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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings Paperback – Aug 21 2003
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"...written by American Investment genius.... We are delighted to have the opportunity to reproduce an extract from this classic, recently reissued..." (Financial Director, November 2003)
"...these updated classics are packed with investment wisdom..." (What Investment, November 2003)
From the Back Cover
"You will find lots of jewels in these pages that may do as much for you as they have for me."
from the Introduction by Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes columnist
Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's finance professionals, but are also regarded by many as gospel. He recorded these philosophies in Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, a book considered invaluable reading when it was first published in 1958, and a must-read today.
Acclaim for Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...When I met him, I was impressed by the man as by his ideas. A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."
"Little known to the public, rarely interviewed and accepting few clients, Philip Fisher is nevertheless read and studied by most thoughtful investment professionals . . . everyone will profit from ponderingas Warren Buffett has donethe investment principles Fisher espouses."
James W. Michaels Editor, Forbes
"My own copy [of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits] has underlinings and marginal thoughts throughout."
John Train author of Dance of the Money Bees
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So, because it's not a very enjoyable read and because the scuttlebutt method is almost impossible to apply as a small investor, I cannot give it more than 3 stars. I will read all the books I've already read at least two more times before I'll read this one again. In my opinion, for a small investor, it's not a "Top 10" book. You can find all the "basics" behind the thinking of Philip Fisher on the internet without having to read this book.
Finally, if you decide to read it, do yourself a favor and don't read the 40 pages intros (yes, 40 pages of intros) by his son Kenneth L. Fisher.
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