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There's Always Something To Do: The Peter Cundill Investment Approach


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  • 4 weeks later...

Just finished reading this fine addition to the Graham & Dodd margin of safety library.

Peter's journal of 'Buying a Dollar for Forty Cents' is now available at both Amazon and Overstock.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Theres-Always-Something-Do-Investment/dp/0773538631/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/Theres-Always-Something-to-Do-Paperback/5595689/product.html

 

 

Cheers

JEast

 

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  • 7 months later...

Sanjeev,

 

I finally got around to reading the book about Peter Cundill and wanted to thank you for the recommendation.  I really enjoyed learning more about him and the contacts that he made over the years.  I thought Prem's foreword was nice too. 

 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it yet.

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Actually a very poorly written book. Disappointing and very limited value.

 

I'm a book publisher, and I disagree. It's a good straightforward account of his business life with lots of examples of his investing and explanations of why he made his decisions. 

 

There is always room for improvement from an editor's eye.  But, what more could a value investor want?  A book with literary style?!  Or perhaps more coverage of personal shortcomings a la Alice S. ?

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Actually a very poorly written book. Disappointing and very limited value.

 

I'm a book publisher, and I disagree. It's a good straightforward account of his business life with lots of examples of his investing and explanations of why he made his decisions. 

 

There is always room for improvement from an editor's eye.  But, what more could a value investor want?  A book with literary style?!  Or perhaps more coverage of personal shortcomings a la Alice S. ?

 

I agree.  I thought it was a terrific book.  I suppose I can see why someone might not have thought it was the most wonderful book ever, but I completely disagree that it was poorly written and of limited value. 

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Thanks for the update on this book.  By using a coupon I just bought a digital copy at a further 35% discount from Kobo (my total cost was $8.45 including GST).  Various coupon codes can be found by thumbing through the pages in this thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115233&page=25

 

I did something I said to myself I wouldn't do and bought a Kobo Vox (my wife took over my wifi Kobo some time ago) - starting to really enjoy it.  Definitely eink is better for reading but Kobo Vox is great for reading various stuff on the net + reading books, etc.  Incidentally an ad version of the Kobo Touch (eink) will soon be availabe in the US market for $99 (ads are only seen on the screen when the device is turned off or asleep).

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57323845-1/kobo-unveils-$99-ad-supported-e-reader/

 

Kobo might still sound like small potatoes to many -- but they are actually aligning themselves well to be #1 globally - and this has been further strengthened by the company being acquired by Rakuten (referred to as 'the Amazon of Japan' by the media):

http://business.financialpost.com/2011/11/08/torontos-kobo-acquired-by-japanese-firm-rakuten-for-315-million/

http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/09/the-engadget-interview-kobos-michael-serbinis/&category=classic&postPage=1

 

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