Book Review: "Unshakeable"

What's my rating for "Unshakeable"?

I gave the book a 4 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

Tony Robbins writes books that sell. Not only because of his name and reputation, but because of his conversational writing style. And who can argue with the insights he shares in this book when they’re based on interviews with over fifty “masters of the financial universe” such as Bogle, Buffett and Graham?

[T]he best investors are obsessed with avoiding losses. Why? Because they understand a simple but profound fact: the more money you lose, the harder it is to get back to where you started.
— Tony Robbins, "Unshakeable", p. 97

Most investment books are long, dry and overly complicated for most fledgeling investors, not to mention their more seasoned counterparts. Unfortunately, complexity can easily cloud fundamentals. This is not the case in this book. The reader gets the straight goods: the basic information needed to be successful and the reasons why the information represents sound advice.

“Unshakeable” includes the same fundamental information as Robbins' previous book “MONEY: Master the Game” but in a quarter of the volume

The one major thing I did not appreciate in this book was being sold repeatedly the idea that I should use the services of the wealth management firm he is associated with.

Overview of contents:  the book is organized in three sections:

  1. The rule book on wealth that addresses market uncertainty and the fear of crashes, along with the real impact fees have on our returns and what we can do about it
  2. How to select investments and how to diversify in a way that insulates us from market volatility and risk
  3. How to overcome our tendencies to become our own worst enemy when it comes to building and protecting our wealth

To find out more about the book and my thoughts about it, read my full review here.

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