As an avid reader and equally devoted investor, I try to read as many investment or financial books as I am able. When nothing new on the book shelves at the local book store has caught my attention, I will often re-read the volumes that enjoy a prominent place in my office. Yes, that includes re-reading the treasures, such as "The Intelligent Investor" and "Security Analysis." I will vouch that they are actually better each time you read them.
Last year, I found myself wandering through a local Half-Priced Books, an independent bookseller that is one of the few bookstores to remain in business, and found a copy of a book entitled, "Value Investing with the Masters." written by Kirk Kazanjian. Anxious to get it home and sit on the couch to begin reading, I found myself thoroughly disappointed and placed it on my shelf, mostly unread. Recently, I decided to browse through my books and begin to re-read several of them, when I came across this book. I decided to give it a second chance. While still disappointed, I urged myself to complete the reading of the book and to find some lessons that I could take from each chapter where the author had interviewed many of the investing greats. Continue Reading »