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Summary

Billionaire investors. If we think of them, it's with a mixture of awe and suspicion. Clearly, they possess a kind of genius - the proverbial Midas Touch. But are the skills they possess transferable? And would we really want to be them? Do they have anything to teach us besides making money?

In Richer, Wiser, Happier, award-winning journalist William Green has spent nearly 25 years interviewing these investing wizards and discovered that their talents expand well beyond the financial realm and into practical philosophy.

Green ushers us into the lives of more than 40 of the world's super-investors, visiting them in their offices, vacation homes and even their places of worship - all to share what they have to teach us. Green brings together the thinking of some of the best investors, from Warren Buffet to Howard Marks to John Templeton, and provides gems of insight that will enrich you not only financially but also professionally and personally.

©2021 William Green (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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An incredibly fruitful read

Prior to purchasing this book I thought it would be fluffy, it wasn’t until I heard some highly reputable investors discuss the book that I decided to take the plunge and purchase it.

To my delight it wasn’t fluffy at all, it is ram packed with highly valuable information, anecdotes and more generally favourable approaches to life - not just about money but about assessing what is really important, for example helping others.

I couldn’t recommend this book enough; not just for those interested in investing but also for those who are looking for a novel outlook on life - similar to those of Guy Spier, Warren Buffett & Mohnish Pabrai.

Personally I feel I have gained a wealth of valuable insights from a handful of listening hours, very much time well spent.

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best book

Best investment book I have read. I am grateful for William Green to have collected this masterpiece from the various behemoth s of value investing and life's lessons. Keen to tread on the paths of the gaints and create a footprint in world of investing.

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The narrator seems to think this is Shakespeare. I haven’t even finished the book and he is so distracting; it’s a shame because it’s a great book. I’ll persevere but I imagine many wouldn’t. Ensuring the narrator is well matched to the book is really important but seems to not be considered…it certainly wasn’t in this case.

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A masterpiece about investing philosophy

A brilliant book, very well written and extremely interesting. It does provide a wonderful insight on how great investors live and think, without making references to specific investment techniques, but rather only to very broad principles. William Green has spent a lot of energy to go deeply into the mind of those people and has summarized his views in an incredibly effective way. Highly recommended.

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Loved this book

This was a surprise to me as I thought it was about investing but it was so much more. I really hope this book has changed my life. Not to make me richer but to make me wiser. So many things I heard were things I had been thinking about over time but never had the courage to fully commit to as it was different from how most people think. Now I want to go forward compounding good will. Part of this is a selfish reason as I know it comes back to you over time and people tend to help you more than you help them. Thank you William for such a great book

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Great book

If you have every studied Warren Buffett or Howard Marks then ultimately there's probably not very much that is surprising here. However, the book is a brilliantly written summation of the mindset and discipline of some of the best stock pickers of our time.

In many ways the book is similar to the classic "Market Wizards" but for investors rather than traders, which is probably the highest compliment I can give it.

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More than I expected, thoroughly enjoyed

More than the investment side it was a pleasure to listen to the life wisdom of these investors. Candid portrayals and deeper exploration of how these people tick.

I am probably going to buy a print version to highlight some of the key ideas that I want to adopt, as well as re-listen

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Excellent read

Really enjoyed this one. William put together a great list of investors and their stores are very fascinating

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Amazing Enjoyable book

I've listened to this book now for 3 times in 3 weeks. A great book. delivered very well. content brilliant. Recommended.

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Exceptional book

So much value in this book; definitely worth reading for any investor looking for that extra edge!

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  • 09-07-22

Excellent book on investing and life

Well narrated book. Covers the topics of both life and investing in a structured way.

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  • 02-05-22

I'll be reading this again, and again...

Insightful lessons about investing and life. I'll be studying this book and many of the people in it for some time.

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  • 29-12-21

Great learnings and good narration

Enjoyable learnings from many types of investors albeit they're mostly long only and value approach. I think the additional angles of how they approach life outside of investing gave readers a more complete picture of each individuals interviewed. Narration was well executed and fitting to the topic.

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  • Martin
  • 08-08-21

Great and fresh collection of interviews

Quite interesting collection of profiles of different star investors. It helps to have some knowledge about the topic beforehand and also the advice by the different investors should probably not be taken as a gospel. It would actually be quite hard as some of them believe that something is absolutely vital, while others do not do it at all :-) All have value investing and inspiration from Benjamin Graham in common, which might be a bit missleading since there are others using different strategies... So overall I liked it because of the possibility to peak into minds of many investor gurus and I really liked what I saw.