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Publisher's 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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Great story

Anyone can become a good investor with enough information and these stories are a reminder that anyone from a taxi driver to a well educated person can do it . Charlie Munger absolutely one of the best with Warren buffett giving great advice. Will be listening to this one over and over again.

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decent book

Ok story. pretty basic concepts and common sense. nothing advanced just straightforward.
written well though by Will

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Amazing book, really loved it.

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Insightful & Perfect for layman investors!

Absolutely loved all the people portrayed in the book, the principles distilled and elevated! Interesting biographical stories + no jargon and absolutely beginner friendly investment principles expelled and explained! Worth going back and saver!

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The best book I've ever heard. Great stories, great narration. Will definitely listen again.

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from an absolute beginner in the share market

This audio is a must, before starting your journey into shares. For those already familiar, then this book gives a wonderful insight into how the top performers achieved their success and maybe apply some of what you learn, to suit your own circumstances

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Absolutely brilliant audio book.

Great learning's for investors, business operators and those wanting to increase their knowledge. Valuable information about those who have been there and gained the experience.

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A must for every investor

One of the most exciting and educational book I have ever read. The way William Green have conveyed the message and shared the stories of some of the best investors of all time, is amazing. Highly recommend this to anyone looking at being happy in life.

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Good book. Great insights and information

Very good book. Gives an insight into many prominent investors. Learnt about many more investors and there different styles.

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Great read, a classic in the making

Very interesting, insightful and engaging collection of interviews with some of the greatest investors in history. My favourite part was not the investment insights but the habit and personal insights described in detail for each investor. I will be coming back and revisiting this book in the many years ahead.

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  • 02-05-2022

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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  • 29-12-2021

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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  • 08-08-2021

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.

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  • Chris
  • 14-07-2021

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2021

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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  • 26-06-2021

Narrator

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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  • 07-07-2021

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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  • TIMOTHY ANDEERSON
  • 04-02-2022

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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  • Van Dieu
  • 19-02-2022

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-2021

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2022

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-2022

Exceptional book

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

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  • 06-03-2022

One of the best books on investing.

I am so grateful for all the wisdom in this book. Will get it in print aswell.

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