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The Geometry of Wealth

How to Shape a Life of Money and Meaning
Narrated by: Jack Ares
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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How does money figure into a happy life? In The Geometry of Wealth, behavioral finance expert Brian Portnoy delivers an inspired answer based on the idea that wealth, truly defined, is funded contentment. It is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life. This stands in stark contrast to angling to become rich, which is usually an unsatisfying treadmill.  

At the heart of this groundbreaking perspective, Portnoy takes listeners on a journey toward wealth, informed by disciplines ranging from ancient history to modern neuroscience. He contends that tackling the big questions about a joyful life and tending to financial decisions are complementary, not separate, tasks.   

These big questions include:  

  • How is the human brain wired for two distinct experiences of happiness? And why can money "buy" one but not the other? 
  • Are the touchstones of a meaningful life affordable? 
  • Why is market savvy among the least important sources of wealth but self-awareness is among the most? 
  • Can we strike a balance between pushing for more and being content with enough?  

This journey memorably contours along three basic shapes: A circle, triangle, and square help us visualize how we adapt to evolving circumstances, set clear priorities, and find empowerment in simplicity. In this accessible and entertaining audiobook, Portnoy reveals that true wealth is achievable for many - including those who despair it is out of reach - but only in the context of a life in which purpose and practice are thoughtfully calibrated.

©2018 Brian Portnoy (P)2019 Brian Portnoy

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The Perfect Introduction to Money Thinking

This was my first experience with this author and narrator and I loved them both. Although I'm pretty advanced in investments compared to the Average Joe, I really appreciated that Brian took a step back from all the heavy financial jargon and number crunching and really answered what this is all about. Knowing the technical aspects of investing isn't enough. Brian presents a real platform to understanding what wealth building is all about, and from that spring board we're better prepared to succeed. Outstanding work and highly recommended.

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Great book to better understand investor behavior

Brian does a great job at getting to the heart of why we sometimes struggle at being content with investment performance. He illustrates what it means to be wealthy vs rich and how we can achieve wealth even if we think we're unable to.

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Important information

This is important information for investors; the behavioural investing element was especially valuable. What I didn’t like was the performance of the narrator. While his voice had a pleasant resonance, he mispronounced words that he really should know.