28 Aug Book Review – The Geometry of Wealth: How to Shape a Life of Money and Meaning
What does it mean to be truly wealthy? According to behavioral finance expert Brian Portnoy, wealth is ‘funded contentment’. It is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life. This stands in stark contrast to angling to become rich, which is usually unsatisfying.
Being rich is having ‘more.’ The push for more is a treadmill on which satisfaction is typically fleeting. The quest to be rich usually does not end where many of its sojourners think it will.
The Geometry of Wealth is as practical as it is philosophical. This fascinating read takes the reader on a journey toward wealth, informed by disciplines ranging from ancient history to modern neuroscience. Portnoy contends that tackling the big questions about a joyful life and making financial decisions are complementary, not separate tasks.