I sat down for a wide-ranging interview with William Green, former Time editor and author of The Great Minds of Investing, in New York a couple weeks ago. William also worked closely with Guy Spier on Guy’s The Education of a Value Investor.

In our conversation, we touched on many aspects of what makes great investors different. We spoke at length about the lessons of Guy’s book. William also shared his insights into some of the investors profiled in The Great Minds of Investing.

Here is William on the role of luck in Howard Marks’ career success: