You can’t look around for people to agree with you. You can’t look around for people to even know what you are talking about. You have to think for yourself.
What to look for when determining if a person is honest or not?
You really want to start with a business where you think the economics are good, where they look like a seven-footer, and then you go out with a scuttlebutt approach to possibly reject your original hypothesis. Or maybe you confirm it.
If you are interested in investments, you should take the accounting courses. You should do a lot of reading and get as much business experience as possible.
The checklist that goes through our mind is simple, not complicated. Knowing what you don’t know is important and sometimes that’s not easy. Knowing the future is impossible in many cases, difficult in others, and sometimes relatively easy. We are looking for the ones that are easy.