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Book Review: 'The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor'
Published on Jun 20, 2011

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Book Review
Title: "The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor"
Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing, 2011; 200 pages; $29.95

This is a do-it-yourself, consumer-education-and-empowerment-oriented media age. There is a constant flow of simplifying, demystifying tips and how-to guides for those looking to take more control over their personal finances. For some subjects, that makes sense.

But while there is certainly a market for books that break some complex money matters down to eighth-grade level, the fact is that other topics simply cannot be rendered so simple, in good faith.

This is the premise of Howard Marks' new book, "The Most Important Thin