Principles

Principles Ray Dalio

Background

Principles is a book written by Ray Dalio. He is a successful investor who found Bridgewater. After he is being successful, he would like to help others to achieve successfulness. Hence, he published his book, Principles.

Setting

The story of Ray Dalio is mainly in US, around 1950’s to 2010’s. He has a strong background in finance industry and was being successful in his early life but because of a life crash, we went broke. However, this life crash was also a life change for him. He noticed that there is a big lesson for him to learn, in order to, enrich his own principles to guide himself to be successful in a solid and systemic way.

Theme

The book is presented in 3 parts. Part 1 is about the story of Ray Dalio. Then, Part 2 is about life principles and Part 3 is about work principles. Part 2 and Part 3 are well structured in a way that lists out the title of the principle and following with explanation. And then, sub-principle and sub-sub-principles if there are any. The principles are covering quite a lot of different aspect in life and work, such as information gathering and filtering, planning, decision making and looking for talented persons.

Genre

The book is classified as Mindset & Self Development in my blog.

Authors

Jeremy Miller is an investment analyst for a leading New York-based mutual fund company. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the financial industry, having served in various capacities in equity sales and research at several of the world’s largest investment banks. This is his first book. Warren Buffett is a business magnate and the most successful investor of the twentieth century. He is the CEO and largest shareholder of the multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and often ranked among the wealthiest people in the world.

Review

I am interested in this book because it is recommended by one of my friends who is running clinics. He said to me that it gives him numbers of ideas on how to improve his business. Hence, I buy this book, “Principles”, and hopefully I can learn something from it.

Some background on Ray Dalio, he is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds.

This book is a very interesting, informative and well structured book.

It consists of 3 main parts:

  1. Story of Ray Dalio
  2. Ray Dalio’s Life Principles
  3. Ray Dalio’s Work Principles

First off, I enjoy reading Ray Dalio’s story the most because it gives you ideas on how to apply his principles. Second, the 2 Principles, Life Principles and Work Principles are well structured that it comes with title and explanation. Very easy to read but at the same time, very informative.

I highly recommend this book to person who wants have solid structure on his own life.

If you have any question, feel free to email me at admin@stanleyip.com. I will try my best to answer your.

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