Set forth below is the text of an e-mail that I sent to Ken Evoy, owner of the SiteSell.com web hosting company, on April 16, 2014:
Thanks for your response.
I certainly am interested.
I will continue to follow the threads at the forum. As details become more clear, please just let me know if you have an interest in me being involved. If you have questions re what I am good at and re the amount of time that I can devote to this or anything else along those lines, I am of course happy to provide any information needed.
If you would like me to help try to find an academic, I cannot promise results but I am happy to send a few e-mails. I of course know Wade. I have had some contact with a number of other academics. I wrote e-mails to each of the 30,000 names on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) list (this list is on the internet and contains e-mail addresses) letting them know about the research that I worked on with Wade. About 1 percent responded to me. A small number responded with a great deal of enthusiam. I was writing them about Valuation-Informed Indexing but I believe that the Permanent Portfolio concept is closely related.
Re “spoon-feeding.” A lot of people want to be spoon-fed. I see this all the time. So I see the benefit of a product that involves spoon-feeding. My personal belief, though, is that there is also a need for reinforcement of the ideas being followed to keep people on track long enough for these ideas to pay off. That’s where I see my personal skill-set coming into play.
I don’t know precisely what would be involved in “driving content and marketing.” I can certainly come up with ideas for articles and write articles and record podcasts and videos and respond to questions. I know what’s out there and where to point people if they are looking for more information or for substantiation of information already provided. I possess a deep love for the general concept and a strong belief that this is the future of investing analysis. That’s in brief what I have to offer here.
Here’s hoping that this all goes somewhere good!