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TTU119: The Secret to becoming Richer, Wiser, Happier ft. William Green
29th December 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:43:27

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“Deferred gratification must be a master principle. In a world where people are focused on short-term pleasures, it becomes an enormous competitive advantage if you can shift to deferred gratification.”

What if there was one or two things that, above all, the best investors of all time have in common? Would you be interested to know what this is? Our special guest today, William Green, has written about this in his new book, called ‘Richer, Wiser, Happier’, where he draws upon his past interviews with over forty of the most successful investors of all time, to find out some of the ingredients that made them stand out. These elite group include Sir John Templeton, Charlie Munger, Howard Marks, Jack Bogle, Ed Thorp, and Joel Greenblatt. Join us as we uncover what it takes to be a truly successful investor, the benefits of deferred gratification, why being humble can lead to solid long-term returns, and the beauty of combining ‘man and machine’ to create a profitable, systematic approach to the markets.

Thank you for listening and please welcome to the show, our guest, William Green.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • The connection between philosophy and investing
  • Richard’s new book, ‘Richer, Wiser, Happier’
  • The secrets behind the successful business model of Costco and Amazon
  • The benefits of deferred gratification
“I’m writing about the people who I think are operating on many different levels. They’ve got the external aspects of investing down, they’re thinking intelligently about how to make money, but they also are thinking very deeply about this inner game of what constitutes an actually successful and abundant life.”
  • Why Ray Dalio likes to combine ‘man & machine’ and use systematic approaches
  • Why being humble can lead to great long-term returns
  • How to invest for the long-term, in a short-term world
  • The ingredients that made some of the most famous investors of all-time so reputable

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“There is something very profound going on with systematic investors. There is a tension there, between smart individuals who understand some fundamental principles and are willing to go against the crowd, and the brute power of harnessing machines and eliminating emotion.”