Who Was Benjamin Graham


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“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.”
Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham’s most famous student

“Who was Benjamin Graham, and why should you listen to him?  Graham was not only one of the greatest investors who ever lived, he was also the greatest practical investment thinker of all time. Before Graham, money managers behaved much like a medieval guild, guided largely by superstition, guesswork and arcane rituals. Graham’s Security Analysis was the textbook that transformed this musty circle into a modern profession. And The Intelligent Investor is the best book ever to describe, for individual investors, the emotional framework and analytical tools that are necessary to financial success…”
– A Note About Benjamin Graham by Jason Zweig
…from The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel .(Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials) Rev Sub Edition

{Benjamin Graham} was a British-born American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the father of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book Security Analysis. Graham had many disciples in his lifetime, a number of whom went on to become successful investors themselves. Graham’s most well-known disciples include Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss, among others. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of them, Buffett and Kahn, named their sons Howard Graham Buffett and Thomas Graham Kahn after him. Graham also taught at the UCLA Anderson School of Management…”


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