The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Gardner , Tom Gardner
Narrator: David Gardner , Tom Gardner
Genres: Business & Economics, Finance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: March 2000
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Online and off, David and Tom Gardner have demonstrated that Fools and their money are not soon parted. They have taught millions how to get started investing Foolishly, coming at you through their Web site (www.fool.com), their syndicated newspaper column, and their national radio show.

The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers contains two wholly original investment approaches. David's approach, investing in Rule Breakers, focuses on upstart businesses that take their industries by storm, breaking all the conventions of their industries and changing the rules of the game. Recent Rule-Breaking examples are companies such as America Online or Starbucks. David lays out the attributes that all Rule Breakers share as he helps investors prepare to harpoon the next big fish.

Tom's section lays out the principles shared by all Rule Makers, stocks that offer the opportunity to reap royal returns over long periods of time. Historically, Rule Makers such as Coca-Cola, General Electric, Microsoft, Intel, and the Gap have whomped on the stock market averages for years and years. Tom puts his mouth where his money is, guiding you toward finding and understanding Rule Makers.

Thus, this latest Motley Fool audiobook is a stockpicking guide that teaches you how to locate the best investments available in today's public markets: the Rule Breakers and the Rule Makers. You can make a lot of money investing in either, but those who buy Rule Breakers and hold them all the way through Rule Maker status will make the most money of all. This audiobook is practical, rewarding, very funny, and, above all, revolutionary.

Reviews (1)

Not Worth Renting Now

Written by Anonymous from Windermere, FL on June 27th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was written pre-Internet bubble burst. While their value advice is good, it's hard to take serious when the other portion of the book touts Amazon and other internet high-flyers. In fact, it criticizes people who "just don't get [the internet]." I would suggest a more timely rendition or another investment book.

Author Details

Author Details

Gardner, David

"David Gardner, a native of Washington, D.C., graduated as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988.

With many ideas, no regrets, and a solid handle on fifth grade math, he founded The Motley Fool as a humble printed newsletter in July 1993 with his brother Tom. In 1994, they set their sights on Fool.com, The Motley Fool's website. Today, the Fool has grown into an international multi-media network offering financial solutions to millions of individuals worldwide seeking to make better financial decisions and improve their overall quality of life.

Tom and David have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens. They also oversee The Motley Fool's nationally syndicated newspaper column, which appears weekly in more than 250 papers, pen their monthly investing newsletter David and Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Stock Advisor, and host The Motley Fool Radio Show, which airs nationally on more than 100 NPR member stations. David appears frequently in the media and as a featured speaker across the country.

David serves as co-chairman of the board of The Motley Fool. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, following Tar Heels basketball, and reminding younger brother Tom that, though he is older, he has more hair."

Gardner, Tom

"Tom Gardner doesn't mind it when people call him a Fool to his face. In fact, he encourages it.

Tom graduated with an honors degree in English and creative writing from Brown University, and has been formally trained in just about everything but finance. In 1994, he set sights with brother David on Fool.com, The Motley Fool's website. Today, the Fool has grown into an international multi-media network offering financial solutions to millions of individuals worldwide seeking to make better financial decisions and improve their overall quality of life.

Tom is the lead analyst and director of Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Hidden Gems newsletter. Tom and David have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens. They also oversee The Motley Fool's nationally syndicated newspaper column, which appears weekly in more than 250 papers, pen their monthly investing newsletter David and Tom Gardner's Motley Fool Stock Advisor, and host The Motley Fool Radio Show, which airs nationally on more than 100 NPR member stations. He appears frequently in the media and has been a featured speaker across the nation, with audiences ranging from 10 (Quad Cities, Iowa) to 10,000 (… la Tony Robbins).

Tom serves as co-chairman of the board of The Motley Fool."