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Philip Durell began his career at the age of 17 as a first trip cadet for P&O Cruises, then earned a degree in Nautical Studies from Plymouth University and his Captain's papers all before the age of 29. He relies on his years of international business experience to uncover, understand, and value companies for the Fool's value investing newsletter, Motley Fool Inside Value.

You may wonder how one makes the transition from sea captain to investment advisor. After several years at sea, Philip went ashore and managed companies in locales as varied as Southampton, England; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Vancouver, Canada. He specialized in leading start-ups and turnarounds, and served in a variety of chief officer positions.

Philip's passion for teaching others about investing and his desire to help others reach their investing goals is his true appeal. In addition to his business success, Philip was the winner of the 2004 Feste Award, given to the most valued contributor to The Motley Fool discussion boards as voted by tens of thousands of individual investors across the country.

Want to know more about Philip's investing philosophy? Read Tom Gardner's interview of Philip here.

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