Plano, TX, United States | Member Since 2007
There have been a lot of news items that I've seen over the year that I never had any idea that had to do with Carl Icahn. Listening to the TWA portion was probably my favorite. Like him or hate him, you'll probably have a new view of Mr. Icahn when you finish this book.
If you run a public company, you had better run it right or Carl might take you to task on it.
While I like a lot of the education that comes with learning how and why the American economy may soon fail, I sorta felt like I was being sold GOLD. Seems like 2/3 of the second part was BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD.
If nothing else, the book does make perfect sense on why the economy is about to fail, but I feel like buying gold is somewhat pointless. The strenuous viewpoint on divesting on real estate seems a bit like flawed logic. They also say to sell your home and just rent. If the economy fails, people will need a place to live. Seems like rentals would be a rock-solid industry. Even if they can't pay in cash, it sets up an excellent opportunity to barter.
I liked the book. Not sure if it'll be as doom and gloom as the author would like to believe.
How the American economy has gone wrong.
Re-balance my portfolio
I have listened to this book now twice and it seems to give some solid information and worksheets. A seasoned real estate investor might find it a bit elementary, but it reinforces some other great concepts that I have taken away from other books and authors... Like Dave Ramsey. One of the quotes I like relates to how complicated real estate investing can be, or doesn't need to be. A loose quote is "Look. Your car is complicated if you break it down to that degree. But you need only turn the key to start using it. Drivers won't need to know how to break open the transmission as a prerequisite to owning a car."
I think it was great.
This audio book was a fascinating look into the ideology of value investing. It changed my outlook on the stock market and helped to make sense of otherwise senseless market swings. If everyone invested like Mr. Buffett, there would be fewer millionaires as there would be fewer losers in the market.
I drudge through a good many books during my semi-boring workdays. Few books have made the little hairs on my neck stand on end from start to finish.
Excellent twists and turns, great character development and a truly interesting plot line. This book does not bash religion as I have read on a couple of previous reviews, but it does make you think about the birth of one "religion" in particular.
Wonderful story. Hope to see a sequel and/or a screenplay soon.
While the first 20 chapters are a bit slow to arouse interest in the story, the ensuing 30 or so chapters make it difficult to put down. An excellent book.
While always a fan of Steven King, due attention must be given to Eric Roberts for his performance of this book. A great story if you have very little time to invest.
This book is packed full of, what I would consider, universal truths for interacting with people. There are few books that can convey such a wealth of information that can be used in virtually any setting. For anyone that wants to invest in themselves, surely this is the book for you.
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