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The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide to Picking… (1998)

by David Gardner, Tom Gardner

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This book blows. I made it through the rule breakers section and couldn't continue. I'm prepare to believe that the Fools have written better books for the novice investor, but this one wasn't it. The investment philosophy they espouse seems to be "invest in companies which will make a lot of money". Alright. Thanks for the tip, guys.
  BrianFannin | May 31, 2013 |
Companies can be loosely classified as potential rule breakers, until they die or become tweeners, at which time they either die or become rule makers. ( )
  jpsnow | May 26, 2008 |
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This book is dedicated to everyone who call him or herself a


now or in the future,
on this planet or any other.

And in particular, we dedicate this book
to all those who have already tapped into
the Motley Fool
and helped to answer someone else's question
on our message boards.

Every one of those answers strikes a blow for freedom.
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This book closes out a trilogy of investment works that begins with You Have More Than You Think and then progresses to The Motley Fool Investment Guide. (A Note from the Gardners)
In the character of King Henry V, William Shakespeare gave to world literature one of its brightest military heroes. (Foreword: O, for a Muse of Fire)
This is a book about rules-how they are made and how they are broken. (Introduction)
As Charles Darwin did before him, the celebrated Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has made much ado-has filled whole books, actually-about one of our society's common misconceptions regarding evolutionary theory. (Chapter One)
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For the past eight years, the U.S. stock market has been on a bull run the likes of which few have ever seen, making and breaking records almost every quarter. And for the last four of those years, David and Tom Gardner's self-described market-crushing stock portfolios have made the market's own incredible performance pale by comparison. In their third book, The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers, the brothers reveal the methodology behind their stock-picking success, which is impressive. The Rule Breaker Portfolio (formerly known as the Fool Portfolio on their Web site) has risen some 650 percent since its inception in 1994, thanks to stocks such as America Online, McAfee, and Wal-Mart, while the Rule Maker Portfolio (formerly known as the Cash King Portfolio) has risen 440 percent on the backs of investments in Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and Intel. Fans of the Motley Fool, who with luck have prospered from the Gardners' timely advice, will no doubt love Rule Breakers, Rule Makers. The book is written in their usual humorous and self-congratulatory style--not only educational, but often aimed at making the pros on Wall Street wince, as they should. However, if you're new to the Motley Fool or to stock picking in general, you may do well by first considering one of their earlier books, You Have More Than You Think and The Motley Fool Investment Guide.

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