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592 pages, 2017

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New York Times Bestseller―Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed over the past forty years to help achieve success in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to improve their performance.

In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines.

The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his Cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams.

Embrace Reality and Deal with It

Ray Dalio emphasizes the importance of accepting reality as it is, not as we wish it to be. He suggests that by understanding and dealing with life as it truly is, we can make better decisions and achieve our goals.

Pain + Reflection = Progress

Dalio believes that pain and failure are not things to avoid but rather opportunities to learn and grow. By reflecting on our mistakes, we can find ways to improve and avoid repeating them in the future.

The Importance of Clear Goals

In 'Principles', Dalio highlights the importance of setting clear and specific goals. He argues that without a clear direction, it's easy to get lost and waste time on irrelevant tasks. So, set your goals and relentlessly pursue them.

Radical Transparency and Open-mindedness

Dalio encourages us to be radically transparent and open-minded. He believes that by being honest and open to different perspectives, we can make better decisions and build stronger relationships.

The Power of Principles

The book 'Principles' is all about the power of having strong principles. Dalio argues that principles act as a compass that guides us in our decision-making process. By having a set of strong principles, we can navigate through life's challenges more effectively.

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Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in 'Principles.'

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft Co-founder

'Principles' by Ray Dalio is a masterpiece of principles and wisdom that empowers the reader to achieve success.

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins - Motivational Speaker

Dalio's book 'Principles' offers unconventional principles that contributed to his unique success in finance.

Tim FerrissTim Ferriss - Entrepreneur, Author

'Principles' by Ray Dalio is a must-read. It's about the power of understanding our own principles and how to apply them.

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington - Huffington Post Founder

Ray Dalio's 'Principles' is a gift to all of us striving for success in life and work.

Marc BenioffMarc Benioff - Salesforce CEO
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