Rule #1

  • by Phil Town
  • Narrated by Marc Cashman
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before I became "Phil Town, teacher of investing principles to more than 500,000 people a year", I was a lot like you: someone who viewed individual stock investing as way too hard to do successfully. As a guy who barely made a living as a river guide, I considered the whole process pretty impenetrable, and I was convinced that to do it right you had to make it a full-time job. Me, I was more interested in having full-time fun. In this book I'll show you how I turned $1,000 into $1 million in only five years, and then proceeded to make many millions more. I came to investing as a person who wasn't great at math, possessed zero extra cash, and wanted a life, not an extra three hours of work to do every day. Fortunately, I was introduced to The Rule. Rule #1, as famed investor Warren Buffett will tell you, is don't lose money. Through an intriguing process that I'll clarify in this book, not losing money results in making more money than you ever imagined. What it comes down to is buying shares of companies only when the numbers, and the intangibles, are on your side. If that sounds too good to be true, it's because the mind-set I'll be introducing you to leads not to bets but to certainties. Believe me, if there were anything genius-level about this, I'd still be a river guide collecting unemployment much of the year. What I won't waste your time with is fluff: a lot of vague parables reminding you of what you already know and leaving you exactly where you started. This is the real deal, folks: a start-to-finish, one-baby-step-at-a-time approach that will allow you to retire 10 years sooner than you planned, with more creature comforts than you ever imagined.

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What the Critics Say

"Town's ability to break down that philosophy into a detailed, step-by-step program that can be understood by any reader with basic math skills is unique....Will leave readers feeling empowered and ready to manage their money themselves." (Publishers Weekly)

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waste of time and money

waste of time and money. There isn't much else to add. I would not recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about investing money.
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- Kindle Customer "Nic Castle"

I learnt a lot

I've been looking at starting to invest and I found this book a good starting point, it has a decent amount of things to teach.
This book is aimed more at the American listener with some of the terms used but still very valuable.
I will definitely listen again and will buy the hard copy as a reference guide
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- lee hudson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape