They're not kidding when they call this the "abridged version of The Intelligent Investor! How do you take a 700 page book and boil it down to under 3 hours and maintain much of the content? This is good if you want the general idea of what Graham is talking about, but if you're looking for nuts and bolts... I'd look elsewhere.
This book was recommended by a friend and my expectations were high, but almost immediately I noticed problems with the book.
The author relies heavily on hype and banner waving and the "experts" he interviewed for the book are "Real estate Millionaires" meaning they own $1 million of realestate (not a net worth of $1 million) this would be most home owners is many parts of the country and is a deceptively low bar for "expert" classification.
Beyond that, his advice is good, elementary advice for anyone who has not already put considerable thought into his or her strategy and goals. Nothing ground-breaking here.
I know a very successful realestate agent who swears by this authors other titles, so maybe he has more to say on other subjects. I might try one more...
I'm a BIG Collins fan, and upon reading other reviewers criticisms about this not being as well-rounded of a book, thought they were just being picky, but... it's true. He fails to back up several of his deductions with the same rigor as Good to Great, and the general quality of these deductions isn't as significant in the first place. I'd say he had more than enough content for a chapter in a book, but not nearly enough for a whole book. This could have been a section of his next book. But, it's short...
I have listened to this book literally 12 or 13 times and reviewed sections of it more than that! This is the definitive work on the systemization of innovation! I'm being literal when I say that this has to be the MOST significant book on the topic ever written! I'd put it on my shelf next to Good To Great!
5 stars all the way!!!
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