Being CEO and owner of The Sharper Image, a $750MM, 200 store retailer, with a highly successful catalog and online web store, was a fascinating experience and a great teacher of lessons in what products, and what concepts, will succeed. At The Sharper Image, a lot of new products were introduced, including the first cordless phone, the f
Being CEO and owner of The Sharper Image, a $750MM, 200 store retailer, with a highly successful catalog and online web store, was a fascinating experience and a great teacher of lessons in what products, and what concepts, will succeed. At The Sharper Image, a lot of new products were introduced, including the first cordless phone, the first handheld computer, the first iPod, and hundreds of other ideas.
Seeing what succeeded, and what failed, developed a keen sense that helps today in his stock picking. Other analysts attempt to do the same sort of evaluation, but there is a vast difference of experience when comparing over thirty years of seeing what worked - and what didn't - to just inexperienced guesstimates.
Having been CEO of a NASDAQ listed public company, Richard has 20 years experience with analysts and stock listings. His years in retailing, evaluating concepts and products, give him a keen insight into what will succeed and grow, and what will not. Having talked with analysts and reporters for 20 years as a public CEO has taught valuabl
Having been CEO of a NASDAQ listed public company, Richard has 20 years experience with analysts and stock listings. His years in retailing, evaluating concepts and products, give him a keen insight into what will succeed and grow, and what will not. Having talked with analysts and reporters for 20 years as a public CEO has taught valuable lessons about how Wall Street analysts think, and when to actually have confidence in their judgement.
As a result, he’s able to better predict which company's stock price will go up. This gives him an edge in investing, and has resulted in superior portfolio performance.
Richard's Tesla investment is a case study of how he chooses stock picks. He originally visited a Tesla Showroom in 2003 when the stock was at $35. After taking a test ride, he started buying the stock. When he bought his first Tesla Model S shortly thereafter, the stock was moving up. Later he bought a second Tesla, then a third, and eve
Richard's Tesla investment is a case study of how he chooses stock picks. He originally visited a Tesla Showroom in 2003 when the stock was at $35. After taking a test ride, he started buying the stock. When he bought his first Tesla Model S shortly thereafter, the stock was moving up. Later he bought a second Tesla, then a third, and eventually a fourth Tesla.
Every experience impressed him, and he continued to accumulate the stock as a result. He has now multiplied his investment many times over, making millions in the process. His published statement in December 2018 was when the stock was at $63. He called then for a further move up, and today the stock is around $1000. Source
Richard Thalheimer is the founder and former CEO of the American consumer brand The Sharper Image, which began in 1979 with only three employees. At its peak, the company had annual revenues exceeding $750 million, 200 stores, an active catalog and website, and 4,000 employees. The company became a public corporation in 1987 when its stock was offered on Nasdaq.
Thalheimer now runs The Sharper Fund, a successful private fund.
Richard is an expert in the field of investing who is sought after by journalists for his trendsetting observations about products, companies, and market movements.
His new book,
is available on Amazon now.
Richard Thalheimer also runs The Sharper Fund - a fund designed to grow capital assets significantly over time by using an aggressive formula, which includes Put Options, Call Options, and holding Stock positions. The Sharper Fund invests in US publicly listed companies that have instant liquidity.
The largest positions The Sharper Fund holds currently are AAPL, AMZN, CMG, TSLA, HD, LMT, SBUX, DPZ, ALGN, CRM, RH, FB, NKE, TM.
FIVE YEAR PERFORMANCE RESULTS
2021 +42% total return*
2020 +261% total return
2019 +96% total return
2018 -10% total return
2017 +92% total return
NPR Ozarks at Large - Arkansas native Richard Thalheimer, The Sharper Image - SEPT 2022
Arkansas native Richard Thalheimer is highlighted by Kyle Kellams, news director at KUAF for 25 years. This interview brings an old interview of Richard's and maps it to today.
THE MARKET OF SUCCESS with Krisstina Wise of WealthyWellthy.life Podcast - JULY 2022
From entrepreneurship to investing, Richard answers these questions:
How to Manage your Money & Your Emotions in a Bear Market. Will this bear market turn around? When? How to manage your portfolio in a bear market. The psychology and emotions involved in a bear market. And, does money buy happiness?
RICHARD ON FOX NEWS LIVE - JUNE 2022
Gas is the single-biggest expense for most people: The Sharper Image founder Richard Thalheimer explains the relationship between the Biden administration and the oil and gas industry and how to alleviate record-high gas prices on 'Fox News Live.'
GROWTH MARKETING TOOLBOX PODCAST
Richard shares his marketing insights and what he is doing now.
How retail stocks went from ‘recessionary playbook’ to market casualty
Thalheimer quoted as saying “During most of the big sell-offs of my lifetime — 2009, the [bust following the] dotcom bubble or 1987 — almost every one of these times within two years you [saw] very strong recoveries,” he said. That will happen again, he believes, but with the combined uncertainties around supply chains, the war in Ukraine and historic inflation, “there are going to be some choppy waters ahead”.
EARN & INVEST PODCAST
AUTHORITY MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS RICHARD
Ideas in the Wild: Richard Thalheimer Is Teaching Investors How to Achieve Astronomical Returns
Many investors wish they could see into the minds of the investing greats. They want to learn how they make their choices, with proven methodologies that beat the market again and again. In The Sharper Investor, Richard Thalheimer offers an unparalleled look behind the scenes, laying out his system for predicting success.
After spending more than twenty years curating winning products for The Sharper Image brand, Richard now applies his system to picking investments — with results that consistently beat the market. I recently caught up with Richard to learn more about why he wrote the book and the ideas he shares with readers.
NEW INVESTING BOOK PUBLISHED- DECEMBER 2021
Former Sharper Image CEO Shares his System for Choosing Winning Investments in New Book
Longtime investing expert and Former Sharper Image CEO shares the investing strategy that has yielded 30-100% annual returns. His new Amazon best-selling book, The Sharper Investor gives readers the tools they need to build high-return investment portfolios. The book also helps readers adopt a more disciplined mindset for investing so they can confidently deal with fluctuations in the market.
Sharper Image Founder, Richard Thalheimer, Releases New Business Book
America's Original Tech Entrepreneur shares how he made tech-gadgetry stylish, irresistible, and profitable at The Sharper Image in his new book, Sharper Image Success.
Sharper Image Founder, Richard Thalheimer, Sees Tesla Soaring in the Future
Investor and Stock Guru, Richard Thalheimer predicts the new Model Y will become Tesla's most popular car ever and propel the company to new heights.
Sharper Image Founder, Richard Thalheimer called the Tesla move. Now, what's next?
Tesla Stock Is Reaching $900, Almost 200% Since Thalheimer's Call - Investor Thalheimer says, "Buy on Any Dip. Tesla is Heading Higher."
This CEO Thinks Tesla Is A Ford-Killer
Thalheimer, like many Tesla owners — he's owned four, so far — is pretty bullish on the company. But it's his experience watching products (like the iPod that Sharper Image first sold) get disrupted in the marketplace that informs his views on the automaker.
Sharper Image founder calls out Bob Lutz on Tesla, predicts Telsa may put Ford out of business
Thalheimer predicts manufacturers like Ford are in danger of losing their following, as they are not competitive in the new electric vehicle marketplace. Thalheimer thinks Lutz has missed the point, that what Elon Musk and Tesla are doing is extraordinary.
The Incredible Transformation of Restoration Hardware
Negotiating, Investing and Managing by Opportunity, with Richard Thalheimer
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