The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....
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There is so much for a value investor to learn about analyzing financial statements and so on, it cannot, despite perhaps good intentions here, be effectively shoehorned into this small of a package. I often like to start with quick summaries and simplifications to get overviews and main ideas, and then dig into deeper sources, but I would have to warn anyone that this is a scratch at the surface.
Very misleading. I wasted a credit on this. It's a lame summary of the book. It was displayed as a recommendation next to another book by the same author. Avoid "Instaread". If you don't have enough discipline to read the whole book you shouldn't be investing.
Someone that was going to burn $4 but thought, "Eh, I'll just give it to Audible.com instead."
I have no idea. The content in this audio book couldn't have been performed well by anyone.
It used lots of buzzwords
This is just bad. It feels like a summary of a summary of common sense. I have flipped through Benjamin Graham's book before and it was much more interesting. The only problem with it was that it was written in an earlier time period so you have to do a bit of interpreting what he said to figure out what he meant. I thought this was going to do that for me but it simply offers buzzwords and basic/common information. It keeps saying key takeaway... blah blah blah.... analysis... blah blah blah.... but without some kind of base information there isn't any content to takeaway from or analyze.
It is better if you have a strong fundamental knowledge of financial statements. The book version is too much of fancy vocabularies.
The whole book is the most memorable. The audio book is short and contains only important key factors.
Nope, I can't be emotional. I have to keep calm that's a quality of intelligent investor.
If you don't know finance and think this audio book is gonna teach you to be an expert, you are dreaming. Go read ones that you can understand and come back to listen to this audio book again, you'll see the big difference.
If a lot of people understand how it works there wouldn't be much under value stocks left. Try harder so you can accomplish what others can't.
This isn't the real book. It's an "unabridged" summary. Audible's labeling is about as skillful as my football throws.
Instaread is fine, but Audible could have avoided tricking me into spending one of my book credits on an "unabridged" 30 minute summary of the real thing. Also, you wasted thirty minutes of my time listening to what sounded like the longest and most boring intro a book has ever had.
He was fine. Why do these questions assume I disliked every single element of this book? Does one star mean "there was literally nothing about this book that I enjoyed"?
"What character would you cut from The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig?"
Apparently Audible's question writers only read fiction.
Umm... no. My thoughts can be summarized as:
1. Don't falsely advertise summaries as "unabridged" summaries to trick people into buying 30 minute long books. What is that, like 3 pages? The brochure for my local Subway is longer.
2. Try to make your "guided review" questions here feel less like a random word generator trying to pass the Turing test and more like a review form. A contextually relevant set of questions could be cool, but perhaps you should go back to a simple form until Audible's Siri here realizes that some books don't have "characters".
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