The Abnormal Returns book is a year old (and hopefully still relevant)
- April 17th, 2013
A year ago today my book Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere debuted. Writing and publicizing the book was a great experience. I am grateful to those in the media and blogosphere who saw fit to either host me during my “blog tour” or those who took the time to write a review. You can find a lists of both of these below.
Most of all I am thankful to everyone who spent their hard-earned money on the book.* I hope that it has been worth your time and money. A year in I am still citing things I wrote in the book in blog posts. Just yesterday I quoted myself in a post I wrote about taking a “news diet.” Hopefully this demonstrates that some of the ideas I discuss in the book are still relevant today. The book may not have burned up the bestseller charts, but I will take that as a moral victory.
*A year in now you can get a hardback copy of the book from sellers on Amazon at a deep discount.
A Blog Tour recap:
April 2nd: I was a guest on the most recent episode of The Disciplined Investor podcast with Andrew Horowitz. (The Disciplined Investor)
May 2nd: We recently did a Q&A focused on lesson for young investors. (Finance Addict)
May 2nd: Four pointers from the Abnormal Returns blog. (Brighter Life)
May 3rd: The blog tour goes global with a stop for a Q&A in Sweden. (Smarta Investeringar)
May 4th: Five good questions with Tadas Viskanta. (Abnormal Returns)
May 14th: A guest post from me on why value investing works. (Old School Value)
May 21st: An excerpt from Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere on what men can learn from women about investing. (FT Alphaville)
May 25th: On the importance of compounding experience, not just interest along the way. (The Reformed Broker)
May 31st: Investing is hard and then there’s gold. (Apmex)
June 6th: I talked with Jeremy Glaser about importance of having a rigorous investment plan. (Morningstar)
December 19th: Here is why you shouldn’t buy my book. (Insider Monkey)
Some notable reviews:
@condoroptions: “Tadas @abnormalreturns: the book is accessible and clear and a great read.” (Twitter)
What if some one wrote an owner’s manual for the financial markets? (Reformed Broker)
The self-organizing nature of the blogosphere and a book review. (The Psy-Fi Blog)
The Abnormal Returns book should be “a core holding in an investing library.” (Reading the Markets)
Ten insights from Abnormal Returns – The Book. (Ivanhoff Capital)
David Merkel gave a nice review to the Abnormal Returns book. (Aleph Blog)
Stefan, “Abnormal Returns is easy to read and Tadas has an ability to explain even relatively complex concepts in a understandable way. “ (Smarta Investeringar)
A nice (short) review of the Abnormal Returns book. (AAII Journal)
The Abnormal Returns book showed up on this impressive reading list. (Roy Christopher)
Three books that will make you a better investor. (Insider Monkey)
A nice look at the Abnormal Returns book en Español. (Expansion)
Heidi Moore mentioned the Abnormal Returns book among the “Must Read Wall Street books for Summer 2012.” (Marketplace)
A nice review of the Abnormal Returns book. (Canadian Couch Potato)
The Abnormal Returns book is “A great book is effective for readers at many levels.” (A Dash of Insight)
IndependentInvestor.info says about the book: “In a clear and direct fashion, without excessive detail, he covers all the basics of the field of investing.” (Independent Investor)
Gregg Jahnke at Investing 501 writes “Even more important than any part of the book, is the trust I gained in the author’s approach to complex issues.”
Ben Carlson ranks Abnormal Returns as one of the “best books I’ve read in 2013.” (A Wealth of Common Sense)
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