“To be frank, it’s not
excellent! I mean it. For two
First, the style. It's really a pleasure to read.
Very easy, even for a non-native English speaker.
The exact word is: Fluent. It flows. Nothing stops
the reading (except my work!).
I appreciate the metaphors, the analogies and
the stories you tell: it makes the subject interesting,
even to a non-initiate in finance.
I also like the link you create between the habits,
beliefs, behaviors of Soros and Buffett, and their
childhood, their lives. It makes the story very
human instead of what it could have been: coldly
Second, the content. The subject and the analyses
are very interesting. It’s surprising to discover
that Soros’ and Buffet’s beliefs and strategies
are often opposite to the common ones. It gives
a new meaning to things we all have experienced.
I have, like many people, made some small investments.
In reading the book I could easily make links
with my own experience; getting a new understanding
of mistakes that I made ...and that I could have
An unexpected effect is that it gave me the desire
to go back to investing (I gave up everything
2 years ago after the crash).
Another unexpected effect is that I transposed
some of the beliefs and habits to my business
— and made some dramatic improvements!”