Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (2005) explains how people unconsciously develop rigid attitudes and behavioral patterns in their relationship to money that they learned from their parents – and that will determine their future wealth. It presents the key guiding principles and thought patterns that millionaires live by and anybody who wants to get rich should adopt.
The Bottom Billion (2007) focuses on the specific problems of the 50 poorest states in the world and the traps that keep them impoverished. These states are drastically behind even developing nations and are in serious need of help from wealthier nations if they are to ever achieve economic self-determination. Drawing on his original research, Collier points out the pitfalls of the conventional methods for dealing with this extreme poverty and offers unique policy recommendations that cater to the unique struggles faced by the world’s poorest nations.
The Richest Man In Babylon – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century is a series of parables set in ancient Babylon concerning financial wisdom. In these blinks you’ll find these parables distilled into modern day advice that can help you accumulate wealth.
The Origin of Wealth shows us the inadequacies of the economic theories that underpin our understanding of economics. The book argues that economic actors shouldn’t be seen as rational consumers that act on their self-interest. Rather, economics is best understood as a complex system of adaptation, similar to evolution, where products, ideas, and ideology compete for survival.
In 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our current economic approach. He explains how, despite what most economists believe, there are many things wrong with free market capitalism. As well as explaining the problems, Chang also offers possible solutions which could help us build a better, fairer world.
Happy Money (2013) explains how you can and should spend your money to maximize your happiness, through five simple principles that can be applied to your everyday life.
In The Education of a Value Investor (2014), Guy Spier recounts his transformation from greedy hedge-fund manager on Wall Street to a successful value investor. Sharing the incredible story of his career and the wisdom he acquired along the way, Spier has some surprising insights concerning, what he sees as a false choice between leading an ethical life and a financially successful one. With great admiration, Spier also names the people who were most influential to his professional life, explaining the specific effect each of them had on his mindset and career.
Author James Altucher explains that after the 2008 global economic crisis, you can’t wait to be chosen; you have to Choose Yourself. This means you have to take full responsibility for your own success and happiness by reclaiming control of your aspirations and dreams. To do this, the book gives you both tools and effective practices to stay physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy.
Economics: The User’s Guide lays out the foundational concepts of economics in an easily relatable and compelling way. Examining the history of economics as well as some critical changes to global economic institutions, this book will teach you everything you need to know about how economics works today.
The Wealth of Nations is a profoundly influential work in the study of economics and examines exactly how nations become wealthy. Adam Smith advocates that by allowing individuals to freely pursue their own self-interest in a free market, without government regulation, nations will prosper.
Job U (2015) reveals how the idea that college is for everyone will disadvantage both the individual and the workforce as a whole – and even the economy itself. These blinks explore alternative approaches to education that will help us find fulfilling and well-paying careers, proving that college isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Treasure Islands offers insight into one of the darkest parts of the financial world: tax havens. It explains how wealthy people and corporations are able to avoid paying taxes by relocating their assets offshore. Tax havens are highly damaging to all but the tiny percentage of people who can afford to use them, and they contribute to the growing gap between rich and poor.
Second Chance (2015) outlines the reasons for the growing wealth gap in the United States and offers advice on working your way up the economic ladder. It explains how you can leverage assets and debt to enjoy more financial success in your future, while lifting your nose from the daily grindstone.
The New Trading for a Living (2014) is your complete guide to getting started in trading. These blinks provide a detailed overview of a range of trading methods that will allow you to approach the market with minimum risk.
The One-Page Financial Plan (2015) makes budgeting easy: once you know why money matters to you, it’s just a matter of making sure you’ve got enough to do what you want with it, whether it’s creating a stable income or saving for the future. This simple planning solution will give you all the tools, tips and tricks you need to realize your financial dreams.
The House of Rothschild (1998) offers a detailed, insider look into the famed Rothschild family’s multinational partnership. By examining the relationships and strategies that launched the Rothschilds to success, the book demystifies this historic family, making their meteoric rise to tremendous wealth and fame much easier to understand.
Scaling Down (2005) will help you understand the impulse to accumulate more things than you actually need, and why, once you’ve acquired those things, you don’t want to let them go. With a helpful step-by-step guide, it provides effective strategies for scaling down and learning to live with less.
Start-up Wealth (2015) is your guide to better investing. From momentum investors to value investors and alternative investors, the range of angel investment strategies is broad. These blinks will help you better determine which of today’s start-ups are worth your time and cash.
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus (2013) explores society’s unhealthy relationship with money, as it transformed from a means to facilitate trade to a goal in itself. The rise of digital markets has done little to improve the situation. These blinks explore the history of money and offer practical solutions to help local communities make money work again for everyone.
The Great Escape (2013) clearly explains that humanity is doing better than ever before. But not everyone has benefited from the technological and political developments that have made our prosperity possible. By examining both historical and modern inequality, this book offers solid advice on how to close the gap.
The Hidden Wealth of Nations (2015) reveals the truth about the decades of deceitful business practices that have added to today’s economic turmoil. Trillions of dollars worldwide go untaxed, and nations put the burden on innocent citizens, which only increases economic tensions. So what can be done to stop tax evasion and get corporations to start paying their dues?
Saving Capitalism (2015) is a biting critique of the world’s economic order but also an optimistic look into how capitalism could support the common good. These blinks will teach you how and why capitalism is failing most people, and where it needs to go to do right by the majority.
Thou Shall Prosper (2009) offers a revealing look at what Jewish principles can teach us about building wealth and finding success. By adhering to these principles, one can survive and thrive in today’s volatile economy.
Buffett (1995) tells the tale of Warren Buffett, from his humble beginnings as a boy with a paper route for the Washington Post to his success as one of the newspaper’s largest shareholder. But of course, that’s not all. Today, Warren Buffett is one of the world’s wealthiest people and one of its biggest philanthropists. Find out how he got there, and how he applies his unique mix of hard work, consistency and frugality.
Success and Luck (2016) presents an unconventional look at the role chance plays in our economy. This manifesto argues that a little luck matters a lot more than we think and that ignoring this reality is what keeps us from thriving.
Millionaire (1999) tells the story of the late seventeenth-century gambler and economist John Law. While he spent his early life as a dandy in England, he went on to become a fabled financial authority and economist in continental Europe. Although Law’s ideas about economics and money briefly brought both him and the nation of France incredible wealth, it also showed the inherent danger of speculation and boom and bust economics. Despite failing in his day, several of his ideas gained currency over time and remain intrinsic parts of the modern economic system.
On Saudi Arabia (2012) gives a fascinating overview of a country rife with contradictions. Despite being immensely wealthy, Saudi Arabia is filled with people who live in abject poverty. And although on its way to being counted among the world’s most powerful countries, it has an education system that’s received execrable rankings. Add to this a liberal dose of religious fanaticism and a complex royal family and you’ll begin to see why Saudi Arabia has struggled to come to terms with itself.
On His Own Terms (2014) tells the remarkable life story of Nelson Rockefeller, who used his family’s notoriety and wealth to change the world for the better. These blinks walk you through Nelson’s life, from his involvement in the family oil business to his extended career in politics.
Investing With Impact (2015) explores how people have harnessed the power of capitalism to do good and improve society at large. As a number of ethical and philanthropic investors have shown, finance needn’t be a system of pure greed. Find out why the frequently demonized capitalist system may well be the secret to saving the world.
You Are a Badass at Making Money (2017) offers a fresh and exciting perspective on what it takes to bring home the big bucks. Yes, you too can be a money-making maestro once you improve your mind-set and understand the energy of money. So stop making excuses and fooling yourself that only evil people are rich. Unlock your inner badass and open the door to success!
The Science of Getting Rich (1910) is a self-help classic, where the author presents his guide for attaining a life of abundance. These blinks explain how to use directed thinking to attract opportunity and opulence while accomplishing anything you want.
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (1994) is the story of a trader’s rise to the top and the bad decisions that cost him a fortune. It examines the psychological and behavioral dimensions of market trading and asks why traders sometimes abandon all reason and allow losses to keep mounting until they become unmanageable. It explains not only how losses can be avoided but also why avoiding them is far more important than making money if you want to succeed.
In Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing (1998), Robert Kiyosaki lays out how rich people make investments. Drawing on the advice of his “rich dad,” a family friend who amassed great wealth, he shows that wealthy people make fundamentally different decisions to poor and middle-class people. Kiyosaki explains how you can change the way you approach financial decision making and find the path to riches.
Doughnut Economics (2017) is a call to arms for a fresh approach to economics. As inequality soars and environmental crisis looms, the book’s central question has never seemed more relevant. How can we build a just economic system that allows us to thrive while preserving the planet? A good place to start, Kate Raworth suggests, is to do away with the old myths that have shaped economic thinking for so long. Zeroing in on the doughnut-shaped “sweet spot” in which our needs can be sustainably met, this is a thought-provoking read which might just help save the world.
Everyday Millionaires (2019) draws on the biggest study on millionaires ever conducted in the US to reveal an essential truth – becoming a millionaire is something anyone can do. It doesn’t matter what your background is, how much money you make now or how lucky you happen to be – it just takes practical knowledge and a commitment to following a plan.
Capitalism and Freedom (1962) is one of the most influential discussions of the relationship between economic and political freedom to have ever been put to paper. Written at the height of the Cold War between Soviet socialism and Western capitalism, Milton Friedman argues that only free markets can guarantee liberty. His theory remains every bit as relevant and thought-provoking today as when it was first published.
The Millionaire Dropout (2013) is an inspirational how-to manual for anyone ready to increase their income and their standard of living. Based on self-made multimillionaire Vince Stanzione’s first-hand experience of bootstrapping himself to success, these blinks will guide you through the difficult but ultimately rewarding journey of turning your life around and making the most of your potential.
The AI Economy tackles the most pressing economic questions surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence. How will the development and spread of smart machines’ age affect our jobs, wages and work hours? How will it impact investment, interest rates and inequality? Acclaimed economist Roger Bootle applies his knowledge of history, technology and macroeconomics to investigate how the fourth industrial revolution will transform the global economy.
Utopia for Realists (2016) is a call to arms for a radical rethinking of life, work and how society functions. It argues that the world enjoys unprecedented wealth and material comfort but is still full of problems, from soul-destroying jobs to inequality and poverty. We have the power to solve these problems and build a better future if we embrace utopian thinking.
Winners Take All (2019) reveals the tricks and strategies used by global elites to justify preserving the status quo. It explores the ways that their endeavors to make the world a better place in fact serve to keep existing injustices and inequalities in place. And it shows how the language of change hides the role of the rich and powerful in causing the very problems they’re aiming to solve.
The Last Safe Investment (2016) flips financial planning on its head by focusing on the one thing you have full control of: yourself. Its model will teach you three disciplines that support three areas of wealth, to shore-up your earning potential and increase your daily happiness.
7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness (1985) lays out an inspiring approach to developing your full potential through discipline and action. Instead of offering get-rich-quick schemes, it reminds us that success is a direct result of our own efforts to improve ourselves. More than that, it shows that a fulfilling lifestyle is not just about wealth – it’s about getting rid of old ways of thinking and adopting a positive mindset.
Millionaire Success Habits (2016) condenses the wisdom of Dean Graziosi’s world-renowned success courses, which teach that successful people have a more positive attitude to life and employ more productive habits than average people. But you too can achieve success, by incorporating the habits that have carried others to prosperity before you! In these blinks, you’ll find insights and exercises that you can implement right now to help you seize your full potential and achieve greater levels of wealth, freedom, and fulfillment than you ever dreamed were possible.
This Could Be Our Future (2019) is a manifesto for a better tomorrow – a future world that isn’t ruled solely by money, but by all forms of value that humanity produces. Former Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler explains how our modern obsession with “financial maximization” has led society astray – bankrupting institutions, stifling innovation, and starving creativity – and what we can do to adjust our course.
Money (2019) is for everyone who spends their life working hard for money instead of having money work hard for them. These blinks provide a blueprint for financial independence and enduring wealth. They explore how your ingrained attitudes toward money may be holding you back and set out simple formulas to help you master your finances.
Real Life Money (2020) is part memoir, part financial guide. Through describing her own painful struggle with debt, author Clare Seal sets out a path for anyone wanting to get a handle on their finances. She examines the complex personal relationships that many of us have with money, as well as the social and economic factors that determine our circumstances.
Moneyland (2018) is a revealing – and worrying – examination of the lengths to which the rich and corrupt will go in order to keep their money safe. From Nevadan trusts and Angolan oil fields to Russian assassins and tropical islands, this book tracks dirty money, no matter where it goes.
Mind Over Money (2016) reveals just how much our psychological baggage and irrational associations affect the decisions we make about money. From our nostalgic affinity for bank notes to how much we save to what we spend our money on, our behavior is influenced by years of “financial socialization” that we’re often completely unaware of. By acknowledging that this behavior is usually irrational, we can create strategies to help us rewire our brains and make money work for – rather than against – us.
Millionaire Teacher (2011) explains how people with middling incomes can grow rich through clever money management. From the importance of frugality to the value of government bonds, this is a simple guide to growing wealthy on modest means.
Broke Millennial (2017) is a smart guide to personal finance, designed to help cash-strapped twenty- and thirty-somethings set themselves up for the future. Packed with simple yet effective tips and tricks, these blinks will help you stop scraping by and start thriving – financially and personally.
The Value of Debt in Building Wealth (2017) is a practical guide to managing your personal finances. Rather than condemning spending, this handbook presents strategies to make debt its own asset.
The Value of Everything (2018) presents an argument for redefining value in the economy so that we can better understand who really creates value, and who extracts it.
The Psychology of Money (2020) looks at the way money works in the real world. Financial decisions are rarely driven by the theories of economists and the neat spreadsheets of accountants. Instead, a myriad of factors, from personal history to pride and even envy, shape our decision-making. The results are often surprising – and always fascinating.
The Broken Ladder (2017) explores the psychological, physical, and social ramifications of rising inequality. As the rich get richer, it powerfully demonstrates, everyone else feels poorer, regardless of material circumstances – with devastating consequences for all.
Die with Zero (2020) explores the benefits of spending more and saving less. These blinks bust the myths that surround the concept of delayed gratification and comfortable retirement. They also explain how everyone can squeeze out more enjoyment from their money.
Get Good With Money (2021) is a ten-step guide to developing a healthy, happy relationship with your money. It focuses on building wealth through the concept of financial wholeness, which embodies constructive spending and saving habits – leading to financial security and peace of mind.
Rich Dad’s Who Took My Money? (2004) explains why the time-honored strategy of saving money, investing in mutual funds, and holding on to paper assets for the long term is all wrong. Instead, if you want to get rich quick, you need to become a power investor who combines different asset types – like real estate, businesses, and stocks – to generate a continuous cash flow.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (2020) condenses the wisdom of philosopher and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant into actionable, bite-sized chunks. Although he covers many topics, this collection of insights circles around two profound questions – how do you build wealth, and how do you find happiness? Ravikant’s answer? Both are skills that need to be practiced.
Make Money Trading Options: Short-Term Strategies for Beginners (2021) guides readers through the common pitfalls of trading stock options and arms beginner day traders with some easy-to-use tools to start trading call and put options on the stock market today. At its heart is the Test Trading Strategy, which uses virtual trading tools to single out profitable stocks each day.
21st Century Investing (2021) is a guide to ethical and responsible investment strategies. Instead of making money at the expense of our fragile social and environmental systems, you can invest in ways that will actually strengthen them – ensuring societal stability and long-term returns.
Economic Facts and Fallacies (2008) takes some common assumptions about economics and politics and reveals them as fallacies. It’s only by facing uncomfortable truths, the book argues, that we can begin to solve the problems in front of us.
We Should All Be Millionaires (2021) shows how women can attain financial success by casting off impostor syndrome and demanding that they be paid what they’re really worth. Here, you’ll learn how the ability to earn, save, and manage money has been denied to women – and why that’s a bad thing for the world as a whole.
Tax-Free Wealth (2012) takes the mystery out of taxes. It offers priceless insights on taxes and tax planning that you can use to ultimately build your wealth. Drawing from professional experience and a deep understanding of tax law, it breaks down the principles and rules underlying the best financial planning, and shows you how the laws are there to help you save your money.
Nothing But Net (2021) is a practical guide to tech stock-picking for investors. Based on his years of experience as a Wall Street tech analyst, Mahaney outlines the dos and don’ts of choosing companies to invest in. Although the world of stocks is unpredictable, there are proven methods that any investor can use to become more successful.
Just Keep Buying (2022) is a no-nonsense guide to personal finance that delights in busting myths and dispelling old clichés. Tackling all-important questions like saving and investing, it digs into the psychology behind money and provides a realistic guide to making sound financial decisions.
Two and Twenty (2022) provides an up-close-and-personal account of the mysterious world of private equity. It gives insights into this unique branch of the finance sector and explains what sets it apart from other investment models.
Goals-Based Investing (2022) explains how the wealth management industry is transforming, how modern portfolio theory is no longer considered modern, and how product evolution and regulatory changes are making it easier for investors and advisors to access market segments that were once the exclusive domain of large institutes.
Buy This, Not That (2022) is your ultimate guide to achieving financial independence and freedom. It tells you what to buy, how much to spend, and how to make the most of your money.
Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard (2013) is a guide to the SEPA (Specific Entry Point Analysis) investment methodology. It navigates you through managing risk, maximizing profits, and, most importantly, having faith in your own ability. You don’t have to be a professional to get started in the stock market – in fact, your status as a lay investor might actually be your biggest strength.
Redefine Wealth for Yourself (2020) takes a faith-based, holistic approach to what it means to be wealthy. It asserts that while wealth is a much bigger concept than personal finance, that aspect comes with ease once you’ve effectively addressed the five other “Pillars of Wealth.”
Smart Women Finish Rich (1998) is a guide to financial empowerment. The personal finance classic walks readers through everything from saving to investing to – ultimately – building a values-based life and funding your dreams.
We Were Liars (2014) is the suspenseful story of the wealthy, carefree Sinclair family and the tragic event that exposes the cracks in their perfect facade – as told by an unreliable narrator, Cadence Sinclair.
The Millionaire Fastlane (2011) challenges conventional wisdom about accumulating wealth and presents an alternative roadmap to financial independence. As opposed to taking the “Slowlane” approach of saving and investing over decades, it argues that investors should instead seize opportunities in entrepreneurship that can lead to rapid wealth accumulation. It covers key principles such as creating scalable businesses, taking calculated risks, and leveraging time to achieve financial freedom more quickly.
Baby Steps Millionaires (2022) is a straightforward, practical guide to how anyone can become a millionaire. It lays out seven simple steps that you can follow to get yourself out of debt, grow your net worth, and improve your life.
How to Attract Money (1959) is a classic handbook on how to grow your wealth and enrichen your life spiritually, mentally and materially. It shows how, by training your mind and your subconscious, you can gear yourself toward a life of abundance and fulfillment.
The Great Money Reset (2023) is a plain-talking, practically focused handbook aimed at empowering everyday people to take the financial steps necessary to build their dream lives. Simple strategies explain how to bring your financial life into alignment with your values, desires, and dreams, to put a truly fulfilling life within reach.
Love Your Life, Not Theirs (2016) looks at the pervasive issue of financial comparison, with a focus on personal values, informed spending and sustainable money habits. It encourages an authentic lifestyle, advocating for financial stability through debt-avoidance and saving for the future, rather than through striving to keep up with others’ expectations.
The Four Pillars of Investing (2002) presents an accessible, evidence-based approach to investing success. The book examines how avoiding emotional biases and impulsive actions enables harnessing the market's wealth-generating power. Bernstein argues that integrating insights from financial science, psychology, and history offers individual investors their best chance at building lifelong prosperity.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) offers a deep dive into the historical trends and dynamics of income and wealth inequality. Drawing from centuries of data, it examines how capital concentration perpetuates inequality and proposes bold solutions to address this growing divide.
You Were Born Rich (2007) delves into the idea that every person is born with the potential and capacity to lead a rich life, not just in terms of financial wealth but in all areas of life. Inner beliefs and mindsets shape external experiences, and by transforming these inner structures, one can truly realize their innate potential. Every person has the innate capability to manifest their desires and create the life they dream of.
The Warren Buffett Way (2013) chronicles the unprecedented success of one of the world’s greatest investors. From his first $120 investment to his ultimate $120 billion net worth, it focuses on the history and strategies of the man who seemed to do the impossible: beat the market.
You Will Own Nothing (2023) challenges you to confront a possible future where global elites dictate what you do and don’t have. Dive into an investigation of the forces striving to reshape our very notions of ownership, and discover strategies to ensure your autonomy and assets aren't just safe but thriving. Brace yourself: it's time to redefine your future.
The Simple Path to Wealth (2016) navigates the intricate world of investing, presenting clear and direct strategies for financial success. By demystifying money's role it reveals the authentic mechanics of the stock market, and offers a straightforward method to avoid financial snares, all while emphasizing the power of simplicity in wealth building.
Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement (2019) is a roadmap to financial freedom through diversified income streams like real estate, stocks, and other forms of passive income. As traditional retirement plans become outdated, financial independence emerges as the new goal. Discover the tools to craft your prosperous financial narrative.
Unscripted (2017) exposes societal norms and stories that often trap individuals in unfulfilling lives, mediocrity, and financial dependency. It emphasizes entrepreneurship as a vehicle for breaking free from these constraints, and provides principles for creating a business that generates explosive wealth and life-changing outcomes.