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How to Own the World

A Plain English Guide to Thinking Globally and Investing Wisely
Narrated by: Andrew Craig
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Everyone needs to take charge of their financial affairs, and this audiobook tells you how.  

It is time to get your money working for you. How to Own the World explains why you can, and must, learn about investment and highlights the significant advantages you have over many finance professionals. This is both a personal finance audiobook and a personal development audibobook; by safeguarding your future wealth you are safeguarding your long-term health and happiness.  

Successful investment can turn hundreds into millions over time thanks to the power of compound interest, something Einstein described as 'The Eighth Wonder of the World'.   

There has never been a greater need for you to take charge of your financial affairs. Fortunately the tools available have never been more powerful or inexpensive. How to Own the World explains why this is and what you can do to make the most of your money.  

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©2019 Andrew Craig (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Brilliant all-encompassing look at building wealth

Andrew Craig's book is the perfect antidote to most of the overly simplistic (but highly rated) "level-1" books which dominate the personal finance space. It's clear that the author has a keen interest in not just personal finance, but economics and is sympathetic to the principles of the Austrian school (even if he does quote JM Keynes).

This book teaches the reader how to understand the large macroeconomic forces at work, the workings of the monetary system, the implications of these trends, and then how to assess fair value of ALL the major asset classes, not just the common ones which most other books seem to overly focus on.

The core theme of this book is that Personal Finance does not just happen in a vaccum. Nothing works well all of the time. No single asset is "the best" investment. There is a time and a place for everything, and the more you increase your understanding of the world the more you can make use of the different options available to you.

I have read many personal finance/investing/FI books and for this this book is the best entry point to understanding what is really going on in the world and how to position yourself accordingly.

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(Rich Dad, Poor Dad + Richest man in Babylon)×2019

if you've read the above mentioned books, you need to read this book too.

in a similar vein other investment books, yet with very practical implications and, in places, clear instructions on how make your money work for you.

Andrew Craig's narration is smooth and clear as well, I got used to his voice very quickly and didn't tire of hearing him at all.

I'm recommending this book to several of my investment friends and I think that it can really open up a new view to investment and portfolio diversification.

Good Job.

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Valuable listening for every Adult, Teen & Child

This is a super valuable audio book and should really be part of the national curriculum. If you've ignored taking your personal finances seriously then Andy's book is a great place to start. Switch off the TV, radio and Netflix and have the whole family listen in to what is very measured and well thought through financial strategy for building long term wealth. Great piece of work Andy.

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stop losing your savings to inflation! wise up!!

very interesting, clear and eye- opening explanation of what we should all be doing with our money (as opposed to what most people actually do out of ignorance!) in order to make a financially comfortable future much more of a certainty - especially in rapidly changing times.
read this book and take action to help secure your own future.

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Absolutely fantastic

A must read providing an excellent introduction to finance and investment. Highlights the basic knowledge gaps in societies grasp of all things financial.

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The next step I needed

I feel that much of this book would have gone over my head a year ago - I wouldn't say it is for the novice - but it was recommended to me at the right time to get lots out of the vast amount of information contained within.

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This guys not a BS er

Don’t know nothing about trading this book is definitely first place to start will listen again with pdf

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Best personal finance book I’ve ever read/listened to


Excellent.
Best personal finance book I’ve ever read/listened to, & I’ve been through a ton of them!

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Fantastic

Great book introducing all aspects of investing.
One of the musts if you plan on doing any form of investing and controlling your finances.

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Excellent

Absolutely brilliant all the way through. I’ll certainly be listening again. Extremely informative & gives great guidance on both longer & shorter term strategies

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A lot of filler

The book is very basic. I learned more from “the four pillars of investing”.

The book as a lot of filler, waffle about his motivations with the book etc. Would be better if he just got to the point.