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Read By: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781508243250

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

175

Longest Chapter Length:

69:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:31 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

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Publisher Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.

In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.

Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

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"FASCINATING. This is a breath-taking, fully-loaded, immensely articulated book, with life wisdom captured in a methodological/logical fashion. Every chapter counts. A text-book for a principled way of living a meaningful life. Can't wait for the next book of Ray! Indeed, we are lucky to have Ray that decided to capture his life-wisdom in such a principled fashion and share it with us."

— Hussein Naseraldin (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Significant…The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.”

    — New York Times
  • “If there was an ‘it’ book for businesses or careers in 2017, it was Ray Dalio’s Principles…Part memoir, part strategic plan, Dalio uses his own history to provide suggestions on attaining success while always stressing the power of individuality and personal goals.”

    — Chicago Tribune
  • “Dalio’s radical approach to leadership, business, and life will transform how you think about all three.”

    — Michael Martin, CEO of technology company Rapid SOS
  • Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in Principles.” —Bill Gates

  • I absolutely loved this book. It’s beautifully written and filled with such wisdom.” —Arianna Huffington

  • I found it to be truly extraordinary. Every page is full of so many principles of distinction and insights—and I love how Ray incorporates his history and his life in such an elegant way.” —Tony Robbins

  • Ray Dalio’s market acumen is legendary, but it was creating and living by a set of principles that allowed him to reach the top. Everyone with goals and dreams can learn from Ray’s approach.” —Michael Bloomberg

  • It’s important and instructive to share what you’ve learned in life with others, and Ray does this in an interesting and provocative way in this compelling work.” —Jamie Dimon

  • Among a handful of philosopher-investors known not only for moneymaking prowess but also for their distinctive take on life.” —The Wall Street Journal

  • What makes Dalio compelling is not just his track record but the way he goes about making money, and the rigorous analysis he applies to understanding markets, organizations, the economy, and life.” —Fortune

Awards

  • A CNBC Pick of 7 Books That Execs Say Everyone Should Read
  • A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Organizational Learning
  • Winner of the 2018 Axiom Business Book Award

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    " I was to surprise that most of the book was focused on what Ray Dalio had accomplished in his life. I guess it reinforced what he was stating. There is some very good information in the book, but it would have much better with a lot less bragging on his part. "

    — GAV, 7/23/2020
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About the Authors

Ray Dalio is an award-winning author and the founder and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, which, over the last forty years, has become the largest and best performing hedge fund in the world. He has appeared on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, as well as the Bloomberg Markets list of the fifty most influential people.

Jeremy Bobb is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an accomplished actor whose film credits include The Knick, Godless, Mosaic, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He has performed in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Is He Dead? and Cactus Flower.