Brian Kline has been investing in a variety of stocks since the early 1980s when he made it a point to learn how to read financial statements. He also draws upon 25-plus years of business experience, including 12 years as a manager at a Dow Jones Industrial company (Boeing Aircraft Company). His investment holdings have included private businesses and public corporations. In the public corporation sector, the investments have been broad-based to include early Internet companies, high-tech companies, and the more mundane but reliable conglomerate companies. He also invests in mutual funds. Kline does not currently hold any investments in the businesses analyzed in this book. In addition to investing in corporate stocks and bonds, he has considerable investment experience in real estate.