Philip Fisher’s started his career at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, although he never completed the program, he later returned to teach at the school. After publishing his book, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Philip because a well noted financial analyst. He worked in the San Francisco Bay area and was a pioneer in the style of growth investing. As a securities analyst for Anglo-London Bank, Fisher attracted some of the most prominent clients in the area. He continued to work until the age of 91 and retired in 1999.

Fisher was a strong proponent of holding the right companies, at the right price, forever. Warren Buffett has said on numerous occasions that his investment style is “85% Graham and 15% Fisher”.