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When it comes to picking a stock, betting the farm, and selecting a business partner or an intimate other, rely on homework and hard reason to carry the day.
Indeed, most top managers in Latin America are not betting the farm on buyouts.
Markowitz's views ran counter to conventional thinking, which favored singling out the most promising investments and betting the farm on them.
Struggling to read an increasingly unpredictable market, they aim to expand their resources without betting the farm.