Bob Rodriguez is an investing superstar.

He was the manager of FPA Capital for 25 years until 2009.

And during that time, he more than doubled the return of the S&P 500.

While in graduate school, Charlie Munger — Warren Buffett’s business partner — visited Rodriguez’s class.

After Munger spoke, Rodriguez went over to him and asked:

“What can I do to make myself a better investor?”

Munger responded: “Read history, read history, read history.”

While markets may change, people’s actions don’t.

That’s why I really enjoy having guests on my podcast who write about history.

My guest today, Jeffrey Frank, wrote a book on Harry Truman’s presidency.

It’s called: The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953.

The decisions that Truman made during this period continue to shape our world today.

I guarantee you’ll learn a lot. I know I did!

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Charles Mizrahi

Charles Mizrahi

Founder, Real Talk