Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing by Joel TillinghastBig Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing by Joel Tillinghast

Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing

byJoel Tillinghast

Hardcover | August 15, 2017

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Investors are tempted daily with misinformation. They make lucky bets that breed false confidence, and their high-stakes gambles can take an emotional toll. How can anyone stay focused in such a volatile profession?

In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast urges investors to act cautiously and follow five primary steps to successful investing: (1) know yourself; (2) make decisions based on your own knowledge; (3) select trustworthy and capable colleagues and collaborators; (4) avoid businesses that seem destined to fail; and (5) always search for bargains. Patience and methodical planning will pay far greater dividends than rash, bold investments. Through sensible instruction, Tillinghast teaches readers how to ask the right questions in any investing situation and think objectively and generatively about portfolio management.

Joel Tillinghast is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and thirty-six-year veteran of the investments industry. He has been the manager of the Fidelity® Low-Priced Stock Fund since 1989.
Title:Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter InvestingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.1 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231175701

ISBN - 13:9780231175708

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great job illustrating investing biases I found the book a little dry, but Tillinghast does do a good job of explaining investing biases using examples he's come across. He clearly knows his stuff, and I feel like I'm a better investor for having read the book.
Date published: 2018-04-21

Editorial Reviews

Tillinghast provides a very useful checklist of the required due diligence of investments, the tenets of value investing, the need to more carefully understand the culture and rule of law of foreign countries before investing in them, and how to stay within your circle of competence.