Howard Marks





Howard Marks


Born
in Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Wales, The United Kingdom
August 13, 1945

Died
April 10, 2016

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Howard Marks (born Dennis Howard Marks) was a Welsh author, former teacher and drug smuggler who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases, supposed connections with groups such as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and the Mafia, and his eventual conviction at the hands of the American Drug Enforcement Administration. At the height of his drug career, he was said to have controlled 10% of the world's hashish trade.

Marks attended Balliol College, Oxford between 1964 and 1967 to study Natural Science, with a Physics (B.A., Oxon). Among his friends at Balliol was the epidemiologist Julian Peto, and the journalist Lynn Bar
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Average rating: 3.78 · 6,258 ratings · 279 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Mr. Nice

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The Howard Marks Book of Do...

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Señor Nice: Straight Life f...

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Sympathy for the Devil

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Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and...

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The Score

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Two Dragons

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Spliffs: A Celebration of C...

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Fortune Hotel

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“Forgetfulness is the catalytic germ of spontaneous creativity”
Howard Marks

“Expensive illogicalities and inefficiencies do not worry the monsters of American bureaucracy, and the taxpayers are enthusiastic and eager to spend fortunes in the name of fighting crime. Prison places cost the US taxpayer more than university places. The American belief that prisons are the best way to combat crime has led to an incarceration rate that is at least five times that of almost any industrialised nation. Overcrowding is endemic. Conditions are appalling, varying from windowless, sensory-deprived isolation to barren futile brutality.”
Howard Marks, Mr. Nice

“Every once in a while, an up-or-down-leg goes on for a long time and/or to a great extreme and people start to say "this time it's different." They cite the changes in geopolitics, institutions, technology or behaviour that have rendered the "old rules" obsolete. They make investment decisions that extrapolate the recent trend. And then it turns out that the old rules still apply and the cycle resumes. In the end, trees don't grow to the sky, and few things go to zero.”
Howard Marks, The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

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