The best 81 Investments books

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing

Robert T. Kiyosaki
What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
4.3 (620 ratings)

What's Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing about?

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.

Who should read Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing?

  • People who want to grow rich through investment and business
  • Students and employees considering starting a business
  • Fans of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The Intelligent Investor

The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham and comments by Jason Zweig
The Definitive Book on Value Investing
4.4 (975 ratings)

What's The Intelligent Investor about?

The Intelligent Investor offers sound advice on investing from a trustworthy source – Benjamin Graham, an investor who flourished after the financial crash of 1929. Having learned from his own mistakes, the author lays out exactly what it takes to become a successful investor in any environment.

Who should read The Intelligent Investor?

  • Anyone who wants to invest, but doesn’t want to risk losing it all
  • Investors who want to improve their performance
  • Anyone who wants be able to control his emotions in order to put all energy into investing

High Performance Habits

High Performance Habits

Brendon Burchard
How Extraordinary People Become That Way
4.6 (875 ratings)

What's High Performance Habits about?

High Performance Habits (2017) explores the six habits that can turn an ordinary person into an extraordinarily productive one. Performance coach Brendon Burchard draws on the data and statistics from one of the largest studies of the world’s most productive people ever conducted to explore their habits and find out what makes them tick.

“Burchard’s research into the habits of high performers across the globe unearths some fascinating and practical insights. For example, did you know that you’ll be more motivated to do something if you think you’re doing it for someone else’s sake?” – Ben H, Head of Content at Blinkist

Who should read High Performance Habits?

  • Workers who wish to improve job performance
  • Students interested in the habits of extraordinary people
  • Readers who want to be healthier and happier

The NFT Handbook

The NFT Handbook

Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry
How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens
4.5 (622 ratings)

What's The NFT Handbook about?

The NFT Handbook (2022) is your go-to guide to “non-fungible tokens” – a new kind of digital asset that’s changing the way we think about ownership in the internet age. Written by two leading experts on NFTs, this explainer covers everything from how NFTs work to how you can enter this booming global market.

Who should read The NFT Handbook?

  • Crypto enthusiasts 
  • Self-starters and entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone wondering what the NFT hype is all about

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker
Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
4.3 (320 ratings)

What's Secrets of the Millionaire Mind about?

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.


Who should read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind?

  • Anyone interested in the secrets to accruing wealth
  • Anyone who wants to see a steady rise in their fortune in the long term


The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door

Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
4.0 (332 ratings)

What's The Millionaire Next Door about?

Drawing from personal interviews, The Millionaire Next Door (1996) reveals that many millionaires’ daily lives are a far cry from the stereotype of luxury cars, mansions and private jets. Yet this book also disproves the belief that becoming a millionaire is difficult – anyone can learn not only how to become rich but also stay rich.

Who should read The Millionaire Next Door?

  • People who want to become wealthy
  • Millionaires struggling to hold on to their cash
  • Social scientists studying the habits of affluent people

Smart Women Finish Rich

Smart Women Finish Rich

David Bach
A Proven Roadmap to Financial Security & Living the Life You Want
3.6 (49 ratings)

What's Smart Women Finish Rich about?

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. 

Who should read Smart Women Finish Rich?

  • Anyone intimidated by personal finance
  • Young women starting out in their careers
  • Individuals approaching retirement

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

Robert T. Kiyosaki
Why Slow Investors Lose and Fast Money Wins!
4.4 (330 ratings)

What's Rich Dad's Who Took My Money? about?

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. 

Who should read Rich Dad's Who Took My Money??

  • Anyone worried about their financial future
  • Investors and real estate professionals
  • People looking to escape the daily grind



Tony Robbins
Your Financial Freedom Playbook
4.1 (252 ratings)

What's Unshakeable about?

Unshakeable (2017) is a helpful beginner's guide to navigating the murky waters of today’s financial markets. You’ll discover practical rules and a series of core principles that will put you on the right path to making smart investments and improving your financial well-being. Don’t be afraid of the stock market; rather, put it to work for you and your future.

Who should read Unshakeable?

  • People worried about the future of the financial markets
  • Parents who want to create security for their families
  • Young people interested in how to start investing



Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
4.2 (126 ratings)

What's Bold about?

Bold (2015) is a guide to creating wealth by using today’s most impactful, cutting-edge tools: exponential technologies. Using real-life examples and step-by-step guides, the blinks explore how to transform start-up concepts into billion-dollar companies.

Who should read Bold?

  • Anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship
  • Anyone who wants to positively impact the world and make money doing it

Financial Intelligence

Financial Intelligence

Karen Berman + Joe Knight with John Case
A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
3.2 (103 ratings)

What's Financial Intelligence about?

Financial Intelligence (2013) is an accessible handbook that helps managers and decision makers interpret financial data and understand its importance.

Who should read Financial Intelligence?

  • Managers who want to become more financially literate
  • Decision makers seeking to improve their company’s financial results
  • Anyone who’s confused by cash flow statements

The Snowball

The Snowball

Alice Schroeder
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
4.6 (362 ratings)

What's The Snowball about?

"By age eleven he’d saved up $120, which was a whole lot of money in 1941. He used that money to make his first investment. He bought six shares of the company Cities Service Preferred – three for him and three for his sister Doris."

The Snowball (2008) offers a revealing look at the life and times of one of modern America’s most fascinating men: Warren Buffett. Find out how this shy and awkward man earned his first million dollars and how following a few fundamental rules enabled him to become the world’s wealthiest man.

This is a Blinkist staff pick

“Warren Buffet is one of those people who seems to have a magic touch. It’s almost as if he’s aware of certain universal secrets that nobody else is privy to! I love learning more about what made him so successful (he memorized textbooks?!) and trying to figure out what makes him tick.” – Ben S., Head of Audio at Blinkist

Who should read The Snowball?

  • Investors
  • Philanthropists
  • Anyone looking for an inspiring story

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason
Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
4.4 (555 ratings)

What's The Richest Man in Babylon about?

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.

Who should read The Richest Man in Babylon?

  • Students of finance and business
  • Anyone interested in getting back to the essentials of financial planning and investing profitably
  • Anyone who wants to find out about the secrets of the ages – or common sense that has never become common knowledge

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett

Mary Buffett with Sean Seah
Buffett’s techniques of Value Investing and his proven strategies for long-term success
4.7 (365 ratings)

What's 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett about?

7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett (2019) offers a handy breakdown of the most fundamental secrets of investing like a pro. Many of the tips it provides delve into the basic principles of value investing. This approach has long been Warren Buffett’s go-to methodology for determining which businesses to invest in.

Who should read 7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett?

  • Anyone interested in making sound investment decisions
  • Investors looking for tips
  • Those looking to break into the investment game

More Money Than God

More Money Than God

Sebastian Mallaby
Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
4.3 (70 ratings)

What's More Money Than God about?

More Money Than God takes a critical look at hedge funds, the powerful and often mysterious organizations that have a huge impact on global finance and our day-to-day lives. By looking back at the history of this influential investment practice, it reveals how hedge funds developed and how they operate today.

Who should read More Money Than God?

  • Students of economics and history
  • Anyone who’s working in the financial industry
  • Anyone who wants to understand hedge funds and financial markets

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Mark Minervini
How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market
4.2 (199 ratings)

What's Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard about?

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. 

Who should read Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard?

  • Anyone curious about how to get started in trading
  • Stock market geeks
  • Seasoned wealth managers 

How I Invest My Money

How I Invest My Money

Edited by Joshua Brown and Brian Portnoy
Finance Experts Reveal How They Save, Spend, and Invest
4.1 (197 ratings)

What's How I Invest My Money about?

How I Invest My Money (2020) isn’t about the right way of planning your financial future. Instead, it offers a rare insight into what financial industry insiders do with their own money. So how do the pros play the market? Well, it turns out there’s no single answer to that question. How people invest depends on who they are and what kind of values and goals they have.

Who should read How I Invest My Money?

  • Savers looking to invest their nest eggs
  • Would-be retirees
  • Financial greenhorns

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Jeremy C. Miller
Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor
4.3 (430 ratings)

What's Warren Buffett's Ground Rules about?

Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules (2016) is a study of the investment strategy of the world’s fourth-richest man, a billionaire many times over. By analyzing the semi-annual letters Buffett sent to partners in the fund he managed from 1956 to 1970, author Jeremy C. Miller isolates key strategies that investors can use to play the stock market to their financial advantage.

Who should read Warren Buffett's Ground Rules?

  • Anyone who can quote Gordon Gekko from Wall Street
  • Gamblers wanting to dip their toes into the stock market
  • Nostalgists for the economic glory days of the 1980s and 1990s

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

John C. Bogle
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
4.4 (304 ratings)

What's The Little Book of Common Sense Investing about?

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing provides a detailed overview of two different investment options: actively managed funds and index funds. These blinks explain why it's better to your money in a low-cost index fund instead of making risky, high-cost investments in wheeling-and-dealing mutual funds.

Who should read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing?

  • Anyone who wants to invest their money better
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how investing works

A Wealth of Common Sense

A Wealth of Common Sense

Ben Carlson
Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan
4.1 (112 ratings)

What's A Wealth of Common Sense about?

A Wealth of Common Sense (2015) reveals how sound decisions can lead you to long-term success as an investor. These blinks provide the tips that every investor should know from the outset and explain how you can create a diverse, consistent strategy that will stand the test of time.

Who should read A Wealth of Common Sense?

  • Investors who have suffered since the financial crisis
  • New investors feeling a little lost
  • Readers unsure about whether they should start investing

The Last Safe Investment

The Last Safe Investment

Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin
Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever
4.2 (222 ratings)

What's The Last Safe Investment about?

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.

Who should read The Last Safe Investment?

  • Anxious savers seeking greater financial security
  • Professionals wanting to expand their earning potential
  • Investors looking for new ways to build assets

One Up On Wall Street

One Up On Wall Street

Peter Lynch
How to Use what You Already Know to Make Money in the Market
4.4 (252 ratings)

What's One Up On Wall Street about?

One Up On Wall Street (2000) is the amateur guide to investing in the stock market successfully. From why professional investors fall short when picking stocks, to how to identify great investment prospects, One Up On Wall Street shares simple yet effective advice for achieving financial success. 

Who should read One Up On Wall Street?

  • Amateur investors looking for success in the stock market
  • Finance professionals who want to learn from a leading expert
  • Anyone interested in how investments work

Just Keep Buying

Just Keep Buying

Nick Maggiulli
Proven ways to save money and build your wealth
4.2 (457 ratings)

What's Just Keep Buying about?

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. 

Who should read Just Keep Buying?

  • Would-be savers 
  • Guilty spenders
  • Future investors

Tax-Free Wealth

Tax-Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright
How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes
4.3 (313 ratings)

What's Tax-Free Wealth about?

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.

Who should read Tax-Free Wealth?

  • Business owners and investors who are frustrated to see their income lost to taxes
  • Tax haters who find themselves dreading tax season every year
  • The financially ambitious who want to earn a lot – and save a lot more

Millennial Money

Millennial Money

Patrick O’Shaughnessy
How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune
3.9 (137 ratings)

What's Millennial Money about?

Although technological advances have made it easier than ever to invest in the stock market, today’s Millennials (young adults born between 1980 and 2000) tend to be risk-averse. But this kind of thinking is misguided. Given that benefits like Social Security and retirement pensions are imperiled, it has never been more important for young people to start investing in their future financial security.

Who should read Millennial Money?

  • The “Millennial” generation
  • Anyone who wants to become a successful investor
  • Anyone who wants to build a secure financial future

How to Make Money in Stocks

How to Make Money in Stocks

William J. O'Neil
A Winning System in Good Times and Bad
4.4 (299 ratings)

What's How to Make Money in Stocks about?

How to Make Money in Stocks (1988, new edition 2008) is a guide to building wealth in the stock market, with proven tips for finding winning stocks and avoiding losers. By learning from the past, How to Make Money in Stocks shows us how to spot telltale patterns in unpredictable markets and profit from them.

Who should read How to Make Money in Stocks?

  • Rookies looking to invest for the first time
  • Experienced traders in search of new tips
  • Anyone interested in the mysterious workings of the market

Outsmarting the Crowd

Outsmarting the Crowd

Bogumil K. Baranowski
A Value Investor’s Guide to Starting, Building, and Keeping a Family Fortune
4.3 (75 ratings)

What's Outsmarting the Crowd about?

Outsmarting the Crowd (2015) is a stellar beginner’s guide to investing. These blinks will give you all the knowledge you need to get started investing. Just don’t expect to get rich overnight: good investing is all about patience, discipline and rationality.

Who should read Outsmarting the Crowd?

  • Students of business or finance
  • Anyone who wants a first glimpse into the world of investing
  • Anyone looking for a plan to grow their wealth

Make Money Trading Options

Make Money Trading Options

Michael Sincere
Short-Term Strategies for Beginners
3.9 (237 ratings)

What's Make Money Trading Options about?

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.

Who should read Make Money Trading Options?

  • Aspiring stock traders looking to increase their wealth
  • Investment newcomers curious about options
  • Economics enthusiasts

Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
4.2 (292 ratings)

What's Your Money or Your Life about?

Your Money or Your Life (1992) is a nine-step guide to taking control of your finances – so you can enjoy your life rather than just make a living. You’ll learn how to adjust your attitude toward your money and time, get out of debt, start saving, and ultimately reach Financial Independence. 

Who should read Your Money or Your Life?

  • Anyone who wants to live intentionally
  • College students seeking positive spending habits
  • Furloughed workers

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

Joel Greenblatt
A classic of finance literature
4.4 (162 ratings)

What's The Little Book That Still Beats the Market about?

Want to invest your hard-earned cash in something that’ll pay real dividends? Not sure how to negotiate the mumbo-jumbo of the financial world? The Little Book That Still Beats the Market is a New York Times bestseller that introduces and explains a simple formula that enables anyone to make above-average returns on the stock market.

Who should read The Little Book That Still Beats the Market?

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about stock market investment
  • Anyone who wants to play the stock market successfully
  • Anyone who is tired of getting poor results from financial experts

Stop. Think. Invest.

Stop. Think. Invest.

Michael Bailey
​​A Behavioral Finance Framework for Optimizing Investment Portfolios
3.9 (295 ratings)

What's Stop. Think. Invest. about?

Stop. Think. Invest. (2022) takes a look at behavioral economics, a field of study that explores the roles of human emotion and behavior in financial decision-making. It examines how people’s unconscious biases and inherent aversions influence their decisions in every aspect of the investment process.

Who should read Stop. Think. Invest.?

  • Anyone curious about the field of behavioral economics
  • Investors who’d like to make better decisions
  • Would-be financiers interested in making their first investment

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

Peter Lynch
A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business
4.2 (227 ratings)

What's Learn to Earn about?

Learn to Earn (1995) is a beginner’s guide to investing. It gives novice investors information about the history of capitalism and advice on how to pick investments and choose stocks.

Who should read Learn to Earn?

  • High schoolers who are interested in finance 
  • People of any age who want to learn about investing
  • Anyone interested in the stock market

The Geometry of Wealth

The Geometry of Wealth

Brian Portnoy
How to Shape a Life of Money and Meaning
4.2 (199 ratings)

What's The Geometry of Wealth about?

The Geometry of Wealth (2018) is a practical guide to managing your finances. Packed with financial wisdom and hands-on money-management tips, these blinks also look at the larger, philosophical questions around abundance. Author Brian Portnoy argues that material and spiritual planning go hand in hand. Take care of both and you’ll achieve true wealth.

Who should read The Geometry of Wealth?

  • Investors and savers
  • Folks looking to beat the debt trap
  • Consultants and financial planners

Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home

Ilona Bray
Nolo's Essential Guide
4.1 (81 ratings)

What's Buying Your First Home about?

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (2014) tells you everything you need to know when you’re in the real estate market for the first time. These blinks lay out the dos and don’ts of buying your first home, from getting a successful inspection, to negotiating the price and making the right offer.

Who should read Buying Your First Home?

  • Tenants tired of wasting their money on rent and ready to buy their first home
  • Potential investors with money to put into real estate
  • Anyone who wants to avoid the most common mistakes when buying property

Makers and Takers

Makers and Takers

Rana Foroohar
The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
4.1 (53 ratings)

What's Makers and Takers about?

Makers and Takers (2016) investigates the role of finance in the 2008 crisis and subsequent recession. From the Great Depression onward, these blinks trace the history of loose regulation and blurred boundaries between commercial and investment banking, while highlighting the role of banks, businesses and politicians in the crisis. They also suggest actions the powerful can take to kickstart reform.

Who should read Makers and Takers?

  • Readers curious about the historical background of the 2008 crisis
  • Students of economics and finance
  • Young couples, families and professionals considering their prospects for mortgages and pensions



Mary Buffett
The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The World's Most Famous Investor
4.5 (176 ratings)

What's Buffettology about?

Buffettology (1997) gives an insider’s perspective on Warren Buffett’s investment techniques, revealing certain strategies for the very first time. From learning when to purchase a stock to pinpointing the most profitable businesses, Buffettology offers detailed tips and methods from the most famous investor in the world.

Who should read Buffettology?

  • Budding Buffettologists
  • Investors and speculators of any kind
  • Anyone interested in getting their finances in order

Millionaire Teacher

Millionaire Teacher

Andrew Hallam
The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
4.4 (182 ratings)

What's Millionaire Teacher about?

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.

Who should read Millionaire Teacher?

  • Middle-income workers looking to grow wealthy
  • Financial novices who want a simple guide to investing
  • Anyone who needs to start saving for retirement

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

Philip A. Fischer
Improve your investment strategy
4.2 (141 ratings)

What's Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings about?

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits gives you all the information you need to make smart investments, regardless of your investment style. Whether you’re looking for huge profits or simply to maintain existing funds, this book shows you the path to success.

Who should read Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings?

  • Investment advisors and financial consultants
  • Students of finance or economics
  • Stock market investors who want to improve their investment strategy

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate

Brian Murray
How a Small Investor Can Make It Big
4.2 (125 ratings)

What's Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate about?

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate (2017) provides a peek at the secrets behind the author’s phenomenal success in the real-estate market. Full of readily applicable advice for prospective investors, the book will also help established property owners make the most of their real estate. Along the way, the author shares examples from his many years working in the industry.

Who should read Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate?

  • Budding investors considering buying commercial real estate or apartments
  • Anyone looking for tips on starting a successful small business
  • Real-estate novices who want to know more about the industry

Rule #1

Rule #1

Phil Town
The Simple Strategy For Successful Investing In Only 15 Minutes Every Week
4.4 (131 ratings)

What's Rule #1 about?

Investing isn’t just for experts. Really, anyone can become a savvy investor without even studying finance. Rule #1 teaches you all the specific qualities to look for in a company, along with some simple calculations you can make yourself in order to choose the most promising stocks.

Who should read Rule #1?

  • Anyone searching for a safe way to make money through clever investments
  • Novices who want to learn more about finance

The New Trading for a Living

The New Trading for a Living

Dr. Alexander Elder
Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management
4.3 (136 ratings)

What's The New Trading for a Living about?

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.

Who should read The New Trading for a Living?

  • Those interested in alternative investment opportunities
  • People studying finance or working in the financial sector
  • Anyone who wants to start trading and earn a living doing it

The Heart of the Deal

The Heart of the Deal

Anthony Lolli
How to Invest and Negotiate like a Real-Estate Mogul
3.8 (38 ratings)

What's The Heart of the Deal about?

The Heart of the Deal (2017) offers ambitious real estate agents guidance on how to make it in the industry. It’s packed with examples from the author’s own experiences so that you too can learn how to win over clients and achieve similar levels of success.

We’re thrilled to announce that the author has worked together with Blinkist to create this book-in-blinks for you.

Who should read The Heart of the Deal?

  • Agents in the real estate industry
  • Entrepreneurs who want to build their client base
  • People interested in improving their sales tactics

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise

Nate Silver
Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't
4.3 (113 ratings)

What's The Signal and the Noise about?

The Signal and the Noise explains why so many expert predictions today fail spectacularly, and what statistical and probability tools are more up to the task of predicting real-world phenomena.

Who should read The Signal and the Noise?

  • Anyone whose job involves making predictions or forecasts
  • Anyone who wants to know why the economy is so difficult to predict

We Should All Be Millionaires

We Should All Be Millionaires

Rachel Rodgers
Change Your Thinking, Build Bank, and Claim Your Independence
4.0 (476 ratings)

What's We Should All Be Millionaires about?

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.

Who should read We Should All Be Millionaires?

  • Women looking to empower themselves with wealth
  • Those looking to found companies of their own
  • Any woman who has been underpaid and overworked



Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
4.5 (185 ratings)

What's Blitzscaling about?

Blitzscaling (2018) looks at a revolutionary development in the business world – one that’s so unprecedented, a new word had to be invented for it. It’s the process whereby companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon began as small, scrappy start-ups and then rapidly ballooned into world-conquering giants within just a few years. What’s their secret? In a word: blitzscaling. And that, as the title suggests, is what this book is all about.

Who should read Blitzscaling?

  • Start-up dreamers who want to follow in the footsteps of tech-industry giants
  • Investors who want to cash in on the industry’s up-and-coming giants
  • People who have to live in a world shaped by those giants – namely, everyone!

Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger

Tren Griffin
The Complete Investor
4.3 (158 ratings)

What's Charlie Munger about?

Charlie Munger (2015) is your guide to understanding the strategies and principles that for years have guided Warren Buffett’s financial partner, Charlie Munger, considered one of the world’s most successful investors. These blinks introduce you to the Graham value investing system that Munger uses, explain the importance of patience and courage, and show you how to make smart decisions using interdisciplinary knowledge.

Who should read Charlie Munger?

  • New investors looking for guidance
  • Readers curious how investors like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger became so successful
  • Students examining investment strategies and philosophies

The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

Howard Marks
Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
4.2 (133 ratings)

What's The Most Important Thing about?

In The Most Important Thing, Howard Marks outlines the sometimes controversial investment philosophy that he developed and honed through many years of market experience. In his view, successful investment requires us to pay thoughtful attention to many different aspects of the current market, and too often use that information to counter the predominant trends.

Who should read The Most Important Thing?

  • Anyone who wants to earn a profit through investing
  • Anyone who wants to understand how financial markets work

Mastering the Market Cycle

Mastering the Market Cycle

Howard Marks
Getting the Odds on Your Side
4.2 (121 ratings)

What's Mastering the Market Cycle about?

Mastering the Market Cycle (2018) tackles a subject that’s often misunderstood, ignored or both: financial cycles. It not only explains what cycles are, how they tend to act and what influences them, but how best to position yourself within them to deal with risk and the current market environment. Along the way, it discusses multiple recent financial cycles, teasing out the lessons that can be learned from each.

Who should read Mastering the Market Cycle?

  • Aspiring investors wondering how to choose their assets
  • People who’ve already made investments
  • Investors trying to gain a competitive edge

Poor Charlie's Almanack

Poor Charlie's Almanack

Peter D. Kaufman
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
4.3 (231 ratings)

What's Poor Charlie's Almanack about?

Poor Charlie’s Almanack (2005) delves into the life and investment philosophies of one of the world’s most reclusive billionaires: Charles Munger. As vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Munger has been instrumental in investment decisions that have yielded profits in the billions of dollars. But Munger isn’t only interested in money. In these blinks, you’ll learn about his inspiring ethical investment philosophy, how he espouses the importance of paying taxes, and how he is a devoted philanthropist, donating money to educational institutions and causes like Planned Parenthood.

Who should read Poor Charlie's Almanack?

  • Investors wanting some tips about how to pick the most lucrative stock 
  • Economic historians interested in the career of one of the most successful capitalists of our time
  • Psychology buffs curious about the mental processes behind investment decisions

21st Century Investing

21st Century Investing

William Burckart and Steven D. Lydenberg
Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change
3.4 (185 ratings)

What's 21st Century Investing about?

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. 

Who should read 21st Century Investing?

  • Investors wondering how to square profitability with social justice 
  • Anyone curious about the future of investment strategy
  • Savers hoping to future-proof their investments in an increasingly uncertain world



James Moore
A Beginner's Guide to Dropshipping – How to Make Money Online and Build Your Own Online Business
4.2 (80 ratings)

What's Dropshipping about?

Dropshipping (2018) is a handy, straightforward guide to setting up your own e-commerce empire with minimal investment and overhead. This brief manual gives a detailed overview on operating an online retail business and the benefits of doing so.

Who should read Dropshipping?

  • Novice business people interested in getting into online retail 
  • Ambitious entrepreneurs keen to cultivate passive income 
  • Anyone curious about operating an online business

Goals-based Investing

Goals-based Investing

Tony Davidow
A Visionary Framework for Wealth Management
4.0 (132 ratings)

What's Goals-based Investing about?

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.

Who should read Goals-based Investing?

  • Financial advisors who are lifelong learners
  • High- and Ultra-high-net-worth investors and families
  • Anyone interested in how goals-based investing works

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Lawrence A. Cunningham
The Enduring Value of Values
4.2 (59 ratings)

What's Berkshire Beyond Buffett about?

Berkshire Beyond Buffett (2014) reveals the core values that define Berkshire Hathaway’s corporate culture as established by its founder, Warren Buffett. The book goes on to prove that the investment company’s unique view of investing and operating will ensure its success even after Buffett’s passing.

Who should read Berkshire Beyond Buffett?

  • Financial professionals or traders interested in Berkshire Hathaway’s success
  • Entrepreneurs, business owners and company managers
  • Fans of Warren Buffett and his investing strategies

Nothing But Net

Nothing But Net

Mark Mahaney
10 Timeless Lessons for Picking Tech Stocks
4.2 (138 ratings)

What's Nothing But Net about?

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.

Who should read Nothing But Net?

  • New investors who want to start investing in tech stocks
  • Experienced investors keen to improve their stock-picking strategy
  • Anyone curious about successful tech companies like Amazon and Netflix

The Laws of Wealth

The Laws of Wealth

Daniel Crosby
Psychology and the secret to investing success
4.3 (173 ratings)

What's The Laws of Wealth about?

The Laws of Wealth (2016) is an insightful guide to understanding how our irrational behavior can get in the way of making good investment decisions. Using insights from the field of behavioral psychology, Daniel Crosby identifies key human weaknesses that can sabotage our investments, such as overestimating our abilities and panicking in the face of risk. He then presents practical and effective strategies that we can adopt to become better investors.

Who should read The Laws of Wealth?

  • Investors wanting to learn how to spot their behavioral blind spots
  • Psychology buffs interested in how emotions influence how people spend money
  • Anyone who is weighing up the benefits of hiring a financial advisor

Two and Twenty

Two and Twenty

Sachin Khajuria
How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win
4.5 (365 ratings)

What's Two and Twenty about?

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.

Who should read Two and Twenty?

  • Newly minted finance professionals with million-dollar aspirations
  • Cynics wondering whether private equity partners deserve their wealth
  • Anyone curious about the role private equity plays in their retirement funds

The Dao of Capital

The Dao of Capital

Mark Spitznagel
Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
4.4 (69 ratings)

What's The Dao of Capital about?

The Dao of Capital takes the reader on a journey from ancient China to nineteenth and twentieth century Vienna, to modern, globalized markets. Using a multitude of examples, it outlines the approach of “roundabout investing” or “Austrian investing,” which is based on ancient Daoist wisdom of “gaining by losing.” See how strategic investing, rather than rapid and rushed investing, can lead you to great financial success.

Who should read The Dao of Capital?

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in wise investing
  • Anyone who wants to see how Daoist wisdom can be applied to markets

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
4.3 (109 ratings)

What's Dollars and Sense about?

We use money every day to take care of bills and purchase the things we need to get by in life, yet rarely seem to think rationally about spending it. Dollars and Sense (2017) explores the irrational human nature that leads to bad spending habits, why we’re so bad at saving money and how to resolve this all too human shortcoming.

Who should read Dollars and Sense?

  • People who struggle to manage their money
  • Bargain hunters
  • Young people thinking about saving



Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
The Art and Science of Prediction
4.0 (115 ratings)

What's Superforecasting about?

Based on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament, Superforecasting (2015) describes how to make your predictions more accurate, whether you’re trying to anticipate changes in the stock market, politics or daily life.

Who should read Superforecasting?

  • Those curious about how forecasting works
  • Critical thinkers
  • Businesspeople wanting to improve their predictions

The FALCON Method

The FALCON Method

David Solyomi
A Proven System for Building Passive Income and Wealth Through Stock Investing
4.3 (130 ratings)

What's The FALCON Method about?

The FALCON Method (2017) offers up a precise, numbers-driven investment strategy perfect for the casual investor. The FALCON Method helps investors evaluate a set of assets to find the best opportunities, doing so by using reliable financial indicators and a structured approach designed to limit psychological bias.

Who should read The FALCON Method?

  • People looking to build their wealth
  • Those desiring a reliable passive income
  • Casual investors in search of a structured process

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul
The story of a man who lost it all
4.4 (91 ratings)

What's What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars about?

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.

Who should read What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars?

  • Traders who want to understand how psychology might affect their decision-making
  • People who want to understand how we rationalize and justify loss
  • Anyone interested in getting rich by trading

The Behavioral Investor

The Behavioral Investor

Daniel Crosby
Discover how your behavior is subconsciously impacting your investments
4.3 (120 ratings)

What's The Behavioral Investor about?

The Behavioral Investor (2018) explores the subconscious thought patterns and emotions that influence financial investors. Author Daniel Crosby provides insight and guidance that will help you overcome your natural inclinations so that you can make better financial decisions.

Who should read The Behavioral Investor?

  • Financial investors who want to achieve better results
  • Aspiring traders developing financial strategies
  • Anyone with an interest in psychology

The Spider Network

The Spider Network

David Enrich
The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
4.3 (69 ratings)

What's The Spider Network about?

The Spider Network (2017) tells the fascinating story of Tom Hayes, the man who took the fall for the banking industry’s secret habit of manipulating interest rates. It’s a tale of what happens when traders, brokers and bank executives are allowed to operate without oversight.

Who should read The Spider Network?

  • Traders, brokers and anyone interested in the stock market
  • Investors hoping to avoid getting fleeced
  • Fans of a good corporate crime story

Winning Now, Winning Later

Winning Now, Winning Later

David M. Cote
How Companies Can Succeed in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term
4.2 (36 ratings)

What's Winning Now, Winning Later about?

Winning Now, Winning Later (2020) shows the path to lasting business success. Drawing from David Cote’s experience turning around a Fortune 500 multinational, it explains that choosing between short-term and long-term success is a false choice – a successful business can and must operate with both in mind.

Who should read Winning Now, Winning Later?

  • Business leaders of leaders
  • Managers looking to set a culture
  • Process optimizers

Venture Deals

Venture Deals

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
4.1 (81 ratings)

What's Venture Deals about?

Venture Deals offers insider insights into the mechanisms that govern venture capital deals as well as tricks that will help you get the most out of negotiations with investors. It lays out the nuts and bolts of venture capital deals in a way that is both easily understood and will give you an edge at the negotiations table.

Who should read Venture Deals?

  • First-time entrepreneurs who want to take their company to the next level
  • Experienced entrepreneurs who want to hone their negotiating skills
  • Anyone who needs financial resources to turn his or her great idea into a business

When Genius Failed

When Genius Failed

Roger Lowenstein
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
4.2 (65 ratings)

What's When Genius Failed about?

When Genius Failed (2001) follows the rise and fall of Long-Term Capital Management, the world’s largest ever investment fund. The book reveals uncomfortable truths about the nature of investment and the fragility of the models we use to assess risk.

Who should read When Genius Failed?

  • Anyone interested or working in investment banking
  • Anyone interested in risk calculation
  • Anyone thinking about investing in a hedge fund

The Education of a Value Investor

The Education of a Value Investor

Guy Spier
My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment
4.3 (127 ratings)

What's The Education of a Value Investor about?

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.

Who should read The Education of a Value Investor?

  • Anyone working as a hedge fund manager and frustrated with traditional business practices
  • Anyone interested in the value-investing philosophy
  • Anyone interested in the personal transformation of Guy Spier

Million Dollar Consulting

Million Dollar Consulting

Alan Weiss
The Professional’s Guide to Growing a Practice
4.4 (69 ratings)

What's Million Dollar Consulting about?

This fully revised fourth edition of the 1992 classic, Million Dollar Consulting, walks you through everything you’ll need to compete – and win – in the highly lucrative and busy world of consulting. Million Dollar Consulting offers you the tools you need to attract clients, organize your pipeline, and grow your current consulting business into a million-dollar one.

Who should read Million Dollar Consulting?

  • Anyone who wants to succeed as an independent consultant
  • Anyone who works with or is considering hiring a consultant
  • Anyone who wants to do better in business

Capitalism Without Capital

Capitalism Without Capital

Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake
The Rise of the Intangible Economy
4.6 (68 ratings)

What's Capitalism Without Capital about?

Capitalism Without Capital (2017) is an account of the growing importance of the intangible economy. Today, for the first time, most developed economies are investing less in tangible, physical assets such as machinery and factories, than in intangible assets such as software, research and development capability. These intangibles are hugely valuable but do not exist in physical form. The blinks ahead explore the nature of this trend, as well as its effects on business, the economy and public policy.

Who should read Capitalism Without Capital?

  • Anyone interested in business and investment
  • Economists
  • Those seeking to understand the sudden rise of behemoths like Apple and Google

Crypto Wars

Crypto Wars

Erica Stanford
Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption
4.2 (190 ratings)

What's Crypto Wars about?

Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption (2021) lifts the lid on some of the cryptosphere’s most audacious scams and notorious scandals. From the missing cryptoqueen, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, to the tech whiz kid who – according to his creditors, at least – faked his own death, Crypto Wars shares this secretive industry’s most compelling stories.

Who should read Crypto Wars?

  • Crypto enthusiasts after the inside dirt on some of the market’s biggest scams
  • Interested investors who want a rundown of the red flags in the crypto world
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered if they could make a cool million – or billion – in crypto

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

Ed Slott
How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes, and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings
4.1 (32 ratings)

What's The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb about?

The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb (2021) is a practical handbook to achieving your retirement goals. This level-headed guide provides an easy-to-follow plan for cultivating a nest egg even during turbulent times.

Who should read The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb?

  • Careful savers approaching retirement age
  • Young workers getting a head start on a savings plan
  • Anyone wishing for stress-free golden years

Start-up Wealth

Start-up Wealth

Josh Maher
How The Best Angel Investors Make Money in Start-ups
4.1 (27 ratings)

What's Start-up Wealth about?

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.

Who should read Start-up Wealth?

  • Current and aspiring investors
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up founders

The Misbehavior of Markets

The Misbehavior of Markets

Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson
A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
4.6 (45 ratings)

What's The Misbehavior of Markets about?

The financial theories you learn about in school are coherent, neat, convenient – and wrong. In fact, they’re so wrong that they might also be dangerous: in underestimating the risk of markets, we inadvertently set ourselves up for catastrophe. The Misbehavior of Markets lays out the flaws of economic orthodoxy, and offers a novel alternative: fractal geometry.

Who should read The Misbehavior of Markets?

  • Anyone who’s involved in finance
  • People wondering whether it's wise to put their finances in someone else’s hands
  • Those who find fractal images mesmerizing

Pioneering Portfolio Management

Pioneering Portfolio Management

David F. Swensen
An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment, Fully Revised and Updated
4.0 (34 ratings)

What's Pioneering Portfolio Management about?

Pioneering Portfolio Management (2012) outlines how institutions can approach endowment and investments. It explores the different types of asset classes and describes differing approaches to portfolio management. 

Who should read Pioneering Portfolio Management?

  • Investment beginners
  • University staff looking for a fresh perspective
  • business managers looking for a new angle

Better than Alpha

Better than Alpha

Christopher Schelling
Three Steps to Capturing Excess Returns in a Changing World
3.8 (61 ratings)

What's Better than Alpha about?

Better than Alpha (2021) encourages investors to let go of their obsession with alpha – the amount an investment has returned compared to the market index. It explores what really drives returns, so you can build a successful portfolio and meet your investment goals instead of chasing rainbows.

Who should read Better than Alpha?

  • Investors who want to make better decisions and improve their portfolios
  • People with an interest in behavioral finance
  • Anyone who wants to see through the hype and learn the truth about alpha

No Red Lights

No Red Lights

Alan Patricof
Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone
4.1 (115 ratings)

What's No Red Lights about?

No Red Lights (2022) is part-autobiography, part-guidebook to assembling the core fundamentals of your career. Geared primarily toward aspiring venture capitalists but helpful for anyone interested in business, it’s packed with instructive lessons and useful advice. Simultaneously, it is a glimpse into the life of man who’s spent 50 years learning –⁠ and living –⁠ the tricks of the trade.

Who should read No Red Lights?

  • Aspiring venture capitalists and other businesspeople
  • Business students in search of tried-and-true advice
  • Memoir and autobiography fans

Franchise Your Business

Franchise Your Business

Mark Siebert
The Guide To Employing The Greatest Growth Strategy Ever
4.7 (23 ratings)

What's Franchise Your Business about?

Franchise Your Business (2016) reveals the ins and outs of setting up a business franchise. From winning over franchisees to ensuring your brand’s quality across branches, these blinks are a practical guide to franchising, helping you to scale up your business with a powerful growth strategy.

Who should read Franchise Your Business?

  • Business owners looking for ways to grow their brand
  • Managers curious about the inner workings of franchise owners
  • Anyone interested in classic business strategies

Big Mistakes

Big Mistakes

Michael Batnick
The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments
4.5 (52 ratings)

What's Big Mistakes about?

In Big Mistakes (2018), Michael Batnick runs through some of the world’s best-known investors and their high-profile slipups. More than just a catalog of blunders, this book also explains what each error can teach us about managing our own portfolios.

Who should read Big Mistakes?

  • Fledgling investors
  • Those fascinated by great investors
  • People interested in US investment history

The Failure of Risk Management

The Failure of Risk Management

Douglas W. Hubbard
Why it’s Broken and How to Fix It
4.4 (20 ratings)

What's The Failure of Risk Management about?

The Failure of Risk Management (2009) is a comprehensive guide to the history, methods and myths of risk management. These blinks explain why common methods for managing risk are flawed and how to fix them; they also offer tried and true alternatives for measuring and mitigating risk.

Who should read The Failure of Risk Management?

  • Business owners and investors
  • People interested in how risk can be accurately calculated
  • Managers from all fields



Rohit Bhargava
How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future
4.2 (18 ratings)

What's Non-Obvious about?

Non-Obvious is all about detecting important trends, an essential part of running a business. You can't accurately predict the future by looking at obvious, surface-level influences – the important ones are hidden underneath. These blinks offer advice on identifying meaningful changes, while outlining some prominent trends we're likely to see in the future.

Who should read Non-Obvious?

  • Anyone who wants to learn about spotting trends
  • Movers and shakers searching for an investment with high potential
  • Curious readers who want to know what tomorrow's trends will be

How to Smell a Rat

How to Smell a Rat

Ken Fisher and Lara Hoffmans
The Five Signs of Financial Fraud
4.1 (23 ratings)

What's How to Smell a Rat about?

How to Smell a Rat gives you the tools you need to avoid becoming the victim of financial fraud. It catalogs legendary fraudsters’ favorite tricks.

Who should read How to Smell a Rat?

  • Investment novices
  • Anyone who is excited to jump on the bandwagon for the next great investment scheme
  • Anyone who is searching for a reliable financial adviser

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