A master class on investing featuring conversations with the biggest names in finance, from the legendary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, David M. Rubenstein.
What do the most successful investors have in common? David M. Rubenstein, cofounder of one of the world’s largest investment firms, has spent years interviewing the greatest investors in the world to discover the time-tested principles, hard-earned wisdom, and indispensable tools that guide their practice.
Rubenstein, who has spent more than three decades in the hypercompetitive world of private equity, now distills everything he’s learned about the art and craft of investing, from venture capital, real estate, private equity, hedge funds, to crypto, endowments, SPACs, ESG, and more.
-How did Stan Druckenmiller short the British pound in one trade for a profit of $1 billion dollars? -What made Sam Zell the smartest, toughest investor the world of real estate has ever seen? -How did Mike Novogratz make $250 million off crypto in one year? -How did Larry Fink build BlackRock from scratch into a firm that manages more than $10 trillion? -How did Mary Callahan Erdoes rise to the top of J.P. Morgan’s wealth management division to manage more than $4 trillion for individuals and families all over the world? -How did Seth Klarman perfect value investing to consistently deliver net returns of nearly 20 percent?
With unprecedented access to global leaders in finance, Rubenstein has assembled the most authoritative book of its kind. How to Invest reveals the thinking of the most successful investors in the world, many of whom rarely speak publicly. Whether you’re brand-new to investing or a seasoned professional, this book will transform the way you approach investing forever.
About the Author
David M. Rubenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead, The American Experiment, and The American Story. He is cofounder and cochairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the National Gallery of Art. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. The host of BloombergWealth with David Rubenstein on Bloomberg TV and The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC, area.
“Inspiring interviews… A levelheaded and helpful compendium of advice, devoid of hard sells or razzle-dazzle. . . The result is an excellent collection for readers interested in the world of investment.” —PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY
“David has been able to get a great many of America’s finest investors to open up about their lives and skills. A very worthwhile read for those interested in the world of investing.” —Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase
“I admire David’s ability to get so many great investors to reveal their backgrounds, failures, successes, and secrets to success.” —Indra Nooyi, former chair and CEO of PepsiCo
“While David Rubenstein is perhaps best known for his achievements in finance and philanthropy, he’s also a deeply curious conversationalist who never fails to draw interesting insights from fascinating people—in this case, lessons learned about the art and science of investing mixed in with the personal stories behind the big numbers.” —Bill Gates
"A compelling insider’s look at investing through the words of the most extraordinary investors." —Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and bestselling author of Hit Refresh
"Whether you are a novice investor or a seasoned pro, this book is brimming with valuable lessons from the legends of our time." —Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments and chairwoman of Starbucks