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I don’t know how many more times, or how many different ways to explain it to you. When you requested recommendations for finance books, I responded that I don’t believe the best way to learn finance, is to read more finance books. I feel the best way to learn finance, is from actual real world experiences that you gain by doing deals, making mistakes, and learning from your mistakes. There is no substitution for actual experience.
When I visit students at my alma mater, I always tell them not to overdo the books and theories, and only be book smart. I learned early that successful deal makers make deals not because they are book smart, or have read 1000 books on finance, or have an encyclopedic knowledge of finance theorems, and textbook solutions. Successful deal makers make deals because of relationship building skills, people skills, problem solving skills, listening skills, and understand human nature enough to know what is important to the other party, work to give that party what they want, and when they do that enough, they get what they want.
I also understand that many important life decisions, are not always logical, but emotional. That’s why I told you not to waste your time writing a book about human logic. Understand human emotion and how to leverage it to your advantage, and you will get far better results, than trying to appeal to a person, logically.
I’m trying to steer you in the right direction, based on my experiences. There was a time when I focused too much on being book smart. It wasn’t until my mentors help me see what deal making is really about, before I refocused on the right things. Remember the Roy Williams quote. Do you want to be the smart one, or the wise one?