“This book is brilliant. I wish I had thought of it myself.” —Jim Rogers, investor, and author of Investment Biker
“An Asian wise man used to ask the Deity in his prayers to spare him from living in an uninteresting era. But Jones won’t allow it. He makes the reader a copilot on a journey through the 1920s, the 1990s, and points in between, unfolding the sagas of twenty-five fascinating companies that were among the great stock picks of their day. Readily accessible and highly recommended.” —Dr. Michael J. Boskin, professor of economics and senior fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University, and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
“Today a lot of people think they should murder their brokers, but my advice is don’t. You can stay out of jail and make a lot of money by learning from the greatest stocks of the last century and by heeding this advice for your future investments.” —Dominick Dunne, author of Justice
“This timely book proves that very few American corporations of any size, any quality, any management dominate for an indefinite period of time. Ultimately market events, consumer needs, and technological changes take over. The only certain thing in life is change. And Jones shows the investor how to recognize that change in order to recognize a portfolio gain. Read this and reap.” —Gerald Tsai, Jr., president, Tsai Management
“Read this book and let Randy Jones’s spellbinding business stories create a happy ending for your portfolio.”—Todd Buchholz, economist, managing director of Enso Capital Management and author of New Ideas from Dead Economists
From the Hardcover edition.