Great Pages: Peter Lynch on The Mayans and "Penultimate Preparedness"

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat ever so slightly, taking a bit of a second page from Peter Lynch’s classic One Up on Wall Street. But trust us, it’s worth it to see Lynch compare stock market machinations to Mayan mythology.

Taken from One Up on Wall Street (Penguin Books, 1989)

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