Whitney Tilson

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Full name: Whitney Tilson

Area of interest: Investment, esp. Value investing; Education (US)

Journals/Organisation: Financial Times

Email: WTilson@T2PartnersLLC.com

Personal website: http://www.tilsonfunds.com

Website: FT.Com / Inside Curve

Blog: Whitney Tilson's School Reform Blog (about US education issues)




About: http://www.tilsonfunds.com/bio_w.html


  • Harvard College: magna cum laude from with a bachelor’s degree in Government:
  • Harvard Business School: MBA with High Distinction - elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class)


Before business school was a founding member of Teach for America, the national teacher corps, and then spent two years as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Worked for five years with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner-city-based companies nationwide (with Professor Porter founded the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, of which Mr. Tilson was Executive Director).

Led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund focused on minority-owned and inner-city businesses that has raised nearly $500 million.

Founder and a Managing Partner of T2 Partners LLC, which manages three private investment partnerships and the Tilson Mutual Funds; Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress

Current position/role: Commentator

Other roles/Main role: T2 Partners LLC: co-manager

Other activities: Involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa; a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization



Broadcast media:

Video: CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Wall $treet Week, guest on Lou Dobbs Moneyline (see transcript PDF)


Awards/Honours: For philanthropic work received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York


Other: Disciple of the Graham-Dodd -Buffett-Munger school of value investing, and was one of the authors of Poor Charlie's Almanack, considered by many to be the definitive book on Charlie Munger

Books & Debate:

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  • Poor Charlie's almanack : the wit and wisdom of Charles T. Munger OCLC 70586844, 2006

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Remit/Info: Investment: "Money managers pass on clearly worded and actionable investment advice for US investors"


Role: Commentator


Email: feedback@tilsonfunds.com

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Website: FT.com / Inside Curve

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