According to his company’s website, Arnold Van DenBerg founded Century Management in 1974. He is the company’s CEO and serves as chairman of the CM Advisors Family of Funds Board of Trustees. Active in managing investment strategies for the firm, Arnold is the lead portfolio manager for the CM Value I (All-Cap Value) separate account strategy, for all of the balanced separate account strategies, and for the CM Advisors Fund (CMAFX). He is the co-portfolio manager for the CM Fixed Income separate account strategy and the CM Advisors Fixed Income Fund (CMFIX). Arnold was featured in The World’s 99 Greatest Investors: The Secret of Success by Magnus Angenfelt, 2013 (pp 226-227)

In an interview a few years ago Arnold was asked which books he liked. Arnold subdivided his favorite books into three/four topics and listed them as follows.

Investing

Philosophy

From Poverty to Power” James Allen

Eight Pillars of Prosperity” by James Allen

As a Man Thinketh”  by James Allen

Arnold mentioned the above three by name but really seemed to stress his love of anything by James Allen. Here are more from Allen.

Subcategory – Goal setting

Health

The China Study” by Dr. Colin Campbell. Arnold compared this book to Security Analysis in terms of importance to its field.

Source here

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