Books You Recommend

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What books do you recommend!?

Name any of your top picks - finance related or not.

  • Venture Deals - Brad Feld (Great for VC)
  • Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy (literally nothing to do with finance just a great book- sad tho)
  • Straight to Hell by John Lefevre (stories from a banker)
  • Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis (name speaks for itself lol)

Any others? I've seen posts like this but not that new or they are about a specific financial sector

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Jun 8, 2019

Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough,
Security Analysis by Ben Graham
The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham
Those are my favorites all finance related tho

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Jun 8, 2019

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt, Liar's Poker (which you said your self), Manias, Panics, and Crashes by Charles Kindleberger, and Probable Outcomes by Ed Easterling are my top finance picks.

Non-finance I would probably choose How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie because it helps work and pretty much everything

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Jun 8, 2019

Ive also read the last book you mentioned but a really long time ago. I should read it again now. Thanks!!

Jun 8, 2019

Thanks!! Ill check those out. I havent read any of those yet

Jun 8, 2019

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Jun 8, 2019

Just read Contagious: Why things catch on by Jonah Berger

Really well written and thought provoking

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Jun 8, 2019

Thanks I'll check those out. Love those kinds of books

Jun 8, 2019

I always like books that don't come up on everyone's list. Makes it a little more fun to find something that is different.

Jun 8, 2019

The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey and The Effective Executive by Peter F Druckers

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Jun 8, 2019

ill check these out thanks!!

Jun 8, 2019

The Big U, Neal Stephenson (a lot of his stuff is super entertaining) - a totally ridiculous, absurdist take on college life at the "American Megaversity"

The Frackers, Gregory Zuckerman - you guessed it, a fast, engaging read about a half dozen of the guys who pioneered the field

Jun 9, 2019

Thanks!! I'll check them out

Jun 9, 2019

Flowers for Algernon

Jun 9, 2019

I was actually going to put this to. Great book!

Jun 9, 2019

I love older books so if there are any other older ones you remember plz send them my way

Jun 11, 2019

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Jun 12, 2019

All investing related in the link below. If you are looking to transition to the buyside, all the books mentioned are a good place to start.

Best Investing Books for Banking Analysts and Finance Undergrads

Jun 12, 2019

Predictably Irrational, King of Oil, Liars Poker, When Genius Failed, How to Win Friends & Influence People, and Never Eat Alone

Jun 12, 2019

Red Notice - Bill Browder. Finance related book and very well written.

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Jun 12, 2019

This is a really good book. I would also recommend The Greatest Trade Ever -- these books are linked by BCG, both Browder and Paulson started off at the firm.

Jun 12, 2019

Principles by Ray Dalio

Jun 14, 2019

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Literally the title means a spy among spies, friends is a codeword for spy involving MI5 and MI6 of British Intelligence.

A great read if you like thrilling at the end of your seat anticipating read.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

Jun 14, 2019
  • Monkey Business by John Rolfe and Peter Troob
  • The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
Jun 14, 2019
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Jun 14, 2019