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Invest Like a Guru

by Charlie Tian, Ph.D. Founder, GuruFocus.com

ISBN: 978-1-119-36236-4
224 pages
April 2017

Adopt the investment strategy that built Warren Buffett's fortune


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Invest Like a Guru provides an invaluable resource for high-quality-focused value investing, with expert insight and practical tools for implementation. Written by the man behind GuruFocus.com, this book expands on the site's value strategies and research tools to provide a primer for those exploring pathways to higher returns at lower risk. The book begins with an insightful explanation of high-quality-focused value investing concepts, then quickly moves into practical, detailed guidance on analysis, valuation, key factors, and risks to avoid. Case studies demonstrate real-world application of various analysis methods, and the discussion walks you through important calculations using real examples.


Author Charlie Tian draws upon his own experiences and lessons learned to provide true insight on high-quality-focused value investing as a strategy, providing both reference and expert advice in this singularly useful guide.


Warren Buffett once said, "I would rather buy good companies at fair prices than buy fair companies at good prices." That's how he built his fortune, and his method is what we now call high-quality-focused value investing. This book shows you how to determine what constitutes "good companies" and "fair prices," with practical tools for real-world application.


  • Learn the principles and concepts of high-quality-focused value investing
  • Understand the analysis process and valuation of prospective investments
  • Avoid the value traps that can trigger permanent losses
  • Study clear examples of key ratios and calculations


We can't all become the next Warren Buffett, but we can boost returns while reducing risk using the right investment strategy. High-quality-focused value investing provides a path to profit, and Invest Like a Guru is the one-of-a-kind guidebook for getting on track.


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Praise for the Book


"Charlie Tian has provided in Invest Like a Guru a valued checklist that derives from lessons from a lifetime spent observing great investors at work. Dr. Tian provides tools that show how paying fair prices for businesses capable of reinvestment at high rates of return over time provides tax-advantaged, long-term compound investment returns. "


- Thomas A. Russo, Managing Member, Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC.


Invest Like a Guru is a valuable resource for any aspiring stock picker, and an engaging read for novice and seasoned investors alike. Charlie Tian skillfully dissects the methods of legends like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, as well as those of lesser-known but equally successful figures.”


- Scott Fearon, author of Dead Companies Walking: How A Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places.


"If you want to invest like a guru - read this book. It is full of insights and reminders of dos and dont’s."


-Vitaliy N. Katsenelson, CIO of Investment Management Associates Inc., author of Little Book of Sideways Markets.


"Dr. Tian has read everything the best value investors have written and packaged this sage wisdom in Invest Like a Guru. Aspiring value investors should read it! "


-Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D., CEO Alpha Architect and co-author of ​Quantitative Value


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