Life and Work

Auteur: Ray Dalio
  • Engels
  • 9781508243243
  • september 2017
  • 592 pagina's
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Ray Dalio

Raymond Dalio (born August 8, 1949) is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds. As of January 2018, he is one of the world's 100 wealthiest people, according to Bloomberg.

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving. -The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business-and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency. It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio-who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood-that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he's learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book's hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of radical truth and radical transparency, include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating baseball cards for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they're seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both the Steve Jobs of investing and the philosopher king of the financial universe (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you'll find in the conventional business press.


What makes Dalio compelling is not just his track record but the way he goes about making money, and the rigorous analysis he applies to understanding markets, organizations, the economy, and life. -Fortune Among a handful of philosopher-investors known not only for moneymaking prowess but also for their distinctive take on life. -The Wall Street Journal Ray brings unique analytic insights about how to think about complex issues. His Principles is a must read. It's a gift to all of us. -Steve Schwarzman Principles had a profound positive impact on my leadership style-through living more honestly. -Reed Hastings It's the book I wish I had as a young entrepreneur, stressing over not knowing what I didn't know. Principles offers a bible to the greatest skill an entrepreneur can have, the ability to Learn How to Learn in any situation. Read it. -Mark Cuban I highly, highly recommend this book. It has already changed how I think about making decisions in my life and in my business. -Tim Ferriss The billionaire investor has created the strongest culture I've ever seen in an organization-one that prizes radical transparency over politics and meritocracy over democracy. In his long-awaited book, he describes the systems that he has designed to shape meaningful work, meaningful relationships, and the world's most successful hedge fund. -Adam Grant I was surprisingly moved by it. I found it to be remarkably engaging. It made me think about life and how we all deal with each other in pretty profound ways. And Mr. Dalio's own story about how he came to these principles is fascinating. -Andrew Ross Sorkin It's important and instructive to share what you've learned in life with others, and Ray does this in an interesting and provocative way in this compelling work. -Jamie Dimon Ray Dalio's market acumen is legendary, but it was creating and living by a set of principles that allowed him to reach the top. Everyone with goals and dreams can learn from Ray's approach. -Michael Bloomberg I found it to be truly extraordinary. Every page is full of so many principles of distinction and insights-and I love how Ray incorporates his history and his life in such an elegant way. -Tony Robbins I absolutely loved this book. It's beautifully written and filled with such wisdom. -Arianna Huffington Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in Principles. -Bill Gates If there was an it' book for businesses or careers in 2017, it was Ray Dalio's Principles. The book, weighing in at nearly 600 pages, begins with the author's own story, including the rise of Bridgewater Associates, Dalio's highly successful investment firm. Part memoir, part strategic plan, Dalio uses his own history to provide suggestions on attaining success while always stressing the power of individuality and personal goals. This isn't just a book for the power elite. Dalio's highly detailed game plan focuses on what he calls radical' truths and transparencies, and are applicable to the careers of powerful CEOs, ladder-climbing executives, longtime grunts, and fresh-faced rookies. -Chicago Tribune Winner of the Axiom Business Book Award for 2018 Mr. Dalio has long been an object of fascination. . . . His new book is more significant than the original list of principles: It is part memoir, part how-to guide. It is a deeply personal story, with Mr. Dalio wading into how he started his firm in 1975, internal conflicts inside the company, and strife early on in his career. The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving. . . . Underneath what may seem like a clinical, emotionless approach is something different and far more poignant: Mr. Dalio is preaching for individuals to have a sense of humility and introspection, an ability to open themselves to appreciate pointed criticism and use it to improve. -The New York Times

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  • Bovenal héél veel praktisch nut
    • Toegankelijk
    • Praktisch
    • Compleet
    • Inspirerend
    • zeer goed gestructureerd
    • nog geen vertaling beschikbaar
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    De titel suggereert een zoveelste filosofisch boek over succes. En dat is het ook. Tegelijkertijd heb ik zelden een boek gelezen met zoveel praktische adviezen. Het lijkt wel een concrete (en tot in het kleinste detail soms) manual voor ondernemers en voor managers. Dit geldt dan vooral voor het deel Work Principles.
    Dalio geeft een heel eigen kijk en verschilt duidelijk van veel "succesauteurs" die dikwijls elkaars inhouden herkauwen. Deze keer is de inhoud gebaseerd op een echt gebeurde realiteit in een keiharde financiële wereld waarbij de inzichten van Dalio stelselmatig zijn opgebouwd gedurende 40 jaar. En hij heeft dit ook bijzonder goed en overzichtelijk gestructureerd.
    Zonder twijfel beste boek in jaren (en ik lees er heel veel) en zijn investering dubbel en dik waard. Wat zeg ik: het duizendvoudige. En wacht niet op de Nederlandstalige versie. Het Engels van Dalio is vlot leesbaar.

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    • Toegankelijk
    • Praktisch
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    • Inspirerend
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    Veel inzichten verkregen en veel geleerd. Dit is een must voor mensen die een leidinggevende positie hebben met veel macht.

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