Reading the books every investor should read, so you don’t have to. Host, Mike Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research at Fisher Investments (and chronic bibliophile) cuts through today’s information deluge to talk with authors from a variety of fields about their most influential books. From artificial intelligence with Melanie Mitchell, to behavioral finance with Meir Statman; Mike breaks down complicated concepts that impact the choices investors make, to help every investor become a well-read investor.
We open with a bang in our first episode, a wide-ranging discussion with Professor Meir Statman. Meir is one of the true originals of behavioral finance—really a legend in the field. This discussion though, broadens across Meir’s career, with particular emphasis on his popular book, “Finance for Normal People”—an accessible yet jam packed work covering a career’s worth of findings in behavioral finance and economics.
For my part, the value of Meir’s work has always been in the humanity he brings to finance, you can hear it in his voice alone—and it’s part of what made this interview such a joy to do. Ultimately, the exploration of your own self and the psychology of others, is well worth the time in the quest to be a better person and better investor.