The Investment Answer A How To from a Dying Man
“You go through an initial period of sadness, but then you realize, ‘Okay, I can’t do anything about it, so let’s just make the most of what we have,’” Murray said. “I could have a great, quality six months, or I could take the risk with the chemo, the radiation, and all these other drugs they throw in you, but it might actually make things worse.”
One of the main goals of the book is to demystify investing, to take it back from the whiz kids on Wall Street. The investment book is his offering of atonement, if not for his sins, then perhaps for the sins of the Street.
“I wanted to feel good about what I had done, because you go back to the mid-to-late 70′s, Wall Street performed a function that was actually good for Main Street… match investors who need to raise money with investors who have money,” Murray said.
Mr. Murray could have easily basked in self pity but instead decided to try to help people in his final months. Talk about earning your wings.
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