manufacturers.

From 1992
After David’s Law course finished at Lancaster Adult College, he continued his autodidact study and now has many years of explicit and tacit knowledge that he has gained through his business dealings. David has an interest in how law applies to industry in respect of: intellectual property – joint ventures – contracts – rights management – copyrights – trademarks – patents – registered designs – trade secrets – licensing – synchronization – samples – competition – distribution and supply chain agreements (manufacturer to dealer, distributor to dealer, agency agreements, and fiduciary agreements). David only has an interest in a very narrow field of law. He does not have a law qualification, he is not a lawyer.

From 1993
David began to study Business and Finance. Certain topics fascinated me including: the principles and mechanics of fundamental analysis – financial statement analysis – financial wrongdoings at board level [detection, methods, traits, culture, risk probability] – macro finance [interest rates, inflation, bonds, exchange rates, capital structures] – mergers, acquisitions and divestments – shareholdings – profit sharing vehicles – and new seed funded start-ups.

He has a keen interest in Investment Strategies, the world of the stock market; international business; the mechanics of offshore jurisdictions; and value investing using contrarian crowd.

– David enjoys professional development courses.

– David enjoys EdX MOOC courses provided by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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