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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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Great audiobook on investment!

Sound advice and easy to understand! Love the fact that it shows that working class people can invest for their future, making their money work for them!

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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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essential must read for anyone in the uk

love this audio, perfect for UK residents. its so hard to find non americanised finacial information. as a novice I found this book perfect and easy to understand.

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Best “how to get started investing” book on the market for UK investors.

I’ve read nearly every book on personal finance and investing and this is definitely the best one to start with if you are from the UK as most are geared towards US investing.

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Life changing

I am total novic atleast for me the book is an eye opener, perhaps i could be sitting on a fortune had i found a book like this 10-15 years ago, as i had a lot of cash come and go in my life thru careless spendings...

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Excellent !

Very well read and fantastic content. Plain English used throughout - complex concepts made much simpler. Well recommend.

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you should be inspired

get an ISA ,
deposit regular,
diversify your investments,
profit

there's a few additional points and great explanations of what things are.

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provides foundation

some amazing information. slows down as the book comes to an end but overall a great read/listen

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good UK focused investment book.

check his fund asset allocation for gold, looks less than advising in book, prob due to market change since 2012. Good message about real inflation 4%+, so need to keep pension invested.

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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.