How closely should you pay attention to management? According to Eddy Elfenbein, who writes about investing at Crossing Wall Street, very closely.

Elfenbein was named by CNNMoney as “the best buy-and-hold blogger” on the Web. Last month, during an hourlong interview in Washington, D.C., I asked him for his views on company management. Watch the video below for our exchange. (Run time: 3:29; there’s also a transcript below.) managing editor Brian Richards has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Aflac. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.