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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Collins Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781469059013
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We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. At its core, investing involves connection, exchange, and mutual benefit. Lately, however, the primary, beneficial function of investing has been overshadowed by ever-more mechanized iterations of finance. We have created funds of funds, securitizations of securitizations, and entire firms whose business is based on harvesting the advantage of microseconds of trading speed.

The Nature of Investing calls for a transformation of the investment process from the roots up. Drawing on the author’s twenty-plus years of leadership experience in top investment firms, the book connects real-world finance with the field of biomimicry. Citing real-life examples and discussing principles from the natural world, The Nature of Investing shows how we can create an investment framework that is different from the mechanized one currently employed.

Listeners will discover an approach that re-aligns investing with the world it was originally meant to serve—an approach that values resiliency over rigidity and elegant simplicity over synthetic complexity. This is the true nature of investing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nature is our ultimate teacher and a powerful source of wisdom and resilience. This book can help everyone bring that bounty to our financial lives.”

    Andrew Zolli, author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

  • The Nature of Investing is a quiet revolution, shimmering with insight about bees, sea slugs, and the ultimate ‘why’ of finance. In generous and uncannily wise prose, Collins reminds us that we are all investors, and that our time, effort, and yes, our money, can be a nutrient, perpetuating that which makes life worth living. As an experienced biomimic who is now eager to invest, I had an ah-ha on every page.”

    Janine Benyus, author, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature 

  • “Katherine Collins has done it! She turns modern portfolio theory on its head while explaining the nature of investments. A seasoned and highly successful portfolio manager, Katherine shares her insights with both a sense of humor and irrefutable logic, while knocking down many of Wall Street's sacred cows. By applying the laws of nature, particularly the wisdom of the honeybee, she opens the investor's mind to a whole new way of making money.”

    Amy Dominifounder, Domini Social Investments

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About the Author

Katherine Collins is the founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, dedicated to pollinating ideas in pursuit of optimal investment decision making. After a long and successful career as head of research and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, Katherine set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world, traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and studying biomimicry and the natural world as guides for investing in an integrated, regenerative way, beneficial to our communities and our planet. Katherine is author of The Nature of Investing, and her newest neighbors in Massachusetts are several thousand honeybees.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.