December 14, 2009 -- Dear Buster, Thank you very much for the great audio blogs! Your level and depth of understanding the financial happenings of the world, is second to none! Also, thanks for writing the Aftermath of greed and Inflationary boom books. G.W. Phoenix, Arizona
December 6, 2009 -- Hi HL, Thanks for sharing with us your 40 years of experience in San Francisco .... I am almost done with those 2 books I bought from you!! I love them! Is the best way to be in touch with your knowledge subscribing to your blog? do you have a newsletter? Please let me know, would love to be in touch with you and know what you think =) -- You got too much great info in PROFIT book!! WOW WOW WOW!! ("Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot) -- G. C. San Francisco, California
August 20, 2009 -- I enjoyed "Profit" for both H. L. Quist's excellent writing style and the priceless insights he shared. The tone of the book is what you would expect when enjoying a cup of coffee with an expert who happens to be a close friend with a great sense of humor. The insights are explained in such a way that each step is clearly presented without the reader feeling his intelligence is being minimized. I am grateful for the message you've brought across in "Profit." Now I'm deciding if I want to read it a 2nd time or go directly to "Greed" and then come back to "Profit." -- S.M., Albuquerque, NM
August 8, 2009 -- Buster, I just received your book (Profit) this afternoon, and I have already read the first half. It is SUPER!! Thanks for adding my email to your list and thanks for your "sage" advice!! -- JH, Raleigh, NC
Oct 20, 2008 -- You calmed my fears and gave me insight to better understand
Buster, (I hope it is ok to refer to you as Buster)
I caught the last few minutes of your radio program last week, (10/13/08). What I heard from you relating to the economy and the current financial crisis "rang me bell" so to speak. My interest was peaked to say the least.
Upon arriving home later that evening, I googled your name and found your web page. After listening to your "blogs" and reading your notes, I was intrigued. I learned from your calendar of your speaking engagement the very next morning at the SW School of Real Estate in Scottsdale at 8:30 am. I phoned Susan Sweetow and made arrangements to attend. Note: I am not a licensed real estate broker or agent. I am merely John Q. Public, a self-taught investor, with interests in the investing world.
I arrived early at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort in the hopes of speaking with you prior to your lecture. I shook your hand, purchased your book, "Greed", and spoke with you briefly. Those few words and the look in your eyes re-affirmed my first impressions. You are a man of integrity and one who truly cares about the welfare of the "common" man.
I listened to your lecture, or should I say story telling. I drank from the "cool-aid", which I now call "Buster-Aid". Those short three hours were more informative and instructional than any other book or seminar I have attended in my more than (30) years of investing. I began to understand. My eyes were opened.
I now feel confident moving forward with the knowledge I have gained. You calmed my fears and gave me insight to better understand Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington. With this newly acquired knowledge, I can invest wisely and, at the very least, understand the "working" of the markets and the powers and conditions that affect them.
I thank you. You are a breath of fresh air in an environment of greedy, egotistical, money grubbing bureaucrats, bankers, and money lenders that smell of rotting derivatives and over-valued junk bonds.
Oct 6, 2008 -- BUSTER's got it right!
Just caught the new radio show. For not being interested in financing, I found H. L.'s "Myth Buster Show" to be clear and as interesting as a good detective show with the crime and criminals exposed! -- Deane Stanton
Sep 10, 2008 -- I devoured your book. It was a breath of fresh air in the world of boring books published. In an age of more authors than readers, this is one I am glad I took the time to read. Your decades of experience, both good an bad, are an invaluable source of wisdom. I appreciated your personal business stories as well as a total real world comprehension of geopolitical economic themes. I was astounded at the bravery of opening up your personal life. Must read for any business person and citizen. -- TonyTardino,investor/speculator/parent/citizen
Aug 23, 2008 -- I just finished your book "Greed" ... and it has literally turned the light on for me. Over the past 5 years I have read every real estate book in the library but never one that talks about detailed trends/cycles and the "ends and outs" of what effects the industry as far as access to credit, etc. I am not a fast reader but within 24 hours I was done with your book, as I could not put it down. ...The book could not have come at a better time for me.
Your book has given me the boost I have needed and self-reflection I needed, as I now realize that it really could be the best thing financially that has happened to me by not selling as I now have the knowledge of trends and cycles and can hopefully use the information from your book to take advantage of future opportunities and do more than I ever thought possible. So thank you for writing the book and allowing me to get priceless advice. -- Name withheld at request.
Jul 14, 2008 -- Just found time to sit down and read your book. I must say that research and attention to historic detail is outstanding and when blended with the personal touch made for a very good read. My hat goes off to you! -- Don Douglas, Former Banker and Mortgage Co. owner, Foster City, California
Jun 4, 2008 -- I just got started on your book Greed. I told you that you missed your calling. I didn't realize that you were such a brilliant guy! -- Clyde Berg , Principal, Mission West Properties, Cupertino, California
Apr 4, 2008 -- I have just finished reading The Aftermath of Greed by H.L. Quist. As a long-time financial advisor (see below), I think this book is critically important as a “top-shelf” read for everyone that is seriously interested in their future financial security.
The book exposes the difference between the “Wall Street Hype” distributed by main-street media (aka “politically correct”), and the huge underlying facts that fly in the face of biased information.
For the last 30 years I have advised hundreds of clients about their finances and with increasing frequency, an emphasis has been placed on what we call “safe-money” assets - to help avoid unpleasant future surprises.
I have previously served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and been asked to speak or write on behalf of a number of prominent organizations including: USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times, CPA Advantage Club, the National Council on Foundations, the National Association of Accountants, the National Council of CPA Practitioners and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
In summary, this book is a short-hand guide to understanding many complex factors that can lead to actions that result in future prosperity, instead of financial disappointment. -- Joseph Ballarino, CFP, CPhD, President, FS Group Advisory, Inc., Joe@FSGroupAdvisory.com
Apr 2, 2008 -- I just finished reading "The Aftermath of Greed..." by H. L. Quist and Wow! I am not a person who is very interested in the financial world, but this book held my interest and enlightened my understanding from cover to cover. I know now why I feel the economy is manipulated by forces beyond our control, and what to watch for as the cycle continues. I bought a copy for each of my brothers. Read it. You will be glad you did! -- Deane Stanton