This must be the most incredible human survival story ever. A great tale. Probably the best Audible book I've ever bought. I found myself unable to get out of the car because I wanted to get to the next "page". The actual hardcover book does have some wonderful pictures and maps which make the story even better, but the Audible version was great nonetheless.
Well written. Lots of great anecdotes and insights into how the human brain deceives us all. Don't expect any great wisdom regarding how to be happy though - the author builds up his well thought out arguments as if working his way to some great crescendo or secret that never unfolds. Perhaps that's the point.
Repetitive, obvious, and tiresome. I must confess that I didn't have the patience to survive past Chapter 5, although the first half can be summarized as 1) You need to include dividend yields when determining investor returns and 2) The valuation or PE level that you buy in at will dictate your ultimate return. The analysis was heavily weighted around Company's that existed in 1957 (the start of the S&P500 (which I fear subject the conclusions to some survivor bias). Perhaps the second half is better, but I am unlikely find out. This was my worst Audible investment to date.
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