proficient at investing you have to work hard. It’s as simple as that. There’s
no getting around it. I have found that the best investors read everything that
they can get their hands on. They like to turn over the rocks and “peel the
onion” so to speak. They read investment (and non-business) books by the
handful, scour several newspapers per day and routinely analyze the financial filings
of hundreds of companies consistently. Of course, having a good mind helps too
– but nothing replaces reading. Even the most successful investors of all time such
as Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch and John Bogle were voracious readers. They (or
you) should never stop learning!
Folks ask us
all the time what are our favorite investment books. We thought that the list below
may be of interest to you and/or your children:
We are big GoT fans. With the hit TV show returning to HBO for its final season, we couldn’t resist drawing some parallels between what we see in our finance world and the personalities of some of the main characters from the show. Hope you enjoy!
Daenerys Targaryen: Daenerys would undoubtedly be a “Unicorn Investor.” In the investing
world, a Unicorn is a private company worth upwards of $1 billion with the potential to change the world. Think
Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, Snapchat, and Pinterest. I mean – she’s the Mother of
Dragons for crying out loud! Daenerys had the power to change the world, and she captured the hearts and minds of both
allies and enemies alike WHILE ruthlessly destroying her competition. Her
views of the world and vigorous drive to succeed resemble the same motivations
of some of these visionary CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. She stopped
at nothing to achieve her dreams. Investing in Unicorn companies would satisfy
this need if Daenerys were an investor rather than a queen trying to conquer
the Seven Kingdoms!