The Joys of Compounding

The Joys of Compounding : The Passionate Pursuit of Lifelong Learning, Revised and Updated

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Value investing is not just a system for success in the market. It is also an intellectual toolkit for achieving a deeper understanding of the world. In The Joys of Compounding, the value investor Gautam Baid builds a holistic approach to value investing and philosophy from his wide-ranging reading, combining practical approaches, self-cultivation, and business wisdom.

Distilling investment and life lessons into a comprehensive guide, Baid integrates the strategies and wisdom of preeminent figures whose teachings have stood the test of time. Drawing on the work of investing greats like Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Ben Graham, as well as philosophers and scholars, he artfully interweaves the lessons learned from his many teachers. Baid demonstrates their practical applications in the areas of business, investing, and decision making and also shows that these ideas can be applied to one's own life with just as much reward.

A celebration of the value investing discipline, this book also recounts Baid's personal experiences, testifying to his belief that the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The Joys of Compounding offers curated reflections on life and learning for all investors, investment enthusiasts, and readers seeking a dose of practical wisdom.

This revised and updated edition highlights Baid's distinctive voice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 156 x 235mm
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50 figures
  • 0231197322
  • 9780231197328
  • 31,161

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This edition benefits from a clearer focus on Gautam's voice and insights as well as offering a fresh opportunity to learn and relearn those key lessons that will make us better investors and better human beings. -- Guy Spier, CEO of Aquamarine Capital and author of The Education of a Value Investor An instant classic! Gautam Baid's book is the definitive guide to lifelong learning for investors and anyone seeking to reach their full potential. A must read. -- John Mihaljevic, chairman of MOI Global Gautam Baid is a marvelous role model because he's such a joyful and passionate student of worldly wisdom. This book, which is infused with invaluable insights and inspiring quotations from many great investors and thinkers who have guided him on his journey, is a powerful reminder of how enriching it is to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of continuous, lifelong learning. -- William Green, author of The Great Minds of Investing and Beyond Rich Gautam's book is wonderfully insightful. It is truly a pleasure to read and a reminder of some of the most essential tenets of sound investing. -- Sanjoy Bhattacharyya, managing partner, Fortuna Capital Gautam's book The Joys of Compounding provides a foundational framework on investing that is required reading for all investors. This book is the best investment one can make from those beginning their investment journey all the way to experienced practitioners. Successful investing requires a lifelong love of learning and this book provides a broad array of concepts and tools to guide you with your own personal investments or making investments for your clients. The most comprehensive investing book I have ever read. I highly recommend The Joys of Compounding for anyone interested in becoming a better investor. -- Paul Lountzis, president of Lountzis Asset Management Gautam Baid presents exactly the types of examples and insights from fabled investment practitioners that I believe can help investors avoid common yet predictable traps. The Joys of Compounding is a most useful reference for lifelong investment learning. -- Thomas A. Russo, managing member, Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC Over the years, as I've realized the importance of learning through wisdom instead of suffering, my favorite gift has been to give a person a great book. This book is going to go to the top of that list. -- Arnold Van Den Berg, founder of Century Management
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About Gautam Baid

Gautam Baid, CFA, is portfolio manager at an SEC-registered investment advisor based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, he served at the Mumbai, London, and Hong Kong offices of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank as senior analyst in their healthcare investment banking teams. Baid is a CFA charterholder and member of CFA Institute, and in 2018 and 2019 he was profiled in Morningstar's Learn from the Masters series.
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