Good Reading!

Interesting Reads:


"Thinking Fast and Slow" - (audio) Daniel Kahneman (very interesting, in depth discussion on how the mind works.  An all time favorite).

"Talent is Overrated" - Geoff Colvin

"12 Rules for Life:  An Antidote to Chaos" - Jordan B. Peterson

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise" - Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

"The Art of Learning" - Josh Waitzkin

"Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business" - (audio) Charles Duhigg

"Outliers:  The Story of Success" - Malcolm Gladwell

"The Tipping Point:  How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference" - Malcolm Gladwell

"Blink:  The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" - Malcolm Gladwell

"David and Goliath:  Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" - Malcolm Gladwell

"How Not to Be Wrong:  The Power of Mathematical Thinking" - Jordan Ellenberg

"Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets" - Nassim Nicholas Taleb (his arrogance makes this one a tough read).

"The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing" - Michael J. Mauboussin

"Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" - Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

"The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" - Charles Duhigg

"Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" - Carol Dweck

"The Psychology of Human Misjudgement" - Charlie Munger

"Super Freakonomics" - (audio) Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

"When to Rob a Bank" - (audio) Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

"Think Like a Freak" - (audio) Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

"Getting There:  A Book of Mentors" - Gillian Zoe Segal (This one is GREAT.  Short stories for a quick pick-me-up).

"As A Man Thinketh" - James Allen

"48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal" - Dan Miller (audio)

"Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success" - Matthew Syed (very good read that builds on the 10,000 hour rule)

"The Upside of Down" - Megan McArdle (audio) (unimpressive)

"How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It" - Mark Cuban

"Nudge" - Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

"Extreme Ownership" - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (audio)

"Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" - Dan Ariely

"Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" - Angela Duckworth (audio)

"Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes-But Some Do" - Matthew Syed (audio)

"How Successful People Think" - John C. Maxwell

"The Sports Gene" - David Epstein

The Greatest:  What Sport Teaches Us About Achieving Success” - Matthew Syed (audio)

Fail Until You Don’t:  Fight. Grind. Repeat.” - Bobby Bones (audio)

"Bare Bones:  I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book" - Bobby Bones

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" - Dale Carnegie (audio)

"How Rich People Think" - Steven Siebold

"Tools of Titans" - Tim Ferriss

"Greenlights" - Matthew McConaughey (audio)


"First a Dream" - Jim Clayton

"Buffett Beyond Value:  Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing" - Prem C. Jain

"The Outsiders:  Eight Unconventional CEO's and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success" - William N. Thorndike Jr. (audio)

"The Deals of Warren Buffett:  Vol 1:  The first $100M" - Glen Arnold

"The Acquirer's Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market" - Tobia E. Carlisle (audio)

"Your Money & Your Brain" - Jason Zweig

"The Warren Buffett Way" - Robert G. Hagstrom (audio)

"Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger" - Janet Lowe

"Where Are the Customers' Yachts?:  or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street" - Fred Schwed Jr. (audio)

"When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management" - Roger Lowenstein (audio)

"The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor" - Howard Marks

"The Snowball:  Warren Buffett and the Business of Life" - Alice Schroeder (audio)

"Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012" - Carol J. Loomis (audio)

"The Alchemy of Finance" - George Soros

"Too Big to Fail" - Andrew Ross Sorkin (audio)

"Psychology of the Stock Market" - G. C. Selden

"Fooling Some of the People All of the Time" - David Einhorn (Long and drawn out story on Einhorn's thesis on shorting Allied Capital.  I wouldn't recommend this unless you are really into finance and financial statement analysis.)

"The Number:  How the Drive for Quarterly Earnings Corrupted Wall Street and Corporate America" - Alex Berenson

"The Dhandho Investor:  The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns" - Mohnish Pabrai

"What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars" - Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

"The Education of a Value Investor:  My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment" - Guy Spier (very good read - even if you are not into investing).

"Psychology of Investing (4th Edition)" - John R. Nofsinger

"The Billion Dollar Mistake: Learning the Art of Investing Through the Missteps of Legendary Investors" - Stephen L. Weiss

"There's Always Something to Do: The Peter Cundill Investment Approach" - Christopher Risso-Gill

 "Market Wizards, Updated: Interviews With Top Traders" - Jack D. Schwager

"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator"- Edwin Lefèvre (entertaining and educational)

"Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too" - Camillo, Chris (I don't necessarily agree with all of the concepts in this one, but it does provide some valuable tools).

"How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market" - Nicolas Darvas

"Strategic Value Investing: Practical Techniques of Leading Value Investors" - Stephen Horan (This was one of the better books on value investing that I've read!)

"The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers" - Ronald Chan

"Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond" - Bruce C. N. Greenwald

"Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition" - Benjamin Graham

"Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings" - Philip A. Fisher, Kenneth L. Fisher

"Money Masters of Our Time" - John Train

"One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market" - Peter Lynch, John Rothchild

"The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)" - Benjamin Graham, et al 

"Cracking the Millionaire Code" -Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen (audio) (definitely not one of my favorites)

"Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World" -Jim Cramer (audio)

"The Richest Man in Babylon" - George S. Clason

"The Millionaire Next Door" - Thomas J. Stanley

"Think and Grow Rich" - Napoleon Hill

"The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails" - Steven M. Sears

"Bogle on Investing - The First 50 Years" - John Bogle

"Business Adventures" - John Brooks

"Coined" - Kabir Sehgal (audio)

"The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future" -T. Boone Pickens (audio)

"It's Not About the Coffee:  Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks- Howard Behar (audio)

    "Building a StoryBrand:  Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen" - Donald Miller (audio)

    "Anything You Want" - Derek Sivers

    "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" - Edmund Morris (audio - abridged)

    "Shoe Dog:  A Memoir by the Creator of Nike" - Phil Knight (audio)

    "Guns, Germs, and Steel" - Jared Diamond

    "Principles" - Ray Dalio

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