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When it comes to investing and the world of entrepreneurship, Ray Dalio is a household name. He shares some of the principles that have demonstrated remarkable results in business as well as life. Organizations and individuals can apply these principles, to achieve specific objectives and goals.
Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, in 1975 from his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. This was the key with which he was able to create money for clients more than any other hedge fund in history and it later went on to become the fifth most important company in the United States. Dalio became part of Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.
But as he was building this kind of achievement, he discovered and laid out a set of timeless principles which was the cause of Bridgewater's effective culture. These principles are what guided him to his success despite Dalio not having anything special as a child who grew up in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood.
In his book Principles: Life and Work, Dalio opened up about his learnings over that course of his career. Everything in life, he says, can be understood the way a machine works. The book is filled with practical wisdom and lessons which had comes from Dalio's own belief in radical truth and transparency. Using these methods, he was able to create the most effective ways of leading a company as it grows to become more successful. With the number of ideas laid out in the book about leading organizations and creating meaningful relationships, Principles shares the simple truths that anyone can apply not only at work but in their personal lives as well.
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