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Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost 40 years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable for investors and has been since it was first published in 1958. This updated edition retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right, in an expanded preface and introduction.

©1996, 2003 Philip A. Fisher (P)2019 Gildan Media

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  • Pablo Lema
  • 11-07-20

Not worth the hype

For all the hype, this book is not in the same league as Graham's "The Intelligent Investor". What struck me about this comparison is that where Graham's book is ground breaking and innovative, this one contains sparse nuggets of insight.

If this book is on your bucket list, tick it off; but do not expect greatness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-20

Huge Drag

Purpose of reading this book is so obvious but a lot of time is spent on bragging about individuals. No offense but that should be part of biographies & not for someone who wants to gain knowledge

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  • Jegoodguy
  • 16-08-20

Awesome book!

Timeless! Every investor should read this! He even outlines the the government response to Covid-19! Investors who read this would have accurately called the March 2020 bottom and known how to proceed once the Fed intervened by holding on or promptly buying back in.

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  • H. Hasen
  • 31-01-21

Don’t waste your time

Much time spent by Ken Fisher touting his personal history. Little appropriate current information. Totally out of date.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

boring and pompous

really boring and pompous, full of personal details that don'f have anything to do with the title, just to glorify the protagonist.

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