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  • Investment Book Club On Seeking Alpha Instablog 12 comments
    Nov 1, 2013 1:37 PM | about stocks: LBTYA, LINTA, LMCA, BRK.A, BRK.B, TER, GHC, GD

    On December 1, I plan to start a monthly online book club for Seeking Alpha readers and writers, hosted on my Instablog. I am open to reading suggestions in the comment section below. But, to get things going, the first book, The Outsiders, is one of my favorites, a book that I wrote about in a previous article, and can be bought here in preparation for next month's discussion. It was the subject of a funny situation in which Warren Buffett had recommended it to friends, who confused the book with an earlier and unrelated work of fiction with the same name. Buffett is not a big fiction reader and they thought he was going soft in old age. Reassuringly, the name was a mere coincidence. The truth is that this is a highly interesting and useful book about a number of the great leaders of 20th century business. Please consider joining me in reading this book and discussing it next month. I hope for lively discussions and will make an effort to include the authors in the months ahead.

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  • Of all the activities one could do while waiting for a greater investment opportunity set to come, this has to be one of the most fruitful.
    1 Nov 2013, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I think that I can buy books for free, net of money that I don't lose in the capital markets while reading, because reading keeps me out of mischief when I don't have anything that I should be doing. One of my problems is that once I'm done my good ideas, I tend to start right in on my bad ones if I don't have something else to do.
    1 Nov 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • Pony Boy investing.....that's funny. Sounds interesting.

     

    Best,

     

    D
    1 Nov 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • Chris, I officially hate you. I have no spare time and now you've added another "MUST-DO" to my schedule? shame... I guess I'll have to double down on the coffee and x out the sleep.

     

    All that to say, count me in!
    1 Nov 2013, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » A majority of the people with opinions I value are similarly cranky, caffeine addled, and sleep deprived, so you are welcome and included, Terrier Investing.
    1 Nov 2013, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • Great idea Chris. The Outsiders was recommended to me by a friend and fellow investor. I read it a few months ago. I'll look forward to following your discussion here and hope I can add some insight as well. In fact, now that you brought it up, I may even start re-reading it again. I too like to stay out of mischief! ;)
    1 Nov 2013, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Excellent. Welcome and I look forward to your thoughts next month. Please come armed with your views on The Outsiders in terms of its merits as a book but also in terms of its merits as a tool -- what you got out of it and how it has been useful to you as an investor.
    1 Nov 2013, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Good news: the author agreed to join us for the conversation next month, so please be ready with incisive questions.
    1 Nov 2013, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • I'm in! Looking forward to it, thanks!
    6 Nov 2013, 08:12 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Great. -C
    6 Nov 2013, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • Let's do it for Johnny man!

     

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm in also.
    6 Nov 2013, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • I have followed your advice and read The Outsiders. Great book! Looking forward to your next book tip.
    25 Nov 2013, 08:48 AM Reply Like
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