Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

Scott Phillips is an investment advisor with The Motley Fool. He is co-Advisor of our flagship investment service, Motley Fool Share Advisor and the advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems. He is passionate about investing, having managed his own portfolio for over 15 years. A dyed-in-the-wool Fool (in the best way), he has been a member of The Motley Fool since 1999. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and is currently completing his MBA. Before joining the Fool, Scott worked in various Sales and Finance roles in industry, which has allowed him to see the good, bad and the ugly of corporate management close-up. Giving him a great understanding of the way businesses run – and what separates the business wheat from the chaff – Scott wholeheartedly agrees with Warren Buffett when he said he was a ‘better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor’. Scott left a successful career to follow his passion – investing and helping others invest better. It’s no surprise he ended up as an investment advisor at The Motley Fool. You can see Scott's holdings here

Posts by Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

The looming threat for Australia’s companies

Change isn’t new, but the pace is quickening... More »

We Will Remember Them

Today is November 11th – Remembrance Day. It’s the 98th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War — the war that... More »

Your ‘smashed avo’ investment guide 

Forget the fight between the generations, here’s how you can win...  More »

5 ASX stocks for the defensive investor

If you were getting your portfolio ready for disaster – by avoiding "growth" stocks that were going to suffer most in a downturn –... More »

What the banking inquiry means for shareholders

The big bank CEOs are contrite, but the banks are probably safe... More »

The market’s down, because…

Even if you can finish the sentence, it’s a waste of time... More »

The real problem with the Guvera IPO 

The float has been controversial, but there’s a bigger issue.  More »

Here’s what the $1.6 million Super cap means to you (including your SMSF)

The ATO will still be very kind to savers. More »

Lest We Forget

I was never in the Army. I was never asked to fight for my country. But my father was. He served during — and... More »

Time to slaughter some sacred tax cows

There are plenty of special interests, but it’s time to put the nation first More »

Mobile Embrace’s Unanswered Question

A question we can't quite answer... More »

Are consultants killing common sense?

As investors our sole responsibility is to determine if a company is worth our investment dollars. More »

The dividend warning bank shareholders need to read

Dividends - The difference between right and popular More »

The trend is your friend

Ignore price trends. When it comes to trends in business here’s a simple rule: If in doubt, follow the money. More »