For anyone seriously interested in investment, this book is essential reading. I recommend it strongly. -- Lord Hanson
The single most powerful influence on the business scene.....Jim Slater has refined, honed and distilled his investment thoughts into a book that is vintage Slater: innovative, imaginative, original and fresh with sophisticated investment methods made to seem simple and glaringly obvious - if only you'd thought of them before. -- Ivan Fallon, Sunday Times
This book is an essential building block for understanding investment. -- Sir James Goldsmith
About the Author
Jim Slater trained as an accountant. He first became interested in investment in the sixties, while a director at a British Leyland subsidiary. After publicising his methods via a column in the Sunday Times, he launched the investment conglomerate Slater Walker, which he chaired until 1973. The company was known for its aggressive acquisitions in every area from banking to property. It collapsed in the 1973-4 recession, leaving Slater bankrupt to the tune of about £4m in today's money. He fought his way back to prosperity through private property deals and writing for small investors. In 1990, he published his main work, The Zulu Principle. This popularised the use of a financial ratio devised in America, known as the PEG, or Price:Earnings Growth Ratio. He has since devised a monthly publication called Company REFS (Really Essential Financial Statistics), which helps investors to apply his system by listing PEGs and other key ratios and information on all UK companies. Now living in Surrey, but far from retired, Slater is still very active in educating investors through his books and lectures. He is also a major shareholder in a variety of small companies, and puts a good deal of money into charitable causes and sports sponsorships.
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