Author Topic: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio  (Read 1992 times)


  • Bristles
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Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:37:03 AM »
I know this isn't the investment-centered book (that is the future book in this 2 part series) but I've found the peek into Bridgewater and Dalio's thinking pretty interesting so far. Any thoughts?


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 04:34:02 AM »
I'm almost finished reading this one, and I have a lot of highlights in my kindle from the middle section mostly.

Nothing particularly new in there but he does put it together well and he has a strong track record to prove the value of his advice and principles.
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  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 04:31:30 AM »
Working through this book now. It's tough to follow, because there are so many principles, each broken down into sub-principles. Reading straight through is useful, but I feel like one would really have to do some work with this book to get the  most out of it. Re-reading, notes, some reflection. Heck, this should be a semester long class instead of a book. After finishing, I'm probably going to go back many times to summarize and apply what he's written.


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Re: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 09:40:00 AM »
I loved this book. Especially his discussions of the economic machine, risk-parity investing and the "All-Weather" portfolio.

The principles have also been useful for other business decisions.

Probably the most useful takeaway for me has been that I am actually taking time to write principles down from my own life, which has been excellent for reflection and confidence in future decisions.