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The Investing Revolutionaries: How the World's Greatest Investors Take on Wall Street and Win in Any Market Hardcover – April 24, 2009
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You can keep playing Wall Street’s game―or you can make your own rules
“Whiddon has done it again! He has added to the Short-List-of-Really-Good-Books-on-Investing. An easy read, [this book] introduces us to the real heroes of investing. The Investing Revolutionaries belongs on your investing bookshelf with Bernstein, Bogle, Solin, and Tobias.”
―Scott Burns, Universal Press Syndicate
“A great collection of interviews. The most respected names in the financial services industry have talked to Jim and answered investors’ most frequently asked questions.”
―Bob McTeer, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
“The money managers that tell you they can ‘beat the market’ are the tyrants of Wall Street. Here’s a straight-talking yet powerful guide to growing your wealth through passive stock market investing.”
―Marvin Zonis, professor emeritus, booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago
“A colorful collection of interviews and conversations with today’s leading economic players. Whiddon and Knotts have enhanced the discussion that Americans must have in order to create real change.”
―Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
About the Author
James N. Whiddon is founder and CEO of JWA Financial Group, Inc., and a popular host of a syndicated talk radio show. He has been named repeatedly one of the fastest growing Aggie Business Leaders and one of Dallas’s Best Financial Planners, and his firm has been named a “Wealth Master” by Bloomberg Wealth Manager five years running. Whiddon is also a well-known source of financial planning and money management wisdom among viewers of CNBC, CNN Money, and Investment News, as well as readers of The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Financial Advisor.
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Now, I am not a money guy so when this book showed up on my table I cringed at the prospect of reading it. But I have to say that this book is no mere dry, archaic tome on investing. Instead, it is part lesson on human nature, part an American apologia, along with a guide to investing principles that everyone should know. This book has some timely advice and is written in a straight forward, understandable way and goes some way toward taking out the alchemic mysteries from the world of investing.
Each interview is uplifting and makes one optimistic about America and our economic system. For instance, author Whiddon spoke with Dinesh D'Souza whose enthusiasm for America is almost infectious:
"...I keep hearing people say 'the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer.' But when I actually looked at American living standards over the past generation -- let's say from World War II, or even 1980 -- what you see is that the rich getting richer, and the poor also get richer, although not at the same pace. So, yes, inequality does rise, but it's rising because more people from the middle class are moving up. So economically, yes. I think the optimist is always right."
Actually, just about every interview in the book is an infectious, upbeat celebration of America' system. It all amounts to an admonition against capitalism bashers and an affirmation that money, wealth, and acquisition is good because it is the tide that raises all boats.
I urge seasoned investors and novice alike to read this book.