Good Reading!

Interesting Reads:

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SUCCESS

"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

"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

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

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


INVESTING/FINANCE

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

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

"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" - (audio) Kabir Sehgal


MISC.

"Guns, Germs, and Steel" - Jared Diamond

"Principles" - Ray Dalio

"How the Economic Machine Works" - Ray Dalio

"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" - Yuval Noah Harari


Great Sites:

http://rockstarfinance.com/ - Great collection of personal finance articles updated daily

http://www.addicted2success.com/ - Lifestyle advice to pursue success.

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ - Personal Finance/Early Retirement Blog

http://rootofgood.com/ - Personal Finance/Early Retirement Blog

http://www.psychologytoday.com/ - Many good articles on current social psychology.

http://www.spring.org.uk/ - PsyBlog:  Blog on Social Psychology.

http://expertenough.com/ - The lost art of becoming good at things.

http://www.lifehack.org/ - Another blog on habits of successful people.


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