Favorite Books

Here is a listing of books I have either read/listened to which I have assessed as compelling and thought-provoking as well as books on my reading list to still read.  I hope you find these helpful on your journey.


Financial Allocation and Success Cases Across the Globe:

Dream Big: how the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital – Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira – Acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz by Christiane Correa

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike

Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century: The Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders by Hermann Simon

Distant Force: A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and the Man Who Created It by George Roberts (Pls note in the comments this is an expensive book.)

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


Corporate and Financial Life in America

Business Adventures by John Brooks (****New to List***)


Economic Theories:
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Economics by Paul Samuelson


Behavior Psychology Implications:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Heuristics and Biases by Daniel Kahneman

Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller


Formulating Behaviors and Habits:

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

Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns PHD  (Currently Reading)


How to Influence and Advocate to Achieve Results:
Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini

Dig Your Well Before You are Thirsty by Harvey MacKay

The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World by Harvey MacKay (Currently Reading)

Patience in Choices with application to business:
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams


History of Human Innovation:
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley


Investing Management, Controversy, Contrarian Views and Competitive Analysis:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone

Treynor on Institutional Investing by Jack L. Treynor

What Works on Wall Street by James O’Shaughnessy

Fred Schwed’s: Where are the Customers Yachts – Fred Schweds


Value Investing:
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

The Aggressive Conservative Investor by Martin Whitman

Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment by James Monitier

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Phil Fisher

Conservative Investors Sleep Well by Phil Fisher

The Superinvestors of Graham and Doddsville by Warren Buffett

Buffett Partnership Letters(1959 – 1969) by Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathway Unpublished Letters (1969 – 1976) by Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letters (1977 – present) by Warren Buffett

The Snowball and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

The Warren Buffett Way (3rd Edition) by Robert Hagstrom

Graham Newman Partnership Letters by Benjamin Graham

Value Investing and Behavioral Finance by Christopher Browne

What has Worked in Investing, Studies of Investment Approaches and Characteristics Associated with Exceptional Returns by Tweedy, Browne

Oaktree Capital: Memos From Our Chairman by Howard Marks


Private Equity and Head Funds:

The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds by Maneet Ahuja

The King of Capital: The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by David Carey and John E. Morris


Financial Planning:

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins

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