Incoming freshman, what should I read, watch, listen to?

I am an incoming freshman at a target school who wants to learn more about IB, PE, ST, HF, VC, Corporate finance etc. I was wondering what books I could read, videos/films I could watch, or podcasts that I could listen to in my free time instead of jacking off and taking a nap. I understand that WSO has created a list of books that they recommend, but I want to make sure that I get a book that is not going to make me look up a word after every sentence. As far as video/films go, I'd take any recommendations except for the ones that I have to go to sites like because I don't want to please Olaf and Lars when my computer gets a virus/malware.

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Jun 23, 2018

If it helps, the investment club I'm in had a few books and articles we had to read as a part of the training program, which are pretty much recommended everywhere. Margin of safety by klarman, intelligent investor and security analysis (still have to read this, but was recommended by an analyst at a top value fund) by graham, an article about porters 5 forces from hbr. I'm pretty sure that you can find a lot of other books, but these were helpful and I'm still reading them.

Damodaran's videos on youtube are also supposed to be good

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Jun 23, 2018

PE =Mastering Private Equity is a nice overview.

Venture Deals by Brad Feld covers the legal and deal making side of vc to an extent

Jun 23, 2018

Thanks for the recommendations! I will definitely look into them. @ffffml @m_1

Jun 23, 2018