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  • Richer, Wiser, Happier

  • How the World's Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life
  • Written by: William Green
  • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)

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Richer, Wiser, Happier

Written by: William Green
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
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Publisher's Summary

From a renowned financial journalist who has written for Time, Fortune, Forbes, and The New Yorker, a fresh and unexpectedly profound book that draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with many of the world’s super-investors to demonstrate that the keys for building wealth hold other life lessons as well.

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 do they have anything to teach us besides making money?

In Richer, Wiser, Happier, William Green draws on interviews that he’s conducted over 25 years with many of the world’s greatest investors. As he discovered, their talents extend well beyond the financial realm. The most successful investors are mavericks and iconoclasts who question conventional wisdom and profit vastly from their ability to think more rationally, rigorously, and objectively. They are master game players who consciously maximize their odds of long-term success in markets and life, while also minimizing any risk of catastrophe. They draw powerful insights from many different fields, are remarkably intuitive about trends, practice fanatical discipline, and have developed a high tolerance for pain. As Green explains, the best investors can teach us not only how to become rich, but how to improve the way we think, reach decisions, assess risk, avoid costly errors, build resilience, and turn uncertainty to our advantage.

Green ushers us into the lives of more than 40 super-investors, visiting them in their offices, homes, and even their places of worship - all to share what they have to teach. From Sir John Templeton to Charlie Munger, Jack Bogle to Ed Thorp, Will Danoff to Mohnish Pabrai, Bill Miller to Laura Geritz, Joel Greenblatt to Howard Marks. In explaining how they think and why they win, this “unexpectedly illuminating” (Peter Diamandis) book provides “many nuggets of wisdom” (The Washington Post) that will enrich you both financially and personally. 

©2021 William Green (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Great book for casual or professional investor

I loved this book! I listened to the whole book in one week. One common thread with all these great investors was was how principled they all were. They never set out to make huge amounts of money. They liked the intellectual challenge and loved their works and the wealth came as a result.

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Recommend for anyone with investments

A truly inspiring and interesting book for anyone contemplating investing. The variety of interviews and depth of knowledge presented is impressive. I would also recommend listening to the podcasts the author has appeared on to discuss the book. It stands to reason that if you are investing you should learn how some of the best have done it.

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Great book

Loved the stories he shares and the mindset that paints a picture into the minds of some of the greatest minds out there.

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fantastic book!

such a great book that does more than give you investment advice; it really digs into the principles and ideologies that have made these individuals the successes that they are.
there are many great anecdotes and quotes sprinkled throughout the book that add to the story and make everything seem so much more personable and approachable. The performer also did an exceptional job of adding character and personality throughout to really capture and enhance the essence of each of the individuals that are studied.

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Best book in a decade

I read upwards of 70 books a year, and this is THE book I am constantly going back to. If you’re on your own investment journey, this is a critical book to add to your list. It’s advice is not only on how to build wealth, but how to live a beautiful life.
Thanks William Green for writing this!

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Fantastic Book!

top 2 books I've read about investing in 2022. I learned a lot about how top investors live and how they think. A must read and listen

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loved it!

I wish I had read this far far sooner. There are so many lessons to learn, I feel like I need to listen again. This book is full of mind expanding frames of thought, and life lessons. I was blown away more than once

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William Green has written a masterpiece!

I finished listening to the book in 2 days. However, I will be going back to it again and again, because there's so much wisdom packed in each chapter, that it's impossible to take it all in one sitting. Also, I ordered a hard cover copy for my 15 year old son, because I am certain he could profoundly benefit from reading it. I will most likely buy two additional copies for my younger daughters. Thank you, Mr. Green for collecting the wisdom of so many great men into this wonderful book!

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Truly amazing

If you could only read one book on investing this should be that book. This book is about wisdom and common sense. I loved it.

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The book the read for any value invester

Fantastic book. Absolutely recommend. I have re-listened to the Nick Sleep chapter 3 times now.

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