ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK
"PRINCIPLES", is a book very well organized into three parts, each of which has several chapters. In the first, Dalio summarizes his personal and professional life. He tells us about his failures and how all those life experiences allowed him to know himself, his strengths and weaknesses, which led him to know his principles in depth, guiding him to a process of making the right decisions. This part allows the reader to know more about the author's personal history.
In the second part of the book, the author reveals his principles in greater depth, demonstrating how he applies them in his personal and professional life. In this part, Dalio gives us the tools, through five steps that provide a road map, to successfully obtain what is wanted. The author deepens and describes how he came to know the principles on which his personal life is based.
In the third part he describes in detail how in his company Bridgewater, Dalio managed to unite these principles described in part 2, masterfully building an organization with goals and a mission outlined from personal principles. He describes how he managed to merge these personal principles with the objective of forming an organization based on the idea of meritocracy that aims to achieve meaningful work and relationships through what he defines as "radical truth and radical transparency." In this last part he teaches us to apply personal principles in business life.