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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
May 23, 2020

I really enjoyed The Buyside by Turney Duff (my personal favorite), Den of Thieves (milken book), Discussion Materials, big short, more money than god, confidence game, red notice (highly recommend), For the love of Money, Bad Blood

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May 24, 2020

I love how Den of Thieves stays current as a top read in business/finance. I really enjoyed the read - not enough to read it twice, but enough to remember that it was eye opening for me in certain ways at the time. Definitely recommended.

"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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May 24, 2020

Another good Milken book is Predators' Ball. Den of thieves does cover a lot of Milken but it is ultimately more about a larger group of insiders that included Milken, Siegel, Boesky etc. Predators' Ball is more of an actual Milken biography that covers his life starting with the beginning of his career when he spent the whole of his commute (2 hr each way) reading 10Ks and prospectuses with a miner's headlamp on his head (because buses during those days apparently didn't have interior lights).

May 23, 2020

Currently going through "Manias, Panics, and Crashes" by Kindleberger, which I highly recommend. Some that I've read recently that I quite enjoyed are "All the Devils Are Here", "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits", and "When Genius Failed".

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May 23, 2020

nice! an original, I remember studying Kindleberger back in the day... may have to redelve into this one! thank you for the inspiration

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

Mastering the Market Cycle (Howard Marks)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar

May 23, 2020

The Signal and The Noise (Nate Silver fivethirtyeight founder's book), Narrative Economics (Robert Shiller), Facebook: Inside Story (Steven Levy), and Who is Michael Ovitz? have been my reads so far

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May 24, 2020

Love these! Would also add Nassim Taleb's classic Incerto series to these - highly thought-provoking novels

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 23, 2020

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

May 23, 2020

Hedge Hogs by Barbara Dreyfuss

May 23, 2020

Liar's Ball -- fascinating read about history of GM building / RE world (big focus on Macklowe)

Rogue Trader

Discussion Materials

The Ascent of Money

What It Takes

More Money Than God

King of Capital

Straight to Hell

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May 23, 2020

Anyone have good recommendations for non-finance / business books? Trying to broaden my horizons

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

bump

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May 23, 2020

I'm a huge fan of Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms is a good place to start.

May 24, 2020
prestigewhore101:

Anyone have good recommendations for non-finance / business books? Trying to broaden my horizons

Man's search for meaning

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

May 24, 2020

A couple of all-time classics and personal favourites that spring to mind:

Catcher in the Rye
Heart of Darkness
Lord of the Flies
Lucky Jim
Three Men in a Boat
Black Mischief

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 24, 2020

Did anyone read Predator's Ball and Den of Thieves? Wondering which one of the two I should go for as they seem to be similar?

May 24, 2020

I already added a post above that compares the two books, but here it is again:

Den of thieves does cover a lot of Milken but it is ultimately more about a larger group of insiders that included Milken, Siegel, Boesky etc. Predators' Ball is more of an actual Milken biography that covers his life starting with the beginning of his career when he spent the whole of his commute (2 hr each way) reading 10Ks and prospectuses with a miner's headlamp on his head (because buses during those days apparently didn't have interior lights). Both are great so I recommend reading both (personally like Predator's Ball better because I find Milken's career fascinating)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 24, 2020

really enjoying Barbarians At The Gate so far

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May 24, 2020

Rich Dad Poor Dad if you havent read it already, in my opinion whenever someone gets their first paying gig( internship/job) they should get this book along with their offer letter

May 24, 2020

Not finance related, but Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is one of my personal favorites, incredibly motivating story on the grind and hard work it takes to reach your goals. It's the quote "Get knocked down 7 times, get back up 8" in true story form.

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May 24, 2020
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