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Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast. In today’s show, we discuss:
- All things investing, life, and philosophy with William Green, author of the fantastic Richer, Wiser, Happier
- William recently gave a wonderful Ted Talk, in which he discussed the ideas of simplicity, subtracting complexity, and avoiding stupidity
- Enjoy this wide ranging discussion with William, who is incredibly well-read, articulate, and funny.
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DAVE Alright, folks, welcome to Investing for Beginners Podcast. Today we are blessed to be joined by William Green again; he is the author of richer, wiser and happier, a fantastic book. And if you’ve not read this book, you need to go out and buy it now. Now now, it’s a fantastic book, about investing, about life, about philosophy, all kinds of great stuff. And it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. So William is joining us back in May to talk about the book.
And tonight we’re going to talk a little bit about other things. So we did a fantastic TED talk just recently, and I thought maybe we could explore some of the topics that he talked about in a TED talk because I think they’re kind of appropriate about life. And as we come towards the end of the year, this would be kind of a fantastic discussion.
So William, thank you very much, again, for joining us; we really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come to join us today.
WILLIAM Thanks so much. I’m delighted to be here with you.
DAVE So, I guess let’s talk about the TED Talk a little bit. So I guess a couple of questions, maybe some super easy ones to get out of the way. So as someone who’s never done one of these, you know, you talk for 1520 minutes. So is that something you have to prepare for? Or were these things that you just were so familiar with? It was easy because it came across as very natural and very easy.
WILLIAM As you asked me that I felt my legs tightening under my desk here of pain and stress. On top, buddy, I have to say that was one of the most stressful experiences of my entire life. Yeah, I prepared quite a lot for it. And I mean, look, I thought I’ll just be honest. So I’ve done a ton of podcast interviews and fireside chats and stuff. And I kind of love doing it. Because you can be very natural, you don’t really watch what you say. And it’s just a really nice conversation, this total delight to chat with you guys. But to do a speech where you actually have to prepare, and you have to go stand on a stage and talk for 18 minutes without notes is pretty terrifying.
And this was in the middle of COVID, sort of at a point where I can’t guess we’re always in the middle of COVID. But this was a permanent state of being in the middle of COVID. It was at a point where I hadn’t really been anywhere public very much. So I hadn’t been to a theater or a cinema or restaurant. And, and so I go speak in a theater in the bushes. And it’s a beautiful place. It’s, I think, was a Shakespeare and CO theatre. And so it’s the first time I’ve been in a really public place. But it was only allowed to be a third full because of the COVID regulations, and everyone’s got to wear a mask. [continue reading…]