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Geoff Gannon audio podcasts

I think I figured out that I'm not really a listener; instead, I am really a reader. I don't know if I covered it in this blog but the great management thinker, Peter Drucker, suggested that some people learn by listening while others learn by reading. I think I know where I stand. I think I absorb way more information through reading than listening. I started commuting to work by car and I was investigating whether audio broadcasts in the car was something worth pursuing and I doesn't think I absorbed much. I was listening to the audio edition of The Economist (requires subscription) and the audio edition was great—highly recommended if you are a listener type and into macro-oriented stuff—but I just don't learn much through listening. My mind just doesn't concentrate on the speech, even if I'm in slow, stop & go, traffic.

Having said all that, I do listen to audio as a break from reading. Some of you may have already encountered it but for those that haven't, I want to recommend Geoff Gannon's audio podcasts. They are apparently being sponsored by GuruFocus and Gannon has 9 broadcasts so far.

Geoff Gannon is an investor who pretty much has the value investing framework nailed (another guy I'm impressed with is Saj Karsan.) This doesn't necessarily mean you will be successful in investing but it does mean that you are headed in the right direction (at least for value investors.) Staying true to his knitting, it is obvious that Gannon is pretty good at financial statement analysis.

There are 9 audio broadcasts that you can access from the GuruFocus site or from the iTunes site here. Some of the broadcasts and short and to the point, while others are more insightful and deeper. I think the broadcasts are likely to be helpful to anyone who is between a beginner to an intermdiate investor.

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1 Response to Geoff Gannon audio podcasts

Andrew Meyer
March 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Interesting, thanks.  Narrative stories (novels, historical fiction, etc.) are great in audio format as are the SuperStar teachers courses (http://www.teach12.com), which present ideas in sort of a story form at the 101 level.  However, I think you're right, something that requires focused attention and going back to reread something is terribly difficult with an audio book.

Love your blog,

Andy

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