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Interview with 106-Year-Old Irving Kahn

Irving Kahn, one of the world’s oldest people, recently sat down with an interview with the CFA Society. The interview is only a few minutes long, but his comment on Ben Graham was really interesting:

“Very few people have Ben Graham’s ability to take a subject very complex and boil it down to something simple”

While a lot of ink has been spilled talking about Graham and his theories, we’ve never heard anyone talk about this aspect of the man. It is quite interesting because it matches something we have seen time and again with other great investors: their ability to boil problems or investments down to their essence and explain them with simplicity.