We had the great pleasure of speaking with renowned author William Green one day prior to the official publication of his book, Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life.
The book draws on hundreds of hours of interviews William has conducted over the last 25 years with many legendary investors, including Sir John Templeton, Charlie Munger, Jack Bogle, Peter Lynch, Bill Miller, Joel Greenblatt, and Howard Marks. William’s goal in writing the book was to share the most valuable lessons he has learned from these remarkable investors, not only about how to build resilient wealth, but about how to think better and live more wisely.
John’s note: “My apologies that the first few minutes of the conversation are missing due to human error (read: I forgot to click ‘record’). Nonetheless, I hope you will enjoy the tremendous wisdom William has gathered in countless interviews and is sharing so generously with all of us in the MOI Global community.”
Replay this LIVE conversation (recorded on April 19, 2021):
A transcript will be shared with members soon.
About the author:
William Green is the author of Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, April 2021).
Over the last quarter of a century, he has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success. He’s written extensively about investing for many publications and has been interviewed about the greatest investors for magazines, newspapers, podcasts, radio, and television. He has also given many talks about the lessons we can learn from the most successful investors, not only about how to invest but about how to improve our thinking.
Green has written for many leading publications in the US and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Observer, The (London) Spectator, The (London) Independent Magazine, and The Economist. He has reported in places as diverse as China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the US, Mexico, England, France, Monaco, Poland, Italy, and Russia. He has interviewed presidents and prime ministers, inventors, criminals, prize-winning authors, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless billionaires.
While living in London, Green edited the European, Middle Eastern, and African editions of Time. Before that, he lived in Hong Kong, where he edited the Asian edition of Time during a period in which it won many awards.
Green has collaborated on several books as a ghostwriter, co-author, or editor. One of them became a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller in 2017. He also worked closely with a renowned hedge fund manager, Guy Spier, helping him to write his much-praised 2014 memoir, The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment. Green also wrote and edited The Great Minds of Investing, which features short profiles of 33 renowned investors, along with stunning portraits created by Michael O’Brien, one of America’s preeminent photographers.
Born and raised in London, Green was educated at Eton College, studied English literature at Oxford University, and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York with his wife, Lauren, and their children, Henry and Madeleine.
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