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Well-read, well rounded individuals tend to make more successful investors. About a decade ago, I read 'Investing: The Last Liberal Art' by Robert Hagstrom, who argues that well-read, well rounded individuals tend to make more successful investors. That gave me all the excuses I needed – for a few years, I binged on books that had very little to do with investing. Now, years later, I’m convinced those experiences – Zola, Dawkins, Nabokov, Hitchens – made me a better investor. There’s a widespread belief that to be good at anything, you have to specialise. Society is ridden with people that know a lot about very little. There aren’t many that relish knowing a little about a lot and fewer still that can make a living from what the academics call a cross-disciplinary approach. Successful investors are, in my view, an exception. You don’t need to be a qualified accountant to be a high-performing investor...I’m living proof that elementary maths is enough to get by. Read full article: (VIEW LINK)


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