The Manual of Ideas

The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments
Narrated by: Mark Moseley
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas.

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscriber list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt.

  • Written by the team behind one of the most read and talked-about sources of research and value investing ideas.
  • Reviews more than 20 pre-qualified investment ideas and provides an original ranking methodology to help you zero-in on the three to five most compelling investments.
  • Delivers a finely-tuned, proprietary investment framework, previously available only to an elite group of TMI subscribers
  • Step-by-step, it walks you through a proven, rigorous approach to finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing worthy ideas.
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Excellent text on Value Investing

It lives up to its promise of offering you, "the proven framework for finding the best value investments." It morphs you into the role of a capital allocator. It covers the whole gamut of value investing arena: starting from Ben Graham's Deep Value via Greenblatt's Magic Formula, Small stocks, Special Situations to International Value Investments going beyond your national frontiers it covers everything. The Key Takeaways at the end of every chapter helps you the remember the key points easily.

This text is just the beginning of your value investing journey which continues through the author, John Mihaljevic's eponymous website manualofIdeas.com where you get so much more. While I subscribe to his website's paid offerings I carry no business brief from him. IMHO, if you are indeed serious about investing in stock market, you would do well to read and/or listen to the text and use the resources at his website.

This text is just too good, I have the hard copy, the Kindle edition and also this Audible version
The beauty of the Audible version is it's narration, Mark Moseley did an excellent job.

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wow. blown away.

Ive never had the opportunity to listen to such a well written book with so much purpose and written so exquisitley before. amazing!!! Meaty and juicy!

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Valuable Information

Valuable information for any investor but great for 'value investing.' A wholistic view for value investment. Great reader as well.

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Great

This was a great book despite it could be better if the autor had choosen to not include data that would become outdated too fast.

I liked how this book has a value investing focus, it provided a good experience.

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Surprisingly Excellent Value Investing Read

I hadn't really heard of this book, and didn't know what to expect. However, after reading, I'd say it's pretty close to The Intelligent Investor in regards to education on value investing. A truly great book! Highly recommended.

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My favorite value investing book

So helpful in steering the younger generation value investors to best methods. This book is under valued. (J)ames and (j) oan Moriarty on you tube is important.

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great book

it would be better to read it than listen to it because of the amount of information. however, the reader does about as good of a job you can do with the content and keep your attention

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Awesome

Comprehensive and relevant, it's going to be a re-listen for me! Very good indeed, sir.

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Great Book

This book is genuinely one of the best books on this topic that is available.

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Very Comprehensive

What did you love best about The Manual of Ideas?

I love that is gave a thorough scope of value investing. Lots of information on investment styles, investors and strategy.

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  • 04-03-20

Very dense, but lacking focus.

There's a *tremendous* amount of material in here about various factors to consider when buying equities. Almost every paragraph raises some new point to consider, and it's all fascinating in it's own way, but it leaves you (or at least me) feeling more bewildered than informed.

The primary reference points are the investing principles of Ben Graham, Warren Buffett and Joel Greenblatt: and the book assumes you already have quite a bit of established knowledge and vocabulary to work with. I found it quite refreshing to read a book that doesn't treat you as a rank beginner and recite the same cliches and anecodtes you've heard a dozen times before, but I would recommend making yourself familiar with the above referenced authors first.

I tend to be of the KISS school, and this book makes an undeniably complex subject, fantastically complex. There's no unifying, easily-summed up set of principles to guide when you actually sit down and try to decide what to buy. I've no doubt many finance nerds (of whom I am one) will enjoy the endless reams of data, but those looking for a concise and practical guide on how to buy stocks, might want to look elsewhere.

Narrator is fine.

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  • 08-02-18

Out of this world.

its easy to dismiss a good review, but this is truly an excellent book. i've been through twice and now bought the hard copy. recommend.

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  • Ryan Handby
  • 10-21-17

Fantastic book

Great narrator and fantastic knowledge nuggets. Also a great stepping stone into the world of Value Investing literature.