List Price: $29.95 Details
Save: $14.36 (48%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
How to return the item?
FREE delivery Tuesday, October 26 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Monday, October 25. Order within 8 hrs 39 mins
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
$$15.59 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$15.59
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2022
For the 2021 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2022
The Most Important Thing ... has been added to your Cart
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Friday, October 29 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery October 26 - 28
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Excellent condition. Covers/pages are absolutely crisp and clean. Tight binding. 100% GUARANTEE! Shipped with delivery confirmation, if you're not satisfied with purchase please return item for full refund
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$12.02
+ $3.50 shipping
Sold by: gasparsales2
Sold by: gasparsales2
(5362 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$15.52
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: SharehouseGoods
Sold by: SharehouseGoods
(28333 ratings)
97% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
$11.54
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Becker Inc.
Sold by: Becker Inc.
(6210 ratings)
98% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) Hardcover – January 15, 2013

4.6 out of 5 stars 591 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$15.59
$11.54 $5.12
Digital
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Enhance your purchase


Celebrate Halloween with these spooky picks

Frequently bought together

  • The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing)
  • +
  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.: The Definitive Book on Value Investing
  • +
  • Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read. I always learn something, and that goes double for his book. -- Praise for The Most Important Thing, Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

If you take an exceptional talent and have them obsess about value investing for several decades―including deep thinking about its very essence with written analysis along the way― you may come up with a book as useful to value investors as this one. But don't count on it. -- Praise for The Most Important Thing, Jeremy Grantham, Cofounder and Chief Investment Strategist, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo

A clear and expert resource for all investors. -- Praise for The Most Important ThingKirkus Reviews

Veteran value-investing manager Howard Marks draws on pithy memos he wrote to clients over the years to dispense insightful advice on everything from risk taking to the role of luck. -- Praise for The Most Important ThingMoney Magazine

The original is great, but if you're willing to spend a bit more money (eBook is $9.99), this new version does have a little more meat to it. ― My Money Blog

I recommend this book to all who aspire after value investing. ― Aleph Blog / Money Science

This new edition does the nearly impossible; it takes an already classic text and makes it an even more indispensable tool for investors! ― FocusInvestor.com

Ultimately The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor is an outstanding read. I'll be referring back to it often. I'd say it's a must-have for every value investor. ― Seeking Alpha

Enlightening and well detailed. ― Midwest Book Review

Warren Buffett calls Howard Marks’ The Most Important Thing Illuminated 'that rarity, a useful book.' And as a researcher with a library of a couple hundred books myself, I couldn’t agree more....This is a book I recommend you keep on your desk. -- Charles Sizemore ― Forbes.com Moneybuilder Blog

Marks' The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks's wisdome is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors. ― Value Walk Blog

About the Author

Howard Marks is chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm with seventy-five billion dollars under management. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the Wharton School and an MBA in accounting and marketing from the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor.

Bruce C. Greenwald holds the Robert Heilbrunn Professorship of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and is the academic director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. He is the coauthor of The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies.

Audible Holiday Deal
Save 46% on your first 4 months. Get this deal

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Columbia Business School Publishing; Signed Edition (January 15, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 248 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0231162847
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0231162845
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 591 ratings

About the authors

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
591 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
51 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2013
Verified Purchase
103 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2016
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Robert Vanden Berghe
4.0 out of 5 stars This book deserves to be recommended on the same level as Benjamin Graham's "The Intelligent ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Klum
1.0 out of 5 stars nothing you cant quickly google
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 24, 2020
Verified Purchase
Phillip Clayton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Broccoli
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Why has it taken me 20 years to read this?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 17, 2016
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Christina9689
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay,but not in depth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2019
Verified Purchase