William Green

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Award-winning, Globally Recognized Financial Journalist Who Has Interviewed the World’s Most Influential and Successful Investors, Political Leaders and CEOs; The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Bestselling Co-author; Author, “Richer, Wiser, Happier” (April 2021)

Biography

William Green is the author of “Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life” (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, April 2021).

Over the last quarter of a century, he has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in-depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success. He’s written extensively about investing for many publications and has been interviewed about the greatest investors for magazines, newspapers, podcasts, radio, and television. He has also given many talks about the lessons we can learn from the most successful investors, not only about how to invest but about how to improve our thinking.

Green has written for many leading publications in the U.S. and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Observer, The (London) Spectator, The (London) Independent Magazine, and The Economist. He has reported in places as diverse as China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the U.S., Mexico, England, France, Monaco, Poland, Italy, and Russia. He has interviewed presidents and prime ministers, inventors, criminals, prize-winning authors, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless billionaires.

While living in London, Green edited the European, Middle Eastern, and African editions of Time. Before that, he lived in Hong Kong, where he edited the Asian edition of Time during a period in which it won many awards.

Green has collaborated on several books as a ghostwriter, co-author, or editor. One of them became a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller in 2017. He also worked closely with renowned hedge fund manager, Guy Spier, helping him write his much-praised 2014 memoir, “The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment.” Green also wrote and edited “The Great Minds of Investing” (FinanzBuch Verlag, May 2015), which features short profiles of 33 renowned investors, along with stunning portraits created by Michael O’Brien, one of America’s preeminent photographers.

Born and raised in London, Green was educated at Eton College, studied English Literature at Oxford University, and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

William Green is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®

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Richer, Wiser, Happier with William Green (Audio)

October 6, 2021

A Meeting of Great Minds (Video)

September 29, 2021

“Richer, Wiser, Happier” Author William Green Interviewed Dozens of the World’s Best Investors. He Breaks down the 6 Key Traits They Share and Gives Examples of Them in Action ($)

September 25, 2021

Lessons From The Best Investors In The World (Audio)

September 6, 2021

What We Can Learn From the World’s Greatest Investors (Audio)

August 10, 2021

Meet The Writers: William Green (Audio)

July 25, 2021

How The Best Investors Do It (Audio)

June 30, 2021

Investors' Not-So-Suprising Secrets for Wealth, Happiness

May 27, 2021

The Not-So-Suprising Secrets of Wealthy Investors

May 14, 2021

How to Win Big-Time at Investing—and Life!

May 7, 2021

Richer, Wiser, Happier' Author on Investing: 'There's a Tremendous Psychological Pressure'

May 1, 2021

Super Investors are Wired Slightly Differently From Most of Us: William Green

April 28, 2021

Wisdom From The World's Greatest Investors (Audio)

April 25, 2021

Famed Investor Bill Miller Is Roaring Back With Amazon, Bitcoin, and GM ($)

April 25, 2021

How To Be Richer, Wiser, and Happier with William Green (Audio)

April 21, 2021

A Top Fund Manager Is Worried About Speculative Excess. 2 Stocks He’s Willing to Bet On. ($)

April 15, 2021

How Growing Up With No Hot Water Shaped One of the World’s Greatest Investors ($)

April 15, 2021

Learning How to Invest From the Pros

April 8, 2021

Qualities That Make Great Investors: And, Mind You, They Aren't Hard to Imbibe

July 18, 2020

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Green, William

Biography

William Green is the author of “Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life” (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, April 2021).

Over the last quarter of a century, he has interviewed many of the world’s best investors, exploring in-depth the question of what qualities and insights enable them to achieve enduring success. He’s written extensively about investing for many publications and has been interviewed about the greatest investors for magazines, newspapers, podcasts, radio, and television. He has also given many talks about the lessons we can learn from the most successful investors, not only about how to invest but about how to improve our thinking.

Green has written for many leading publications in the U.S. and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, The New York Observer, The (London) Spectator, The (London) Independent Magazine, and The Economist. He has reported in places as diverse as China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the U.S., Mexico, England, France, Monaco, Poland, Italy, and Russia. He has interviewed presidents and prime ministers, inventors, criminals, prize-winning authors, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless billionaires.

While living in London, Green edited the European, Middle Eastern, and African editions of Time. Before that, he lived in Hong Kong, where he edited the Asian edition of Time during a period in which it won many awards.

Green has collaborated on several books as a ghostwriter, co-author, or editor. One of them became a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller in 2017. He also worked closely with renowned hedge fund manager, Guy Spier, helping him write his much-praised 2014 memoir, “The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment.” Green also wrote and edited “The Great Minds of Investing” (FinanzBuch Verlag, May 2015), which features short profiles of 33 renowned investors, along with stunning portraits created by Michael O’Brien, one of America’s preeminent photographers.

Born and raised in London, Green was educated at Eton College, studied English Literature at Oxford University, and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

William Green is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®

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Praise for “Richer, Wiser, Happier”

“SELDOM SINCE JOHN TRAIN’S GREAT THE MONEY MASTERS, PUBLISHED IN 1980, HAS A BOOK PULLED SO MANY COMPELLING IDEAS TOGETHER FROM SO MANY RENOWNED INVESTORS. Based on interviews with dozens of well-known money managers, including Jack Bogle, Peter Lynch, Charlie Munger and Sir John Templeton, ‘Richer, Wiser, Happier’ argues that good judgment is under continuous bombardment from Wall Street’s propaganda machine. The cardinal investment virtues of independence, patience, skepticism and self-control come more easily, argues Mr. Green, when you emulate someone who obviously possesses those same virtues. Then you can cultivate what Mr. Green calls ‘intentional disconnection,’ forming your own ideas away from the crowd. This takes work, and he shows how.”

— Jason Zweig, personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and editor of the revised edition of “The Intelligent Investor”

“MANY NUGGETS OF WISDOM….offers a smorgasbord of ideas from which you can pick and choose what works for you….Wise words.”

— Bethany McLean, Washington Post

“ENGAGING WRITING…Throughout the book [Green] underscores the central premise that originality is overrated when it comes to investing… ‘Nothing is more essential than our capacity to survive the most difficult times not only financially but emotionally.’”

— New York Times

“UNEXPECTEDLY ILLUMINATING…Those who finish this book will find, to their delight, that they’re smarter about much more than money.”

— Peter H. Diamandis, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers “Abundance” and “Bold”

“BREATHTAKING… This book not only teaches you how to invest, it teaches you how to think.”

— Rolf Dobelli, author of the million-copy bestseller “The Art of Thinking Clearly”

“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS I’VE EVER READ… If I’d had ‘Richer, Wiser, Happier’ when I started investing it would have saved me twenty years of reading and studying.”

— Phil Town, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Rule #1”

“BRILLIANT…packed with powerful insights from the world’s most successful investors…. Read Richer, Wiser, Happier and take its invaluable lessons to heart.”

— Tony Robbins, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Money: Master the Game”

“CAPTIVATING…offers pragmatic ideas to ponder, reflect on, and live by.”

— Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Emotional Intelligence”

“EXTRAORDINARY… a compelling meditation on ideas, and on the profound subjects of risk, resilience, and success.”

— Jon Gertner, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Idea Factory”

“WONDERFUL… a profound, eloquent, and much-needed call for a reassessment of how we build our portfolios and live our lives.”

— Stig Brodersen, Cofounder of The Investor’s Podcast Network and host of the podcast “We Study Billionaires”

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… a thoroughly engaging book that is brimming with unique insights into investing and life.”

— John Mihaljevic, Chairman of MOI Global and author of “The Manual of Ideas”

“SUPERB… does a wonderful job of showing how to consistently stack the odds in your favor, both in markets and life, by dramatically improving the way you think and reach decisions.”

— Annie Duke, professional poker champion and bestselling author of “Thinking in Bets” and “How to Decide”

Praise for The Great Minds of Investing”

“A rich and layered book–something readers will treasure for decades and return to again and again for inspiration and wisdom.”

– John Mihaljevic, Managing Editor, “The Manual of Ideas”

“William Green’s superb writing gives readers access to an abundance of talent and wisdom… This book should be admired first, and then studied seriously.”

– Ken Shubin Stein, professor of Advanced Investment Research at Columbia Business School

“This book needs to be on every serious investor’s bookshelf.”

– Guy Spier, Author of “The Education of a Value Investor”

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