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The Geometry of Wealth: How to shape a life of money and meaning by [Brian Portnoy]

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Brian Portnoy, PhD, CFA, is an expert at simplifying the complex world of money. In his two books, The Geometry of Wealth and The Investor's Paradox, he tackles the challenge of not only making better investment decisions but also how money figures into a joyful life. He is currently the Director of Investment Education at Virtus Investment Partners and has spent the last 25 years as educator, investor, and strategist. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and currently lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife and three children. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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In The Geometry of Wealth, Brian Portnoy has used his incredible talent for translating financial drudgery into simple, accessible, and entertaining prose to help us re-define our satisfaction with money. He has written a book that will leave you truly wealthier for reading it. -Corey Hoffstein, Chief Investment Officer, Newfound Research

The Geometry of Wealth walks you through what really matters in our relationship with money. In clear language, simple enough for my kids to understand and sophisticated enough for professionals, Portnoy gets to the heart of the issue. And that's the point - our relationship with money is about what's in our heart and what troubles our mind. Geometry brings it all together in a framework that every reader can follow to live a more contented life.
-Ted Seides, Managing Partner, Hidden Brook Investments

Good books about money are few and far between. Great books about money - which provide useful investment analysis and helpful personal insight presented powerfully and engagingly - are as rare as a bad investment by Warren Buffett, largely because the universe of terrific writers with the academic power and practical experience to write such a book is vanishingly small. The Geometry of Wealth is a great book about money because of who Brian Portnoy is, what he knows, and how well he writes. Don't miss it.
-Bob Seawright, Chief Investment Officer, Madison Avenue Securities

In The Geometry of Wealth, Brian Portnoy has done something wholly unique and framed the conversation around money in a manner never before previously considered. Using a simple framework to make profound points, Dr. Portnoy has crafted a work that is simultaneously educational and poignant. For those looking to revolutionize their approach to money and even life, this book receives my highest recommendation.
-Dr. Daniel Crosby, NYT bestselling author of The Laws of Wealth

Managing one's money is an emotionally fraught job, and comes with a confusing lexicon to boot. Is it any wonder so many individuals devote less time to their personal finances than they do planning their next vacation? Brian Portnoy's The Geometry of Wealth makes a bracing assertion: it doesn't have to be this way. In this elegant and insightful volume, he imparts the crucial message that building "wealth" isn't strictly about money, but finding the intersection between our life's purpose and the funds needed to achieve it. It's essential reading for serious and novice investors alike.
-Christine Benz, Morningstar, Director of Personal Finance

Portnoy's The Geometry of Wealth is an ensemble of profound wisdom, written in a clear and inviting format, that will inspire anyone who is looking to take responsibility for their own finances and wealth. It masterfully blends psychology, neuroscience, and economics - along with the author's own professional background in investing - to demonstrate that the power to create wealth starts from within. It inherently takes a 'coach approach', built on self-reflection and enquiry, while offering a goal-focused, practical framework, for actionable insight. I will definitely be recommending this book to any business leader or coach helping their clients through the stages of career and life planning. At last, a book on managing one's own finances, in a way that is both accessible and personal!
-Katherine Tulpa, CEO Association for Coaching and Wisdom8

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CXS9NLG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harriman House; Illustrated edition (June 11, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 11, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3997 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 235 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

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Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, is an expert at simplifying the complex world of money. In his three books -- The Investor's Paradox, The Geometry of Wealth, and How I Invest My Money (edited with Josh Brown) -- he illustrates how to not only make better financial decisions but also figure out how money fits into a joyful life. Brian is the founder of Shaping Wealth, a financial wellness platform that works with individuals and organizations to make better money decisions. He has served as keynote speaker, seminar leader, and coach to thousands of investors on topics ranging from portfolio strategy to the connection between money and happiness. For more than two decades, Brian has worked in the hedge fund and mutual fund industries as portfolio manager and educator. He is a CFA Charterholder, earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, and serves on the advisory board for the Alliance for Decision Education. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a gem for the right person
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I have to start by saying I wouldn't recommend this book to most people. It's "big picture" while also being very analytical - two things that many people couldn't care less about. But if you're like me and for strange reason that stuff gets you excited rather than intimidated, then you're in the right place.

Personally, not every section or analogy was helpful to me but (as proven by the many tabs sticking out of my copy) there are many profound insights that are worth the price of the book. Here are a few of the topics that stood out to me:
1. A deep, balanced view of how money relates to happiness
2. Human behavior and psychology's role in making investment decisions
3. Risk defined in terms of achieving financial goals

A lot of ground is covered in this book and some parts probably need a bit more (or less) unpacked, but as I said, the gems you find along the way will be worth it.

4.5 stars ... rounded up to 5.
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