Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

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Wiley, Aug 29, 2003 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
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Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1958. The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."
Warren Buffet

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This is the classic - standard - book on investing. It is a testament to the definitive treatment investing receives here that this book, written in the mid-1940s, is still considered to be one of the ... Read full review

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Philip Fisher does not have the following of Ben Graham, Warren Buffett, or Peter Lynch, but there is nevertheless a lot of wisdom about the investment process to savor and digest in this small volume ... Read full review

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PHILIP A. FISHER began his career as a securities analyst in 1928, and founded Fisher & Company, an investment counseling business, in 1931. He is known as one of the pioneers of modern investment theory.

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