The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu discusses topics across the investing world.

As the "it" company right now, Apple has a lot to teach many companies. Anand explains what DryShips and the dry-bulk-shipping industry can learn.

Neither Apple nor the dry-bulk shippers was picked by our chief financial officer as his "Top Stock for 2012".  You can access the write-up for this stock -- 100% free of charge -- by clicking here. Fool on!

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