Book recommendations?

Does anyone have any good recommendations? Finance or non-finance specific? Just trying to stimulate the brain rather than staring at my phone screen whenever I am bored. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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Sep 7, 2020 - 6:35pm

You sound like me, I got sick of scrolling mindlessly thru social media / reddit / etc. and got an audible subscription and I feel like the quality of my thinking has shot up.

My recommendations

Anti fragile - nassim taleb (about "antifragility" or things that gain from disorder, this book changed the way I think)

Zero to one - Peter thiel (about starting an ultra successful company)

Any book by Robert Greene: 48 laws of power and laws of human nature especially

Can't hurt me - David Goggins (watch videos of him on YouTube and you'll get a feel for the book, super motivational)

Sep 8, 2020 - 12:52am

- Moonwalking with Einstein
- Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Winning by Jack Welch
- Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards
- Valuation by McKinsey
- David Swensen - Pioneering Portfolio Management
- The Dip - Seth Godin
- Barbarians at the Gate
- Predator's Ball
- When Genius Failed (LTCM)
- The Smartest Guys in the Room (Enron)

"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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Sep 8, 2020 - 2:12pm

King of Oil was great. What was The Death of Europe about?

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

Sep 8, 2020 - 2:24pm

Sorry it's, The Strange Death of Europe, got the title wrong lol. Written by Douglas Murray, it's about the problems Europe is currently facing, here is the thesis, "Murray explores two factors that explain why, in his view, European civilization as we have known it will not survive. The first is the combination of mass migration of new peoples into the continent together with Europe's below replacement birth rates. The second is what Murray describes as "the fact that… at the same time Europe lost faith in its beliefs, traditions, and legitimacy." I thought it was an interesting view.

Sep 8, 2020 - 12:22pm

Lots of good finance books listed above already so I'll add something non-finance related: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

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Sep 8, 2020 - 12:48pm

Reread the book on LTCM the other day, really love it. It's a wild story that sounds completely made up.

Sep 8, 2020 - 12:59pm

*The Art of Learning* - Josh Waitzkin - former junior chess champion / prodigy ("Searching For Bobby Fischer" is about him) turned martial artist (BJJ, Tai Chi) goes into multi-disciplinary analysis of how to learn 

*Extreme Ownership* - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin - Navy Seal life lessons on how to take extreme ownership

*Permanent Record* - Edward Snowden - fascinating

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Sep 8, 2020 - 2:11pm

Not to sound like a fucking nerd but The Silmarillion is great if you've already read LOTR. Some badass stories in there that would be great as a miniseries or something in the future. Christopher Lee who played Saruman in LOTR narrates one of the substories (The Children of Húrin).

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World was also great.

American Kingpin about the Silk Road was very good, especially as an audiobook.

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

Sep 8, 2020 - 3:18pm

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Range by David Epstein
How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen

I'm also a sucker for anything Malcolm Gladwell

Sep 13, 2020 - 12:30am

Definitely the fun party guy right here. I can tell. 

"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

Sep 8, 2020 - 4:03pm

Straight to Hell, John LeFevre 

"Full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes." -U.S. Navy General Farragut
Sep 12, 2020 - 11:24pm

There's this Book I am reading on Private Equity and Private Credit so far so good it's called "Private Capital Investing"

Go, Go, Excel

Sep 13, 2020 - 4:08pm

My must reads

A Spy Among Friends- Ben Macintyre

How To Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie 

The Art of War - Sun Tzu 

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"
Sep 13, 2020 - 4:48pm
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