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)

Your one-step tax deduction

July 1 will be a new financial year. But it’ll be just another day in a long-term investing journey. More »

I was wrong. Learn from my mistake

We all wish we could be right every time. Our portfolios would be healthier — as would our egos. More »

Is the ASX really rigged?

It’s easy to see the sharemarket as a casino, or as the province only of the investment banks and so-called ‘smart money’. More »

When Buffett speaks, you should listen

40,000 people, two old men and the best advice you’ll ever get More »

The end of broadcast television?

Netflix’s arrival means the incumbents need to shape up or ship out… More »

Lest We Forget

One hundred years ago, to the day, as dawn broke, men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp nervously, excitedly, bravely, boarded small... More »

Here comes the crash

It’s coming… but no-one knows when More »

Shaking an iron fist at the sea

The ‘new normal’ is nothing new – or normal More »

The secret of Warren Buffett’s success

Investing well is about understanding and controlling your temperament. More »

It may not be a bubble, but it floats

Learn from Buffett's winning bet More »

Doubting can cost you money

Don’t be scared away from investment gains More »

The secret of Warren Buffett’s success

When Warren Buffett speaks, you should listen More »

Here’s Your Chance To Learn From Warren Buffett

Investment advice from the master… for free More »

Welcome To ‘Expectations’ Season

Over time, share prices will reflect the value of the business itself. That’s why we’re long term investors. More »