"If you have never worked on a small and effective team, you will never know what you are missing. Once you do, you will never want to work alone again. It's an elusive goal worth pursuing. It is what I live for."
"I really like this alternate perspective. It matches up with a lot of other authors at the moment who are encouraging the randomness as a reason rather than the reasons people make up. This book is a must read so that you may consider all sides of an issue."
"I like the analogy of picking up pennies in front of a steam roller. It underscores the requirement of going for positive 20/80's rather just linear returns. A black swan is a negative 20/80 or an 80/20. All these topics merge into one for me. Getting the most out of life."
"One of the first business books I read two or three dozen years ago when the first version was out. I have used it many times to systematize and think systemically about operations. Of course it is available in Audible!"
"Einstein is one of my heroes, not for his intelligence but for his thought experiments--his intelligence about intelligence. He was willing to question everything, include long held dogmas from Newton about the constancy of time so that he could reconcile the constancy of the speed of light. Must read."
"I am an investor and I have made money with the practices this books preaches. The difference between this book and something like fisher's is that this book is very specific on how to value invest. It's worth reading, setting up a spreadsheet and running a couple hundred companies through. I made back my money's worth of time in spades."
"Ben gets the blame for this one. It is the first book that started me on my reading rampage over the last year or two which has run into the hundreds of books--all Audible, that is. If this isn't preaching the 20/80, I don't know what is..."
"Simple truth, set up your automatic savings plan and it won't be long before you have a little to invest. That's the point, save so you can invest. The automatic method really does work. I've lived it."
"I really don't like the author-promotion of this book, but talk about taking some ideas and turning them on their head! Abortion is the reason for the reduction in crime in NYC! Sometimes you got to read to broaden your mind, this will do the trick."
"I am not totally built to be a value investor, but I have used and will continue to use the concept. You must invest as part of life, better run down some of the most valuable methods. Here you go. This one doesn't show on Amazon as available in Audible, but I do have a version on Audible, of course..."
"What a great book, but do read with an eye to the wind as if Taleb is right, these people are as much a product of randomness as anything! Wow, what a cool contrasting thought. Nonetheless. Your occupation, your mate, your habits regarding saving and spending will have an effect on your wealth."
"Good advice on how to select a mate from a financial perspective! He or she is both a lover and a partner--a business partner that is. It is a matter of finding the right culture or value fit. More advice is needed on this topic."