The Most Important Thing - Origins and Inspirations | Howard Marks | Talks at Google

Published 2015-03-29
Warren Buffett said "When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read." Howard is the Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. He is known in the investment community for his "Oaktree memos" to clients which detail investment strategies and insight into the economy. He treats investing as equal parts psychology and finance, and his book The Most Important Thing provides "uncommon sense for the thoughtful investor."

All Comments (21)
  • Gavin Lawson
    Excellent lecture, Howard Marks is almost as good a teacher as he is an investor.
  • heliowinter
    Thank you Google, for doing this for free and avaliable to everyone. AWESOME, Howard Marks is great!
  • Chia Wildy
    Warren Buffett said "When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read." This is exactly how I feel today. My best few hours spent in my lifetime.
  • Thanks to Google for these talks. Howard Marks' memos have many life lessons and teach more than just investing. His book "The Most Important Thing" is a must read for everyone.
  • Devrhoid Davis
    Definitely getting that book. I mean really look at the points. I have always heard about Howard but I am just now getting to his Investment Philosophy. I've been going through Joel Greenblatt, Peter Lynch, Guy Spier and Mohnish's stuff. Thank you Investor Archive.
  • Phenomenal investor. He knows how evaluate a business and he looks for when the crowd is running from businesses so he can buy businesses.
  • Peter Yoon
    I've been watching all the videos on this playlist. Is anyone else wondering why these videos do not have millions and millions of views? I mean honestly, there is so much money to be made by these insightful security analyses that all branch off Buffet, Graham, and Dodd's investment philosophies. It's like the world is backwards, because we have these useless music videos that promote hyper consumption garnering millions of views daily, and then whenever gems like these videos are out for the the whole entire public to use, not even 100,000? Same thing goes with the Yale Courses, the MIT OPENCOURSWEARE, the Stanford Graduate School Business videos. I guess value investing applies to personal development as well!
  • Nobert Stanel
    Listened to his speech in India over 20 times again and again, and il keep doing it with this one as well, because these are the fundamental truths of investing, incredibly valuable - Thank You.
  • Chris Vis
    So good - can’t wait to dig into the audiobook
  • Ramnath Prabhu
    What a clarity of thought. Look at the way he explains complex subject with so much ease. Thanks for uploading this video
  • Kham Piseth
    This video deserves more views. Great content from the man who has a vast experience.
  • Andy
    Excellent introduction, it really sets my expectations for this talk.
  • Virat Rana
    What a privilege to get to hear these lectures..
  • Bruce Martin
    Read the book around Christmas time and really enjoyed it. I wish he did more public speaking, there are only a handful of lectures on YouTube.
  • Tue Pham
    Wow, I didn't expected this much of insights and wisdoms from Howard Marks. Thank Google for arranging this incredible talk !
    These ideas and teachings by Mr. marks, can also be applied to life in general. Our process for decision making. Some, of the hardest investment decisions that I have made, made me the most money.
  • Jijun Zha
    Insightful and eye-opening talk.