Brian Portnoy

From complex to simple in money and beyond.

The Geometry of Wealth
SKU: 978-0857196712

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How does money figure into a happy life? The Geometry of Wealth delivers an inspired answer, building on the critical distinction between being rich and being wealthy. While one is an unsatisfying treadmill, the other is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life, however one chooses to define that. Truly viewed, wealth is funded contentment. With this groundbreaking perspective, readers take a journey toward wealth, informed by disciplines ranging from ancient history to modern neuroscience. True wealth is achievable for many - including those who despair it is out of reach - but only in the context of a life in which purpose and practice are thoughtfully calibrated.
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The Investor's Paradox
SKU: 978-1137278487

Investors are in a jam. Unpredictable markets, a volatile world economy, and a bewildering number of investment choices create a dangerous landscape for individual and institutional investors alike. To meet this challenge, The Investor's Paradox helps us make the right choices -- and avoid the wrong ones. Doing so, however, is not based on market savvy, but by confronting our own subconscious biases and behavioral quirks. A paradox we all face is the natural desire for more choice in our lives, yet the more we have, the less satisfied we become – whether we're at the grocery store, choosing doctors, or flipping through hundreds of TV channels. So, too, with investing, where literally tens of thousands of choices can overwhelm. Hence "the investor's paradox": We crave abundant investment choices to conquer tricky markets, yet with greater flexibility, the more overwhelmed and less empowered we become. Written in accessible, jargon-free language, the book offers not only practical tools for investment success but also a message of empowerment for investors drowning in possibility.

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