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Mar 28, 2020

"The Intelligent Investor" is a classic, but it reads like a textbook. I really enjoyed "The Ascent of Money" as well, but it's not as specific to finance.

"Liar's Poker" probably up next for me.

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Mar 29, 2020

I really enjoyed Liar's Poker (finished it a few days ago). It's fantastic from a historical perspective and makes you really appreciate the size/importance/variety of the credit markets. Is decently entertaining too (although the first part can be a bit of a drag).

Mar 31, 2020
jmc 621:

"The Intelligent Investor"

+1

Mar 28, 2020

Not directly related but "Buddenbrooks" by Thomas Mann. It is about the decay of a wealthy family that goes from riches to rags in a matter of four generations. worth a read, it offers many valuable lessons in keeping your money close. I can also recommend "Liar's Poked" by Michael Lewis on Salomon Brothers in the 1980s

Ben J. Riepe
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Mar 30, 2020

thank you for recommending a real book instead of the usual finance drivel. only guy itt i would hire.

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Mar 31, 2020

Well then, on that note - Man's Search for Meaning is a good book to read as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 30, 2020

great book

Mar 31, 2020
BenJustusRiepe:

I can also recommend "Liar's Poked"

lol!

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 28, 2020

Reading King of Capital now, good if you are interested in private equity

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Mar 28, 2020

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing - Burton G Malkiel
One Up On Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings - Philip A Fisher
Investment valuation - Aswath Damodaran
Reminiscences of a stock operator - Edwin Lefevre, Roger Low-stein
Liars Poker - Michael Lewis
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders - Jack D. Schwager
More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite - Sebastian Mallaby
Irrational exuberance - Robert Shiller
Money & Power: The History of Business - Howard Means
The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters - Gregory Zuckerman
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron - Bethany Mclean
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World - Liaquat Ahamed
Banker to the poor : micro lending and the battle against world poverty - Muhammed Yunus
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty - Daron Acemogl

Additional edits mentioned by users:

King of Capital - John E Morris
Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
The intelligent investor - Benjamin Graham
Den of Thieves - James B Stewart
Predator's ball- Connie Bruck
When genius failed (LTCM) - Roger Lowenstein
Barbarians at the gate - Bryan Burrough
Valuation ( Mckinsey)
The man who solved the market- Greg Zuckerman
Asset management -Dr Andrew Ang
How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
Distressed debt analysis - Stephen Moyer
Straight to Hell - John Lefevre
Red Notice - Bill Browder
Death of a salesman - Arthur Miller
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It - Scott Patterson

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Mar 28, 2020

Super pumped was really good but it only has a small section where it mentions much about finance. That is during fundraising with Bill Gurley at Benchmark, and the IPO with DB.

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Mar 28, 2020

I think the storyline makes you want to keep reading but then again that's a personal preference. I will edit the list

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Mar 30, 2020

v desappointed that Super Pumped only has about 0.5 page on Masa Son. Wondering what a WeWork book would come out like

Mar 28, 2020

To add a few:

Den of Thieves
Predator's Ball
When Genius Failed (LTCM)
Barbarians at the Gate
Valuation (McKinsey)

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 29, 2020

+1 on When Genius Failed.

If you liked it I'd also check out The Man Who Solved The Market by Zuckerman

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Mar 28, 2020

"Asset Management" by Dr. Andrew Ang (head of Factor Investing at Blackrock) is far and away the best and most accessible book on the subject.

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Mar 29, 2020

Kings of capital! Founding of blackstone.

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Mar 29, 2020

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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Mar 30, 2020

ah true -- great book

Mar 30, 2020

Distressed Debt Analysis by Stephen Moyer

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Mar 31, 2020

Also, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Not really a book, but it's one of the best reads ever.

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Mar 31, 2020

Quants. Lots of Math Wizards swinging their nerdy dicks.

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Mar 31, 2020

Straight to Hell. A tad of finance, tons of entertainment.

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Mar 31, 2020

Lots of good mentions here. One more - Red Notice by Bill Browder.

Apr 1, 2020

Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman. While somewhat outdated in the field of behavioral economics (yet pivotal in its status today), I haven't found a book that has had the same impact on my thought processes. I often find myself referring to the logical fallacies originally outlined in this book to actively improve my decision making. There are chapters regarding investor related fallacies that you will find useful, but I think the impact it will have on your understanding of human limitations in decision making will be even more beneficial to your life and career.

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Apr 1, 2020

Shocked nobody has mentioned The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks. It's easily one of the best books on investment philosophy I've read.

Everything makes sense, it's written succinctly and he has one of the all-time best records of any investor out there.

Apr 2, 2020
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Apr 2, 2020