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How to Become a Better Investor [Kindle Edition]

Greg Speicher
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Book Description

In this short book, Greg Speicher, a successful investor and value investing writer, shares ten ideas to improve your investment process drawn from his study of the investing masters such as Buffett, Munger, Graham, Klarman and Greenblatt.

The world of investing - like sports, business, gambling, etc. - is highly competitive. To win, you need to be at your best. It starts with developing a rational philosophy and the discipline to follow it. Like many competitive activities, investing outcomes are a function of both skill and luck. Highly successful investors understand this reality and they focus intently on the one critical thing they can control: their investing process. While amateurs and speculators focus on the outcome, professional investors focus on the consistent execution of their process knowing that this is the key to market-beating results.

This little book will show you ten proven ways to improve your investment process and achieve better results in the market.

“Greg Speicher has written a valuable book on how to become a better investor. Anyone who is starting the long journey of improving their investment returns would do well to read this book.” – Guy Spier

"Highly recommended" - John Mihaljevic, CFA, Managing Editor, The Manual of Ideas

"Short but important read for novice value investors." - Vitaliy Katsenelson, Chief Investment Officer with Investment Management Associates, Inc.

"Must read" - Adib Motiwala, Portfolio Manager, Motiwala Capital


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  • File Size: 90 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PGLI94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Wisdom - A Must-Read For Every Investor April 10, 2012
We at The Manual of Ideas enthusiastically recommend Greg Speicher's book. Greg was a successful businessman before he was a successful investor, echoing Warren Buffett's statement that being a businessman makes one a better investor, and being an investor makes one a better businessman. Greg's book features ten simple ways to improve your investment process, using the example of football coach Nick Saban as the backdrop for highlighting the importance of process to investment success. One item on the list is having an investment checklist, a concept championed by superinvestors Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier.

But why are you reading this review when you could be reading Greg's book? At $0.99 it is one of the best bargains you'll find anywhere, so don't commit a mistake of omission!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read and keep for serious investors September 29, 2012
A very unexpected powerful and useful investing book! This is coming from someone who has read and reread countless books on investing over many years, blogs on the topic of value investing, formally educated with a degree in investment finance, accounting, and started investing successfully for over 15 years.

This book is an important must read and keep for serious investors! So if you are serious about continuous improvement as an investor, just like athletes, artists, musicians there is a more direct path towards being your best regardless of investing style.

I strongly recommend "How to become a better investor" by Greg Speicher.
10 logical steps, like define your process, check lists, improve search strategy, continuously improve, be patient, so get the book to see the rest.

John
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten steps toward investing success April 12, 2012
In this brief e-book, Greg Speicher provides ten key steps required for success in the field of investing. Over short periods of time, many investors may confuse profits driven by a rising market with investing genius but in the long run only those with a sound process are likely to even match the market averages. To beat the market in the long run, it seems obvious that one must have an investment process that is superior to the majority of market participants. However, a solid process is only part of the equation. One must also know where to look for ideas, have the appropriate temperament (a "psychological" edge), and work very hard over a sustained period of time.

Following Greg's ten steps will not guarantee investing success but it will tilt the odds in your favor and, at the very least, provide some fresh ideas to improve your process. That's clearly worth many multiples of very modest price of this e-book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Valuable Reading ! April 11, 2012
After I first read Greg Speicher's book, I sent him a short note:

"I wanted to send you a short note and complement you on your eBook "Ten Ways To Improve Your Investment Process." I enjoyed reading it last night. Also, I am sending a copy of this email to my friend Scott Thompson of Minneapolis. Scott is working on a new book, and I want to alert him to your clear writing. Scott and I are both students of the Graham, Buffett, and Munger philosophy. My writings can be found here: www.amazon.com/Bud-Labitan/e/B002D1ERT4

Scott and I have a small website called the International Society of Value Investors (ISVI) and the link is [...] We would welcome your articles or links to them there."

As an author who has written and edited a few investing books, I appreciate Greg Speicher's clear writing style. This book adds value to the novice and experienced investor. For the novice, it is a good introduction to clear thinking steps. For the experienced investor, it is a good reminder of the careful steps that keep us on our toes and keep us on the right track to a well-made decision. I found it useful.

I am a fan of Mr. Speicher's writings. I think you will become one too.
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