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A Summary of Value Investing from a Successful Practitioner

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-19

The book is a gem collection of all the important behavioural aspects of Value Investing. Further, the lucid style makes the book a must for every serious investor - value or otherwise. Reference from Buffett, Taleb and Charley Ellis adds insights from thinkers who are themselves well aware of human psychology that gets played out in the market.

Narration - the narrator's voice is not the best for long listens. It strains to keep hearing after some time. But at 1.25x speed, the listen was a breeze though.

An eye opener against the Gaussian

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

Black swan is the prose to my innate feeling of being stifled in the average. It is the feeling that all 'tinkerers' would have when on their journey of trial and error or what all suits would feel when they are suffocated in the corporate. I should have digested Black Swan earlier. Taleb doesn't shy from exposing the charlatans posing as scholars and we need more of such expose. I find partial overlaps of Taleb's views with that of Munger (biases) and Graham (margin of safety). The practitioner's world and the philosopher's world - without fretting on the inconsequential - come wonderfully together in the book. Boarding on to the Mandlebrot express.

Performance: The pronunciation of a few scholar names was overtly dramatic. Could have easily avoided that. It was a smooth and engaging ride otherwise.

An engaging perspective

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-18

The book through its many short narratives within each chapter gives a remarkably different but logical perspective on life, events around and on people's behaviour. Light shed on impact of randomness on success and black swan on failure is thought provoking