The world around us is changing pretty fast. Modern computers are becoming cheaper, faster and more intelligent than ever, which means they are ready to replace a large part of human workforce.
The day is not far when your work and skills will be threatened by artificial intelligence. To stay relevant, you need to ensure that you remain valuable to the society in a way which can’t be substituted by a robot.
And your only chance to remain valuable is by being a constant learner…a learning machine, as Charlie Munger says. In fact, he has been saying this for years –
I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.
The question is where do you start? There is so much to learn all around, and so little time.
Start with our latest special e-book – 28 Big Ideas on Investing, Business, Life, Behaviour, and Thinking.
28 Big Ideas… is a 70 page e-book where we have compiled excerpts from 28 book reviews done so far for our premium newsletter – Value Investing Almanack. These excerpts cover one big idea each from these books we have read and learned from over the past two years. And the big ideas we have covered here span a wide range of disciplines including investing, business, life, behaviour, thinking, and learning.
In fact, some books were so rich that we couldn’t help but extract more than one big idea from them. So as a bonus, you get not just 28 but more than 40 ideas from these books.
We have spent last 24 months reading these books, and the efforts were worth it given that we ourselves learned so much in the process.
Please note that the goal of sharing these excerpts is not to spoon feed you with the summary of the books. The authors of these amazing books have spent thousands of hours researching and brainstorming over the ideas. Reading a book review, containing few hundred words, can never be a replacement for the book itself.
If the review doesn’t sound interesting to you, perhaps it’s our inability to communicate the awesomeness of the book. Chances are that our untrained eyes have missed many other wonderful insights in the book which you will be able to spot easily. So not reading these books would be a mistake.
Reading a book summary is like trying to enjoy a delicious cake by sniffing it from a distance and imagining its flavour. The goal here is to prime you with few insights from the text so that you get a copy.
So here is our special ebook for you – 28 Big Ideas on Investing, Business, Life, Behaviour, and Thinking.
Happy reading and learning!
P.S. Please let us know your thoughts, feedback etc. on this ebook in the Comments section of this post. Thank you!
I am halfway through the book. It’s been great. Thank you for putting together a great book.
What a brilliant way to summarise some of the best books related to investing! You guys rock!
Ram Mohan J Rao says
Thanks for encapsulating wisdom from some great masters in such a crisp and easily readable manner. You are very generous sharing this wisdom – and all I can say is that people who share so generously, also would be showered with rewards.
Kulbir Lamba says
Sure this version too will be as good as earlier published
Vishal and Anshul,
I can’t thank you enough for passing on these summaries of somany great books by various Gurus. Best ever charity. Big salute to both of you.
sanjay jhunjhunwala says
Dear Vishal and Anshul
I have printed the e book and have kept the same in my living room. Hoping to get all in my family read and discuss – one “book” a day.
Thanks for the effort – cannot thank you enough. Regards
Can we please have a post on daily routine to become a better person, to get better health, and to get more time to read and attain wisdom and health.
For an investor with day job.
vinay satija says
Although I am subscribed to the Safal Niveshak Post, I am unable to download the “28 big ideas e-book”.