Summary of Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Founder of Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio has made the principles which lead to his success available to you. Dalio made more money for his clients than any other hedge fund in history.

More than that, Dalio was the friend and intimate of world leaders and some of the richest men in the world. In this book, he provides a blueprint for finding your own goals and paths to success.

This summary includes: 

  • A chapter-by-chapter summary 
  • A breakdown of all the principles Dalio used to make his decisions 
  • A biography of the author 
  • And much more!
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Great overview.

I think it's really important to listen the story of Ray's life so that you can gain a better insight into where the thoughts have come from

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Extreme truthfulness.

Idea-meritocratic decision making is better than traditional autocratic or democratic decision making in almost all cases.

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Wow!

It's still worth listening as an interesting autobiographical account of one man's work and approach, but as a blueprint for success, I suspect you'll end up being disappointed.

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Excellent!

They are all independent thinkers who do not let anything or anyone stand in the way of achieving their audacious goals.

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Great book.

Great book. A rare find that discusses life and business lessons. Very straight forward and inspiring.

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Remarkable. Absolutely amazing book!

I am so grateful so hear a voice of reason and of compassion during this constant attack on women’s reproductive rights. What an incredible man. I highly highly recommend listening this book.

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Good summary.

Many of his Principles serve as my core values and beliefs and serve as the guiding principles for how I operate, make decisions and seek ultimate truth in every aspect of my life

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Good book overall.

Good book overall a lot of concepts were well thought out and worth trying with my company. A little verbose saying the same thing over and over essentially with minor adjustments.

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Extraordinary book.

Looking forward to tools he talked in this book to be publicly available, especially pain button app and his next book on investment principles. Most importantly, I am very excited to incorporate some of the principles in my life!!

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Surprised.

Emphasis on his weaknesses and how he developed principles that allowed him and his employees make better decisions.

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  • Pritchard
  • 07-22-18

Great Book.

A book that I had to stop highlighting because there is just too many useful pieces of information.

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  • Lora
  • 07-22-18

Excellent discussion.

Everyone especially managers of any kind. If everyone read the book and take note of it the world will be a better place for sure.

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  • Wilkinson
  • 07-22-18

Life principles.

Ray translated that into a number of life principles. Again it goes too far to mention them all, but you should look them up. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.

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  • Rudy
  • 07-23-18

Enjoy this book.

Some very good life lesson ideas in this book. Fast listen but thought provoking which will slow down your listening as you contemplate the authors words.

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  • DAISY
  • 07-23-18

Great Listen.

By far one of the best books I have this year. Everyone should listen this. The strategy is impressive and the experience written into this book is life changing.

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  • TEMP
  • 07-23-18

Well done.

Learn to think of emotions, rank them on a ladder with the most positive at the top and the least positive at the bottom and you will quickly want to climb that ladder to feel the power of goodness in your life.

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  • Christopher
  • 07-23-18

Great Priciples.

Great self-help book. There are lots of positive affirmations. A very beneficial listen. I think anyone could benefit from listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-20

Terrible Narrator

Read/listen to the real thing, which is great. This summary is terribly narrated, hard to see past that. She refers to the Idea Meritocracy (the core concept of Dalio’s entire philosophy) as an ‘Idea Mediocrity’. Also calls Bridgewater ‘Brightwater’. Seriously, you would’ve thought they’d get someone who’s actually literate to do the narration!