Routines and Orgies

Routines and Orgies

The Life of Peter Cundill, Financial Genius, Philosopher, Philanthropist, and Philanderer

eBook - 2014
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Peter Cundill (1938-2011) was highly regarded as one of the greatest value investors of his time, but he was also a teacher and mentor who was generous with his knowledge and shared the wealth of his experience with many aspiring investors. He was taken with Aldous Huxley's words that the "rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies," and spent his life shaking off the quotidian tasks that dulled thought and striving for the excitement of new experiences.Supported by four decades of Cundill's meticulously kept daily journals, which are intimate, frank, self-admonishing, and confessional, Routines and Orgies covers all aspects of what Cundill referred to as his "wonderful life" - commercial, artistic, romantic, and adventurous. As he would have wished, the exposure of his investment approach has been carefully continued in this biography by close friend and confidant Christopher Risso-Gill, who initially explored Cundill's professional life in There's Always Something to Do. Routines and Orgies acquaints the reader with a generous and complex man. Spanning over seventy years, and covering most corners of the globe, it is a tale of hard-won professional development and extraordinary challenges faced and survived. Although not meant to be an investment manual, those seeking perspective from an expert mind in finance will find a great deal in its pages.
The biography of value investor Peter Cundill - marathon runner, world-traveler, philosopher, cultural enthusiast, and playboy.

Publisher: Montréal, Québec :, McGill-Queen's University Press,, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780773596870
9780773544727
9780773596887
Characteristics: 1 online resource (443 pages) : illustrations, photographs

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