Warren Buffett’s name is practically synonymous with his success. He is the third wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of 90.2 billion dollars. Learn his tips on making great investments and how to identify the best opportunities that are currently available on the market.

“Successful investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” <br>-Warren Buffett

The bitcoin craze over the past year garnered a lot of attention from investors. The massive 1,470% increase in bitcoin’s price during 2017 caused a “gold rush” atmosphere with people taking out second mortgages and cashing in retirement funds to purchase the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin growth, however, is far from best return on investment (ROI) in the tech sector. Take, for instance, the story of David Cheriton, the Stanford professor who invested $100K in Google. His stock was worth more than $1 billion by 2012 – a ROI of over one million percent .

David Choe, a high school dropout turned graffiti artist, enjoyed an even higher ROI on the $60K worth of painting services he provided to Facebook in exchange for its stock in 2005. The equity he received was worth $200 million when Facebook went public in 2012, $500 million in 2013 and is worth more than
$1 billion now, an increase of over
1.6 million percent.

Amazon’s stock has risen 49,000% since it first went public. A $5,000 investment in the online retailer in 1997 would be worth $2.4 million today while the return on investment for the first pre-IPO Amazon investors has reached a dazzling SEVEN MILLION PERCENT.

So, the billion-dollar question is, how does one identify opportunities where the ROI may be measured in tens of thousands of percentages and additionally, are there still such opportunities available in today’s marketplace?

The answer is YES!

Alex Konanykhin, one of the heroes of past issues of Russian Time Magazine, is the owner of the cloud-based platform, TransparentBusiness, which has more than 9,000 clients in more than 100 countries across the globe. Companies like Google, Ebay, Boeing, Sony, Intel and CNN are using TransparentBusiness technology that helps to digitize the work process, making working in the cloud transparent, efficient and accountable for people and companies.

As CEO of TransparentBusiness with its current valuation of $100M, Alex Konanykhin argues that the ROI in their current $25 million round of financing may exceed 90,000%*!


  • A huge market: There is a massive amount of remote, computer-based work performed in today’s economy and TransparentBusiness’s platform increases productivity of such
    work by 15-40%
  • Key partnerships: TransparentBusiness is distributed through the tech giant ADP which handles payroll processing for much of Corporate America. TransparentBusiness has also secured partnerships with Google, Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, Facebook and EY.
  • Experienced team: TransparentBusiness is led by internationally acclaimed entrepreneurs.
  • Government support: Several states are considering a program to mandate transparent verification of billable hours for government contractors. TransparentBusiness is best positioned to seize most of the resulting market.
  • A robust solution: TransparentBusiness has been designated as a “Top People Management Solution” by Citigroup.

Of course, there are many more interesting and unique projects on the market that can yield a high ROI in the long term. However, it is worth remembering Warren Buffett’s main rule: Invest in what you know and nothing more! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist because investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with the 130 IQ. Beware of self-proclaimed “gurus” selling you a hands-off, rules-based system of investing. If such a system actually existed, the owner certainly wouldn’t have a need to sell books or subscriptions. And don’t forget that investments always involve risk so any investment decision must follow a due diligence process which includes a review of all risk factors.

*As per Rule 506(c) set by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the opportunity to invest in TransparentBusiness is restricted to so-called “accredited investors” , i.e. individuals with a net worth of over one million dollars or an annual income over $200,000.



Olga Garicichina


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