Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind. But while Hagstrom's model of the market as a complex, irrational and ultimately human emanation is provocative, the book is most successful as an educational manifesto.--Praise for the first edition, New York Times
Highly recommended as a supplementary resource especially for anyone considering a career in finance, or direct personal management of their own investments.--Midwest Book Review
Recommended reading for anyone who invests, as well as students of finance and business, for its fresh perspective on the dynamics of the market.--Library Journal (starred review)
opens the reader's mind to ideas that may well lead to valuabl;e insights about the financial markets.--Martin S. Fridson "Financial Analysts Journal "
Successful investing requires hard work and mental acuity. Investing: The Last Liberal Art allows you to approach the task with a full set of power tools instead of a simple screwdriver. Robert Hagstrom masterfully makes the case for a multi-disciplinary approach and then equips you with a dazzling array of ideas from essential fields of study. I wish I could have read this book 25 years ago.--Michael Mauboussin, Author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places and The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing
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