Summary: Over the past decade, conventional wisdom has told investors to focus on asset-light business models. Financially intensive opportunities have struggled to excite investors because they cannot scale with ease. But with low interest rates, cheap debt, and the ability to finance capital expenditures, asset-heavy business models will grow over the next ten years, and they will present numerous billion-dollar business opportunities. 10x Value Partners is excited by this shift, and we have built an ecosystem that can support the rise of asset-heavy business models.

Asset-heavy business models have always been approached with caution, as they simply do not have…


The Seaspiracy documentary sheds an interesting light on the importance of our oceans — and the even more shocking revelation on how they are being destroyed. As entrepreneurs, we have a responsibility, and the opportunity, to build companies that protect our natural resources. Several highly actionable solutions, such as new tax options, methods to cut plastic waste, and a focus on plant-based alternatives can help society shift towards a more sustainable future.

Like many other people, I recently watched the new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. …


Summary: As a decision-making algorithm, I use the Reverse The Perspective Technique to overcome status quo bias. The method helps you make rational decisions towards crucial choices with a future version framework. When you assume you have already made the selection for either option and question whether you would reverse the decision if you had the chance, you discover what the heart wants. It can take a lot of willpower, but the technique allows you to make smart choices in the face of difficult alternatives.

Introduction

In January 2021, I needed to take a decisive position on the head office location…


Summary: 2020 has been the most successful year so far at 10x Value Partners. In its core, the recipe of our success is the value investing approach. Now, our opportunity universe has expanded greatly and we are ready for the next level: Building 10x VP into a multi asset class investment manager.

2020 has been characterised by high degrees of uncertainty and chaos. 10x VP is committed to capitalise on opportunities during all market times. …


It took me over 15 years of hard work and set-backs to become a millionaire (albeit I was still in school and college for most of it). I’ve started my journey selling Pokemon cards on Ebay and now I’m moving millions in the world of tech and real estate. Through this journey I’ve discovered a pattern that I believe offers a fast track to becoming a millionaire or even more.

If I were to lose all my money tomorrow, I think I could be a millionaire again after 1–2 years following this principle. I think anyone can make it in…


Summary: Ultimately, winning in life comes down to two things: (1) Having good options to pick from and (2) picking the right ones. To this end, I’ve created a framework called “Opportunity Universe” that can help you think through your opportunities in a systematic manner. Moreover, I’ve developed an approach for choosing the right opportunities based on your capabilities, market forces and your passions. Following this approach, you will be able to pursue the right opportunities and be successful doing so. While this article focuses on career success, you can ultimately use this framework for all domains of life.

Introducing the Opportunity Universe

First…


Summary: Many people strive for success as an entrepreneur, yet few succeed. One of the main factors driving success as an entrepreneur is the ability to control outcomes. However, to achieve this, entrepreneurs must first do one crucial thing: Assume responsibility.

Let’s first look at the lives of people who do not have this trait: People blame the job market for their unemployment. Managers blame their staff for missing deadlines. And people blame their Uber drivers and traffic for showing up late to an appointment.

All of these examples have one thing in common: The people blame others for the…


Summary: Fundamentally, wealth creation depends on two things: Providing value to customers and capturing part of it. In this article, we will study how to pursue opportunities to create billion-dollar businesses. Essentially, there are two ways to go about: Firstly, you can become an “Aggressive First Mover” in a newly emerging industry. Secondly, you can use a technique called “Element of Certainty” to become the “Contrarian Last Mover” for less obvious, but equally interesting opportunities in a more developed sector.

Quite frequently, people ask me how to find a great business idea. This question is important for both people who…


Summary: Success in a start-up can often be achieved by thinking big and going after very ambitious goals. In this article, I will describe a three-step process for entrepreneurial achievement: First, establish a baseline of your current goals. Then, elevate your thinking to what seems impossible. Finally, retrace a new baseline that represents the sweet spot between the old baseline and “Beyond-Possible.”

The virtue of seeing as a novice.

Five years ago, when I joined Rocket Internet as Managing Director for one of their portfolio companies, I had a reputation for being very ambitious and sometimes even asking for the impossible from my staff. This mindset was…

Christian A. Schröder

Founder & CEO of 10x Value Partners. One of the world’s most successful angel investors. Follow me to learn my secrets.

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