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What does Malk Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I am the author of the book. I had originally wanted to narrate the book myself - to make it more authentic. But I was unable to find the time and Malk Williams stepped up to do it.
I think that he has done an absolutely phenomenal job. He has a clear and sonorous voice that is faithful to meaning of the text and is far more pleasurable to listen to than my voice would have been.
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This book is more of a personal bio and explanation of a philosophy on life rather than an investment tome. As such it was thoroughly enjoyable. Very candid and personal account
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to The Education of a Value Investor again? Why?
Yes. The book has some great lessons and insights from Guy's career. He is also very honest about his investing mistakes which adds to the learning experience (and hopefully helps the reader avoid making similar errors!)
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Education of a Value Investor?
I think the most interesting insights surround the things that Guy avoids doing - for example: daily use of Bloomberg terminals, engaging too closely with management (they are good salesmen), talking publicly about investments (as it creates attachments to a particular thesis which can be hard to move away from). Also how Guy uses investment checklists which cover everything he has learned both personally and from other investors - Buffett, Pabrai etc. Put in to practice, these checklists will avoid investment mistakes - so readers can take a lot from them. All of this is really practical advice which can be put in to practice easily.
Any additional comments?
I think it is important to be careful which investment books you read, there are a lot of them which can have a negative effects on your investing. This book is a particularly good one and although it is written in a very different style to others, it is right up there with other "must read" titles for Value Investors such as Common Stocks Uncommon Profits (Fisher), Essays of Warren Buffett (Cunningham), Intelligent Investor (Graham/Dodd), Margin of Safety (Klarman), Competition Demystified (Greenwald).
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of The Education of a Value Investor to be better than the print version?
Yes, as this is easy to listen in a car, while gardening etc.
Have you listened to any of Malk Williams’s other performances? How does this one compare?
no, but the performance was OK
Any additional comments?
This book is what the title suggests - the author talks about his life story how he came out of first class universities, got burnt in an investment bank and started his hedge fund. To a great extent it is about the people inspired him (such as Warren Buffet) as a role model in investment and life.
Personally I was looking for a book on value investment - the book did not offer much in that subject.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Guy Spear a trully remarkable person, a real down to earth no bull investor but best of all an enlightened being!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
excellent insight into not only the mind of an investor but also of a person. Audible provided a good listen and apart from a few hours sleep I listened to it in one hit it was that riveting. many people will gain many different things from this book, not just investing tips. Very memorable and enjoyable. I look forward to getting better, and having a calmer more harmonious life. Thankyou.
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