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Liberty:
Distant Force - George A. Roberts

The library doesn't have this one. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth buying... Who here has read it? Is the book readable and the info valuable? Or is it a terribly written book full of platitudes?


savant:
You can split the book into two parts (not literally but in your head) - one section being about technology and the influence that Teledyne had on this sphere. This part was less interesting to me and I basically sped through the techie sections. The other section is the part that talks about Mr. Singleton's brilliance with corporate finance and his thoughts around spin-offs, buybacks, having an insurance sub to provide funding to your other businesses in a downturn etc.

Liberty:

--- Quote from: savant on September 01, 2011, 10:02:45 PM ---You can split the book into two parts (not literally but in your head) - one section being about technology and the influence that Teledyne had on this sphere. This part was less interesting to me and I basically sped through the techie sections. The other section is the part that talks about Mr. Singleton's brilliance with corporate finance and his thoughts around spin-offs, buybacks, having an insurance sub to provide funding to your other businesses in a downturn etc.

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And what did you think of the second part?

savant:
Its good and I'm glad I have it in my library but that's because I'm a huge fan of Mr. Singleton's methods. There are quite a few other books that focus more on the financial / operational methods used by men of means to create wealth.

Ballinvarosig Investors:
Fast-forward to 41:24 for a synopsis on this book (kudos to you, manualofideas).

http://manualofideas.com/audio/henry_singleton_teledyne_by_manualofideas-dot-com.mp3

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