A Child’s Perspective of Odds On
Many great discoveries are made by accident, and it turns out that Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor is great for kids. Having one of the few advanced reader copies and curious to get some get a child’s perspective, I gently encouraged my 12-year-old daughter, Kathryn, to read it. She certainly enjoys reading, but business books are not her usual fare. While the rest of the family was watching Peyton Manning win Super Bowl 50, Kathryn was making deposits into her financial memory bank.
The next morning, while driving carpool, I asked her if she was enjoying the book. To my amazement, she had already completed it! To quote Kathryn: “I have a better understanding of what investing is…the old way is based on guessing and the new way is based on evidence.” While stated simply, it’s a powerful message that she’s sure to remember.