Portland, Oregon-based neurologist William Bernstein always had an interest in investing, but it obviously niggled that he hadn't mastered the brief. So 17 years ago he decided to devote half his time to that task. Since then, he's written several personal finance books and sweeping history tomes, including The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World was Created. His books use facts and science to destroy investment myths and expose industry cons.
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