There are some very special people who seem to possess an exceptional talent for acquiring wealth. It occurred to me that there are many other people, yet to make their big break-through, who would enjoy reading succinct analyses of the techniques used by the greatest investors to see if there are lessons they could absorb which would allow them to perform better than the average. I was thus motivated to investigate the investment approaches of nine great investors such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Sir John Templeton and George Soros, asking questions such as: How did these people come to be so successful? What strategies have they used to make their fortunes? Can the ‘ordinary’ investor really draw on their techniques?

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