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William Thorndike's Talk at Google: The Outsiders

This week, we're posting up the various "Talks at Google" that focus on investing.  These typically feature authors of well known investment books.  Next up is William Thorndike who talks about his popular book, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.

This book was recommended by Warren Buffett in his 2012 annual letter. The Outsiders basically looks at 8 CEO's that have excelled at capital allocation and shareholder value creation.

The book almost has a cult-like following in that investors have latched onto the fact that management is a critical part of any investment.  As such, investors are always trying to find the next 'Outsider.'  This book has also been referenced in numerous hedge fund letters over the years.

Embedded below is the video of William Thorndike's Talk at Google:



If you haven't already, be sure to pickup a copy of The Outsiders.