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Jun 2, 2021 - 10:04pm

I really enjoy the western canon - it's a great collection of books. All very good/influential writers and you can dig into them as much as you want.

Jun 2, 2021 - 10:21pm

Bret Easton Ellis' other novels are actually quite good.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn

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Jun 2, 2021 - 10:30pm

Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Jun 3, 2021 - 12:34pm

I come here to say these two specifically. Theres always some dimwit libtard/socialist that hates these suggestions.
 

Jul 8, 2021 - 11:29am

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I come here to say these two specifically. Theres always some dimwit libtard/socialist that hates these suggestions.
 

I am going to disagree.  Whatever you think of the philosophy, and I am rather a fan, the writing stinks.  Atlas is 1100 pages of a slog that really gets lost in the middle of the book, and the 100 page monologue towards the end is sheer torture.  If I was going to pick 'beach reading' Hemingway and Fitzgerald are safe choices.  I might be a little insane, but the good doctor (HST) is also entertaining as s--- too.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Jun 2, 2021 - 11:34pm

Read "In the Shadow of the Law," "Don't Go to Law School (Unless)," a 1L Torts casebook, "The Rooster Bar," every "Third Tier Reality" post (use Wayback Machine), and every post at the blog "Outside the Law School Scam."  This list includes enough literature for you to correct your decision to go to law school.  You're better than that. 

Jun 5, 2021 - 12:19pm

My 4th grade teacher used to read that out loud to the class, really want to read it again.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Jun 5, 2021 - 12:22pm

What is that book actually about, I recall seeing it mentioned in either American Psycho or Liar's Poker, can't remember which one

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Jun 5, 2021 - 12:23pm

The Cloud of Unknowing

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

Jun 5, 2021 - 2:09pm

Heart of Darkness, Brave New World, The Odyssey, The Iliad. Some might consider the Bible literature as well

I’m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there’s more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

Jun 5, 2021 - 2:57pm

War and Peace. Best book I've ever read. 

Tolstoy's short fiction (Norton critical edition) analysis of his works shows you his true genius.

Anna Karenina

Tolstoy is easily the best author to ever live. Nominated for 9 noble prizes. Six in literature and three peace prizes. You might as well read the best literature if you are going to read it. 

Notable American author's works.

The Fountainhead 

The Sun Also Rises

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 

Jun 5, 2021 - 3:22pm

Have some recommendations. Gravity's Rainbow, The Sirens of Titan, Daodejing, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, Cicero's Republic, Beyond Good and Evil, Zarathustra, Ulysses, L'etranger, Candide, Miss Lonelyhearts, At the Mountains of Madness

Jun 17, 2021 - 6:40am

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