Top critical review
A real disappointment
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 10, 2011
I saw this book advertised in the Wall Street Journal and downloaded a sample. I was very impressed with what I saw in the introduction. The author promised to show how to develop effective strategies on investing in the face of calamities and disasters. He promised that he would not just recommend individual stocks, because that would cause the book to become dated quickly.
So, based on this promise, I paid my money and got the entire book. Apparently, who ever wrote the intro never really read the book. Worse yet, if the author of the book also wrote the intro, he forgot what he promised. At any rate, after promising not to just recommend individual stocks, he does just that. Worse yet, he continually recommends a small group of his favorites. There is a lot of verbiage on creating baskets of stock but no details on how to do that.
What put me over the top was his adamant defense of global warming. Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant. To create an investment strategy that discounts the possibility that global warming will not pan out is risky. To recommend an investment strategy that does not allow for the possibility that the tide will turn is irresponsible.
This book was a great disappointment to me, and I suggest you not waste your money buying it, or your time reading it. The author does not deliver serious investment strategy as he promised.