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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

By: Philip A. Fisher,Kenneth L. Fisher - introduction contributor
Narrated by: Christopher Grove
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Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost 40 years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable for investors and has been since it was first published in 1958. This updated edition retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right, in an expanded preface and introduction.

©1996, 2003 Philip A. Fisher (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Not worth the hype

For all the hype, this book is not in the same league as Graham's "The Intelligent Investor". What struck me about this comparison is that where Graham's book is ground breaking and innovative, this one contains sparse nuggets of insight.

If this book is on your bucket list, tick it off; but do not expect greatness.

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Huge Drag

Purpose of reading this book is so obvious but a lot of time is spent on bragging about individuals. No offense but that should be part of biographies & not for someone who wants to gain knowledge

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Don’t waste your time

Much time spent by Ken Fisher touting his personal history. Little appropriate current information. Totally out of date.

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boring and pompous

really boring and pompous, full of personal details that don'f have anything to do with the title, just to glorify the protagonist.

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Awesome book!

Timeless! Every investor should read this! He even outlines the the government response to Covid-19! Investors who read this would have accurately called the March 2020 bottom and known how to proceed once the Fed intervened by holding on or promptly buying back in.

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Monotone NarrationRobs app Potential

This has the feel as if the authors goal was to produce a many, many hours long audio book to increase the buyers perceived value. He takes forever to get to the point, if there even was one. This was a money grab based on copying the title of his father’s popular and only a few hours long book.

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good book for the investor

a very good book for the investor I read a lot of books and this is very good book but it's not for people that starting their first investment but if you will read it few times you will enjoy it even if you are young investor

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One of Buffett's two favorite books

Phil Phisher is amazing and the content of this book is almost timeless (perhaps besides some of the scuttlebutt phrasing). The two complaints I have are about his son's intro which feels like he has a bone to pick with his dad, and the narrator who is overly articulate and constantly emphasizing sentences poorly.

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BS

Story! Nothing to learn. Waste of time
I expected numbers and solid insight investment! Disappointed.

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Lots of good investment lessons and advise

Much of the material discusses great companies from the 1970s, like Dupont, Dow Chemical, and RayChem, but the principles haven't changed.

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