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Investing: The Last Liberal Art 2ed

by Robert Hagstrom Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780231160100
Format:
Hbk 216 pages
Price:
AU$67.99 NZ$69.56
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Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies.

In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger’s famous “latticework of mental models” concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and new chapters on mathematics and history and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book.

Preface
1. A Latticework of Mental Models
2. Physics
3. Biology
4. Sociology
5. Psychology
6. Philosophy
7. Literature
8. Mathematics
9. Decision Making
Reading List of St. John's College
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

opens the reader's mind to ideas that may well lead to valuabl;e insights about the financial markets.
Robert G. Hagstrom is chief investment strategist and managing director for Legg Mason Investment Counsel. He is the author of multiple investment books including Investing: The Last Liberal Art, 2nd Edition (Columbia University Press, 2013) and the New York Times best-selling The Warren Buffett Way (Wiley).