Investing : The Last Liberal Art

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Investing: The Last Liberal Art offers a unique picture of the investment world within the larger world. It aligns and explains how investment management works in the context of a number of seemingly unrelated disciplines including Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, and Literature. This approach or latticework mode is the next logical step in helping investors understand how markets work and how to become a better investor. It also allows individuals to take additional less simplistic paths to view investing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 144.78 x 215.9 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587991381
  • 9781587991387
  • 1,196,972

Table of contents

1.A Latticework off Mental Models 2.Physics: The Point of Equilibrium 3.Biology: The Origin of a New Species 4.Social Sciences: Arts, Avalanches, and Complex Systems 5.Psychology: Minds of the Markets 6.Philosophy: A Pragmatic View of Investing 7.Literature: Read for Thought 8.Desicion Making Notes Reading List Acknowledgements Index
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Review quote

'I read this book in one sitting; I could not put it down.'- Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods 'Read this book and live its message. Your investment performance and your mind will thank you..'- Michael J. Mouboussin, co-author of Expectations Investing 'This is simply a gem of a book.'- James Surowiecki, The New Yorker
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About Robert G. Hagstrom

Robert Hagstrom is Senior Vice President and Director of Legg Mason Focus Capital. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling The Essential Warren Buffet Way, The Warren Buffet Portfolio and The Essential Warren Buffett, and the NASCAR Way.
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