The best 100 Investments books

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Investments Books: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker
Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
4.2 (430 ratings)
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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

 


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Investments Books: The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

The Signal and the Noise

Nate Silver
Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't
4.3 (150 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason
Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
4.3 (770 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks

The Most Important Thing

Howard Marks
Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
4.2 (172 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Misbehavior of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson

The Misbehavior of Markets

Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson
A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
4.4 (67 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
4.1 (105 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss

Million Dollar Consulting

Alan Weiss
The Professional’s Guide to Growing a Practice
4.4 (86 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Rule #1 by Phil Town

Rule #1

Phil Town
The Simple Strategy For Successful Investing In Only 15 Minutes Every Week
4.4 (164 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Millennial Money by Patrick O’Shaughnessy

Millennial Money

Patrick O’Shaughnessy
How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune
3.9 (188 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: More Money Than God by Sebastian Mallaby

More Money Than God

Sebastian Mallaby
Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
4.2 (91 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier

The Education of a Value Investor

Guy Spier
My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment
4.3 (147 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Dao of Capital by Mark Spitznagel

The Dao of Capital

Mark Spitznagel
Austrian Investing in a Distorted World
4.3 (82 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and comments by Jason Zweig

The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham and comments by Jason Zweig
The Definitive Book on Value Investing
4.4 (1,163 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein

When Genius Failed

Roger Lowenstein
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
4.2 (72 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fischer

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

Philip A. Fischer
4.2 (180 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

John C. Bogle
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
4.3 (402 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Berkshire Beyond Buffett by Lawrence A. Cunningham

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Lawrence A. Cunningham
The Enduring Value of Values
4.2 (65 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The New Trading for a Living by Dr. Alexander Elder

The New Trading for a Living

Dr. Alexander Elder
Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management
4.2 (173 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Failure of Risk Management by Douglas W. Hubbard

The Failure of Risk Management

Douglas W. Hubbard
Why it’s Broken and How to Fix It
4.2 (31 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
3.9 (440 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Charlie Munger by Tren Griffin

Charlie Munger

Tren Griffin
The Complete Investor
4.2 (216 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: A Wealth of Common Sense by Ben Carlson

A Wealth of Common Sense

Ben Carlson
Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan
4.1 (137 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Buying Your First Home by Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder and Marcia Stewart

Buying Your First Home

Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder and Marcia Stewart
Nolo's Essential Guide
4.0 (114 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Outsmarting the Crowd by Bogumil K. Baranowski

Outsmarting the Crowd

Bogumil K. Baranowski
A Value Investor’s Guide to Starting, Building, and Keeping a Family Fortune
4.2 (98 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Franchise Your Business by Mark Siebert

Franchise Your Business

Mark Siebert
The Guide To Employing The Greatest Growth Strategy Ever
4.7 (25 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar

Makers and Takers

Rana Foroohar
The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
4.1 (76 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Snowball by Alice Schroeder

The Snowball

Alice Schroeder
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
4.6 (453 ratings)
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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.

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“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

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Investments Books: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

High Performance Habits

Brendon Burchard
How Extraordinary People Become That Way
4.6 (1,040 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan
4.3 (107 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh

Blitzscaling

Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
4.5 (209 ratings)
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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!

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Investments Books: The Spider Network by David Enrich

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 (78 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing

Robert T. Kiyosaki
What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
4.3 (750 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Big Mistakes by Michael Batnick

Big Mistakes

Michael Batnick
The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments
4.5 (60 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

Dollars and Sense

Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
4.3 (131 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate

Brian Murray
How a Small Investor Can Make It Big
4.2 (148 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Capitalism Without Capital by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

Capitalism Without Capital

Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake
The Rise of the Intangible Economy
4.5 (77 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Heart of the Deal by Anthony Lolli

The Heart of the Deal

Anthony Lolli
How to Invest and Negotiate like a Real-Estate Mogul
3.7 (51 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks

Mastering the Market Cycle

Howard Marks
Getting the Odds on Your Side
4.2 (140 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The FALCON Method by David Solyomi

The FALCON Method

David Solyomi
A Proven System for Building Passive Income and Wealth Through Stock Investing
4.3 (179 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Laws of Wealth by Daniel Crosby

The Laws of Wealth

Daniel Crosby
Psychology and the secret to investing success
4.2 (191 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman

Poor Charlie's Almanack

Peter D. Kaufman
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
4.3 (303 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Last Safe Investment by Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin

The Last Safe Investment

Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin
Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever
4.1 (254 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Geometry of Wealth by Brian Portnoy

The Geometry of Wealth

Brian Portnoy
How to Shape a Life of Money and Meaning
4.2 (226 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Warren Buffett's Ground Rules by Jeremy C. Miller

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Jeremy C. Miller
Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor
4.3 (492 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam

Millionaire Teacher

Andrew Hallam
The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
4.4 (211 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: How I Invest My Money by Edited by Joshua Brown and Brian Portnoy

How I Invest My Money

Edited by Joshua Brown and Brian Portnoy
Finance Experts Reveal How They Save, Spend, and Invest
4.0 (243 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The Behavioral Investor by Daniel Crosby

The Behavioral Investor

Daniel Crosby
4.3 (134 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O'Neil

How to Make Money in Stocks

William J. O'Neil
A Winning System in Good Times and Bad
4.4 (370 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Winning Now, Winning Later by David M. Cote

Winning Now, Winning Later

David M. Cote
How Companies Can Succeed in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term
4.3 (42 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Dropshipping by James Moore

Dropshipping

James Moore
A Beginner's Guide to Dropshipping – How to Make Money Online and Build Your Own Online Business
4.2 (115 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb by Ed Slott

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
3.9 (48 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Rich Dad's Who Took My Money? by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

Robert T. Kiyosaki
Why Slow Investors Lose and Fast Money Wins!
4.4 (383 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Make Money Trading Options by Michael Sincere

Make Money Trading Options

Michael Sincere
Short-Term Strategies for Beginners
3.9 (278 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: 21st Century Investing by William Burckart and Steven D. Lydenberg

21st Century Investing

William Burckart and Steven D. Lydenberg
Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change
3.4 (198 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
4.2 (326 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Crypto Wars by Erica Stanford

Crypto Wars

Erica Stanford
Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption
4.2 (201 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers

We Should All Be Millionaires

Rachel Rodgers
Change Your Thinking, Build Bank, and Claim Your Independence
4.0 (499 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Stop. Think. Invest. by Michael Bailey

Stop. Think. Invest.

Michael Bailey
​​A Behavioral Finance Framework for Optimizing Investment Portfolios
3.9 (330 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright

Tax-Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright
How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes
4.3 (408 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Nothing But Net by Mark Mahaney

Nothing But Net

Mark Mahaney
10 Timeless Lessons for Picking Tech Stocks
4.2 (145 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Better than Alpha by Christopher Schelling

Better than Alpha

Christopher Schelling
Three Steps to Capturing Excess Returns in a Changing World
3.8 (65 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: The NFT Handbook by Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry

The NFT Handbook

Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry
How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens
4.5 (667 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Just Keep Buying by Nick Maggiulli

Just Keep Buying

Nick Maggiulli
Proven ways to save money and build your wealth
4.2 (500 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Two and Twenty by Sachin Khajuria

Two and Twenty

Sachin Khajuria
How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win
4.5 (440 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Goals-based Investing by Tony Davidow

Goals-based Investing

Tony Davidow
A Visionary Framework for Wealth Management
4.0 (143 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard by Mark Minervini

Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Mark Minervini
How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market
4.2 (247 ratings)
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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 

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Investments Books: Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

Smart Women Finish Rich

David Bach
3.6 (76 ratings)
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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

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Investments Books: Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

Basic Economics

Thomas Sowell
A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
4.5 (588 ratings)
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What's Basic Economics about?

Basic Economics (2000) provides a broad yet comprehensive introduction to economic principles, without requiring a background in the subject. Avoiding complicated jargon, it explains core economic concepts in plain English, with the help of real-life examples. 

Who should read Basic Economics?

  • Those looking for an introduction to key economic topics
  • Savers wondering what banks do with their money
  • Anyone who’s asked themselves how dams and highways get built

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Investments Books: NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future by Bobby Hundreds

NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future

Bobby Hundreds
The Early Years: 2020-2023
3.9 (23 ratings)
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What's NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future about?

NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs Are the Future (2023) is a bold, provocative take on what is either another scam-ridden, superficial digital trend or the future of art and entertainment – depending on who you ask. It considers NFTs from every angle to help you make up your own mind.

Who should read NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs are the Future?

  • Techheads sitting on a tower of NFTs
  • Digital enthusiasts craving NFT gossip and insights
  • Anyone wondering what an NFT is – and why they should care

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Investments Books: Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys

Michael Lewis
A Wall Street Revolt
4.0 (218 ratings)
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What's Flash Boys about?

Flash Boys (2014) is an investigation into the dark underbelly of the US financial markets. It also chronicles the birth of a new stock exchange, the IEX, created to counteract a rigged system that was facilitated by technological loopholes and a lack of transparency.

Who should read Flash Boys?

  • Anyone who’s ever invested in the stock market
  • People interested in stories of financial corruption
  • Fans of underdogs who fight the system

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Investments Books: Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money

Dave Ramsey
3.7 (73 ratings)
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What's Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money about?

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money (2011) is a hands-on guide to personal finance. It details the best approaches to everything money – including budgeting, saving, investing, and getting insurance.

Who should read Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money?

  • Anyone wanting to manage their finances correctly
  • Individuals struggling with debt
  • Young adults seeking budgeting tips

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Investments Books: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Maynard Keynes
3.8 (40 ratings)
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What's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money about?

The General Theory of Employment (1936) is a deep dive into the complexities of economic activity and employment. It critically examines how factors like interest rates, human psychology, and speculation influence investment and, ultimately, employment. It argues for more direct intervention by public authorities in organizing investment to mitigate instabilities, particularly during periods of economic downturn.

Who should read The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money?

  • Economics students seeking in-depth knowledge
  • Policymakers interested in macroeconomic strategies
  • Enthusiasts of economic theory and history

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Investments Books: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edwin Lefèvre
3.8 (131 ratings)
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What's Reminiscences of a Stock Operator about?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) looks at the life and trading strategies of Jesse Livermore, a professional stock and commodities trader, through the pseudonymous character of Larry Livingston. It explores the psychological challenges and strategic complexities of trading, offering timeless insights into market behavior and the discipline required for success in the financial world.

Who should read Reminiscences of a Stock Operator?

  • Aspiring traders seeking market wisdom
  • Investors interested in trading history
  • Business students applying real-world trading

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Investments Books: The Four Pillars of Investing by William J. Bernstein

The Four Pillars of Investing

William J. Bernstein
Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio
4.4 (78 ratings)
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What's The Four Pillars of Investing about?

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.

Who should read The Four Pillars of Investing?

  • Investors seeking long-term growth
  • Those interested in financial psychology
  • Readers who enjoy history lessons

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Investments Books: The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing by James P. Nelson with Rachel Hartman

The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing

James P. Nelson with Rachel Hartman
Game-Changing Strategies to Outperform the Market
4.3 (66 ratings)
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What's The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing about?

The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing (2023) is a wealth of knowledge and insights for beginner and intermediate real estate investors alike. Based on the podcast of the same name, and framed as a 10-step process, it guides you through the many considerations and choices needed to build a successful real estate investment portfolio.

Who should read The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing?

  • Beginning and intermediate real estate investors
  • Students of business and real estate
  • Anyone wondering what building a real estate investment portfolio entails

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Investments Books: Easy Money by Ben McKenzie with Jacob Silverman

Easy Money

Ben McKenzie with Jacob Silverman
Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud
3.7 (108 ratings)
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What's Easy Money about?

Easy Money (2023) offers a riveting exploration into the chaotic realm of cryptocurrency, tracing its exhilarating ascent and dramatic descent. Through captivating accounts of traders, visionaries, and whistleblowers, the narrative unravels the intricate web of ambition, naiveté, and deceit that pervades the crypto sphere, providing a comprehensive insight into a world where promise meets uncertainty.

Who should read Easy Money?

  • Cryptocurrency enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive dive into the industry's controversial aspects
  • Investors looking to understand the underlying risks and narratives within the crypto realm
  • Skeptics curious about the validity and sustainability of digital currencies

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Investments Books: The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom

The Warren Buffett Way

Robert G. Hagstrom
Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor
4.5 (269 ratings)
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What's The Warren Buffett Way about?

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.

Who should read The Warren Buffett Way?

  • Amateur and advanced economists and investors
  • People interested in success stories
  • Anyone who wants to learn about Warren Buffett’s life

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Investments Books: You Will Own Nothing by Carol Roth

You Will Own Nothing

Carol Roth
Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back
3.2 (334 ratings)
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What's You Will Own Nothing about?

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.

Who should read You Will Own Nothing?

  • Financial enthusiasts exploring global economic shifts.
  • Technological futurists keen on societal implications.
  • Advocates for personal rights and wealth autonomy.

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Investments Books: Bank Investing by Suhail Chandy, Weison Ding

Bank Investing

Suhail Chandy, Weison Ding
A Practitioner's Field Guide
4.3 (64 ratings)
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What's Bank Investing about?

Bank Investing (2021) helps you navigate the intricate maze of bank financial statements with ease. Dive deep into credit analysis, master the dance of regulations and interest rates, and get a front-row seat to the dynamic world of banking mergers and acquisitions. You'll not only be able to decipher bank metrics with flair but harness them to guide your investment choices like a seasoned pro.

Who should read Bank Investing?

  • Aspiring finance students seeking practical insights
  • New investors exploring bank stocks
  • Financial professionals upskilling on banking

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Investments Books: The Simple Path to Wealth by J L Collins

The Simple Path to Wealth

J L Collins
Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
3.9 (253 ratings)
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What's The Simple Path to Wealth about?

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.

Who should read The Simple Path to Wealth?

  • Beginners to personal finance looking for a foundational understanding of investing and wealth-building.
  • Parents or caregivers wanting to impart sound financial advice and habits to their children.
  • Young professionals aiming to establish a solid financial footing for their future.

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Investments Books: The Financial Numbers Game by Charles W. Mulford, Eugene E. Comiskey

The Financial Numbers Game

Charles W. Mulford, Eugene E. Comiskey
Detecting Creative Accounting Practices
4.1 (22 ratings)
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What's The Financial Numbers Game about?

The Financial Numbers Game (2002) unveils the world of creative accounting and the intricate strategies companies use to manipulate their financial statements. Dive deep into the realm of financial trickery and gain the tools to scrutinize and understand the true story behind the numbers. Arm yourself with knowledge and navigate the complex financial landscape with confidence.

Who should read The Financial Numbers Game?

  • Aspiring financial analysts seeking in-depth understanding in their field
  • Accounting professionals honing their skills
  • MBA students seeking better understanding of finance 

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Investments Books: Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement by Rachel Richards

Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement

Rachel Richards
The Secret to Freedom, Flexibility, and Financial Independence (& How to Get Started!)
3.7 (346 ratings)
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What's Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement about?

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.

Who should read Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking guidance on diversifying their income streams
  • Millennial professionals aiming to achieve financial independence before traditional retirement age
  • Personal finance enthusiasts eager to explore various avenues of wealth generation

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Investments Books: Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs by Karen Berman & Joe Knight with John Case

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

Karen Berman & Joe Knight with John Case
What You Really Need to Know about the Numbers
3.1 (298 ratings)
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What's Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs about?

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs (2008) provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and utilizing financial information effectively, specifically tailored for entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers without a financial background. Through practical insights and real-world examples, it demystifies complex financial terms and empowers nonfinancial professionals to leverage financial intelligence for business success.

Who should read Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs?

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the financial landscape of business 
  • Small business owners looking to optimize financial performance and management
  • Investors wanting to understand the ins and outs of financial health

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Investments Books: Going Infinite by Michael Lewis

Going Infinite

Michael Lewis
The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon
3.8 (227 ratings)
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What's Going Infinite about?

Going Infinite (2023) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the scandal surrounding Sam Bankman-Fried and the epic collapse of his cryptocurrency companies. It aims to answer the question: How can a man go from earning billions of dollars in a matter of years to losing it all in a matter of months?

Who should read Going Infinite?

  • News junkies interested in current financial events
  • Anyone who likes a good rise-and-fall story
  • People curious about the Sam Bankman-Fried trial

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Investments Books: Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman & Joe Knigh with John Case

Financial Intelligence

Karen Berman & Joe Knigh with John Case
A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
3.8 (223 ratings)
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What's Financial Intelligence about?

Financial Intelligence (2006) is an indispensable guide for managers seeking to interpret financial data. It’s known to be one of the clearest and most practical resources for decision makers without a background in finance.

Who should read Financial Intelligence?

  • Managers who need to make numbers-based decisions
  • Entrepreneurs who want to make the numbers work for them
  • Anyone who’s ever stared in confusion at an income statement

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Investments Books: Nine-Figure Mindset by Brandon Dawson

Nine-Figure Mindset

Brandon Dawson
How to Go from Zero to Over $100 Million in Net Worth
3.8 (78 ratings)

What's Nine-Figure Mindset about?

Nine-Figure Mindset (2023) explores the mindsets and philosophies for building massively successful business empires. Drawing from the real-life experiences of several entrepreneurs, it reveals the blueprint for taking your business and wealth to the next level.

Who should read Nine-Figure Mindset?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for business insights
  • Current business owners seeking exponential growth 
  • Anyone desiring more wealth and life fulfillment

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Investments Books: Astor by Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe

Astor

Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe
The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune
4.3 (198 ratings)
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What's Astor about?

Astor (2023) chronicles more than two centuries of family lineage, tracking the ambition that built America's first great fortune, as well as the excess and missteps that led to its decline. An intimate portrait of intergenerational wealth, it is both an engrossing family saga, and a broader commentary on shifting class privilege in America. 

Who should read Astor?

  • Anyone interested in the history of New York and the Gilded Age
  • Business buffs looking for stories about the great figures of the past
  • Those curious about the rise of an elite family, and the changing times that challenged them

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Investments Books: Narrative and Numbers by Aswath Damodaran

Narrative and Numbers

Aswath Damodaran
The Value of Stories in Business
3.7 (23 ratings)
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What's Narrative and Numbers about?

Narrative and Numbers (2017) explores the role of storytelling and quantitative analysis in determining corporate valuations. It reveals how narratives may greatly influence financial models and projections, using real-world examples ranging from Uber to Vale, and including Twitter and Facebook's diverging paths.

Who should read Narrative and Numbers?

  • Savvy market strategists
  • Story-driven executives
  • Pragmatic finance scholars

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Investments Books: The Little Book of Market Wizards by Jack D. Schwager

The Little Book of Market Wizards

Jack D. Schwager
Lessons from the Greatest Traders
4.4 (39 ratings)
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What's The Little Book of Market Wizards about?

The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014) distills decades of wisdom from iconic traders, sharing key insights on strategy, risk management, and mindset. Based on interviews with hedge fund managers and commodity traders who've generated huge returns, this book is packed with engaging anecdotes to teach you how persistence, flexibility, and emotional discipline will let you excel like the pros. 

Who should read The Little Book of Market Wizards?

  • Aspiring or experienced traders
  • Finance professionals
  • Individuals trading on their own and looking to improve results

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Investments Books: Finance for the People by Paco de Leon

Finance for the People

Paco de Leon
Getting a Grip on Your Finances
4.0 (217 ratings)
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What's Finance for the People about?

Finance for the People (2022) takes a novel approach to personal finance by focusing on the psychological aspects of money management. Encouraging readers to examine and reshape their beliefs about money, this guide offers strategies for debt management, mindful spending, and wealth building.

Who should read Finance for the People?

  • Financial fledglings
  • Wealth strategy savants
  • Finance historians

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Investments Books: The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow

The House of Morgan

Ron Chernow
An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
3.5 (157 ratings)
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What's The House of Morgan about?

The House of Morgan (1990) chronicles the influential Morgan dynasty, who shaped the course of modern finance through their shrewd financial acumen and keen understanding of world economic currents. This portrait, spanning four generations, details the rise of the Morgans from Victorian London to their pinnacle during the 1987 financial crisis. 

Who should read The House of Morgan?

  • Financial enthusiasts
  • History buffs
  • Corporate professionals

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Investments Books: Pillars of Wealth by David M. Greene

Pillars of Wealth

David M. Greene
How to Make, Save, and Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom
3.9 (144 ratings)
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What's Pillars of Wealth about?

Pillars of Wealth (2023) outlines a proven strategy for accumulating wealth through real estate. With the right mindset and the strategies included in the three pillars of wealth – defense, offense, and investing – anyone can build a multi-million-dollar net worth. 

Who should read Pillars of Wealth?

  • Anyone who’s struggled to generate wealth
  • People looking to build their wealth through real estate
  • Those interested in realistic ways to think about property and personal finances

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Investments Books: Empire Builder by Adam E. Coffey

Empire Builder

Adam E. Coffey
The Road to a Billion
3.8 (155 ratings)
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What's Empire Builder about?

Empire Builder (2023) offers a wealth of hard-won, real-world strategies and serves as a blueprint for entrepreneurs aiming to achieve exponential growth in their businesses. It provides practical advice on building a strong foundation, framing a growth-oriented structure, and developing an effective exit plan.

Who should read Empire Builder?

  • Owners of large businesses looking to sell their companies
  • Business leaders aiming for rapid expansion 
  • Aspiring business owners needing inspiration

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Investments Books: Tokens by Rachel O'Dwyer

Tokens

Rachel O'Dwyer
The Future of Money in the Age of the Platform
3.7 (28 ratings)
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What's Tokens about?

Tokens (2023) looks at the transformation of traditional monetary systems in the digital era, highlighting how various forms of digital tokens are increasingly replacing conventional currency. It explores the implications of this shift, particularly focusing on the role of digital platforms in creating new types of economic exchange, ownership, and governance models.

Who should read Tokens?

  • Financial technology professionals and cryptocurrency enthusiasts
  • Tech entrepreneurs exploring new payment systems
  • Anyone interested in the future of digital currency

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Investments Books: Same as Ever by Morgan Housel

Same as Ever

Morgan Housel
A Guide to What Never Changes
4.2 (193 ratings)
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What's Same as Ever about?

Same as Ever (2023) invites you to identify the things that stay the same so you can successfully navigate this ever-changing world. Engaging stories, witty examples, and a whole lot of practical advice combine into a master class on assessing risk, seizing opportunity, and living your best life – and not just financially.

Who should read Same as Ever?

  • Investors looking to understand risk and optimize investment strategies
  • Entrepreneurs seeking guidance on opportunities and challenges
  • Those Striving for more fulfillment, meaning, and purpose in their financial lives and beyond

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Investments Books: The Fund by Rob Copeland

The Fund

Rob Copeland
Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend
3.9 (114 ratings)
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What's The Fund about?

The Fund (2023) delves into the world of Ray Dalio and his hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, revealing the unvarnished truths behind its success and controversies. Explore its passionate culture and unique ideals, brought to life via painstaking research and exclusive interviews.

Who should read The Fund?

  • Wall Street aficionados
  • Corporate culture explorers
  • Financial leaders and entrepreneurs

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Investments Books: Accounting for Non-Accountants by Wayne A. Label

Accounting for Non-Accountants

Wayne A. Label
The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics
4.0 (13 ratings)
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What's Accounting for Non-Accountants about?

Accounting for Non-Accountants (2006) is a guide that provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to key accounting principles and concepts, empowering readers with essential financial knowledge to confidently manage budgets, cash flows, financial statements, and more in their personal and professional lives. This valuable resource serves as an approachable reference for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and any individual seeking to enhance their financial literacy and unlock opportunities for success.

Who should read Accounting for Non-Accountants?

  • Small business owners
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Anyone looking to enhance their financial literacy

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Investments Books: Built, Not Born by Tom Golisano

Built, Not Born

Tom Golisano
A Self-Made Billionaire's No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs
4.3 (6 ratings)
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What's Built, Not Born about?

Built, Not Born (2022) is an instruction manual that explores how to transform any promising business idea into a thriving enterprise. Detailing the key steps for success from early planning stages through exits and everything in between, it dismantles the myths of exclusivity surrounding entrepreneurship to prove that concrete and learnable principles can lead any determined person toward sustained success.

Who should read Built, Not Born?

  • Entrepreneurs trying to start, buy, and grow businesses
  • Managers intent on building profitable and performant departments within organizations
  • Any successful entrepreneur looking for a good exit strategy

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Investments Books: Number Go Up by Zeke Faux

Number Go Up

Zeke Faux
Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fall
3.0 (4 ratings)
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What's Number Go Up about?

Number Go Up (2023) dives into the tumultuous and transformative world of cryptocurrencies. It traces the revolutionary rise of Bitcoin, the pivotal role and controversies of stablecoins like Tether, and the ambitious yet complex venture of El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Uncover the intricacies and challenges of a world redefined by digital currencies, and get a compelling look at the future of finance and its potential impact on global economies.

Who should read Number Go Up?

  • Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and investors
  • Finance and technology professionals
  • Anyone interested in economic innovation and trends

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Investments Books: Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman

Poor Charlie's Almanack

Peter D. Kaufman
The Essential Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

What's Poor Charlie's Almanack about?

This book is a collection of the wisdom and insights of legendary investor Charlie Munger. It covers a wide range of topics including investing, business, psychology, and decision-making, offering valuable lessons and practical advice for achieving success in both personal and professional life. Munger's unique perspective and wit make this book a must-read for anyone interested in learning from one of the greatest minds in the world of finance.

Who should read Poor Charlie's Almanack?

  • Individuals eager to gain insights from a successful investor's mind
  • Those interested in understanding business and entrepreneurship
  • Readers looking for wisdom beyond finance


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