Robert Hagstrom on Investing: The Last Liberal Art

Lunch and Learn Series

Robert Hagstrom on <i>Investing: The Last Liberal Art</i>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Investment Counsel into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies.

In Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone.

Talk will be followed by book signing. $5 tickets may be purchased online or at the door and include Museum admission. Members admitted free. Feel free to bring your lunch.

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