Recommended Books and Videos

Knowledge is power. Check your local library for some of these books. Books are in rough order

Money

Books:

  1. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) by Benjamin Graham
    • Classic book on investing. Not much else needs to be said
  2. Security Analysis: Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett (Security Analysis Prior Editions) by Benjamin Graham
    • This is a boring read but important if you want to dive deeper
  3. One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
    • How an individual investor has advantages over institutional money managers
  4. Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
    • He goes more into his actual process
  5. Option Volatility and Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg
    • Textbook-like book about options. Even if you don’t do options, it’s still important
  6. Changing World Order by Ray Dalio
    • Good history lesson and how it may apply to modern landscape
  7. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
    • You will never use stuff like Robinhood ever again
  8. The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
    • Great investor and a systematic formula
  9. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story, Updated with New Epilogue: A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story by David Einhorn
    • Great piece by one of the more successful portfolio managers of our time. It shows that knowing the rules and fighting for them can eventually expose fraudulent practices.
  10. Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective – Updated Edition (Advances in Financial Engineering, 3) by Andrew Lo
    • If you want to learn more about hedge funds, their strategies, and more
  11. The Allocator’s Edge by Phil Huber
    • Good for learning about different assets
  12. 100 Baggers by Chris Mayer
    • If you like to buy and hold

Definitely missing some, but this should get you started

Blogs/Articles:

  1. Robert Shiller
  2. Cliff Asness

Videos:

  1. William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour | Big Think
    • Great video by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on the basics of finance.

Life

Books:

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (30th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen Covey
    • Great ways to look at life.
  2. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    • The book everyone should read to learn about human behavior. May need to adjust the principles to fit within the modern world.
  3. Influence by Robert Cialdini
    • Similar to Dale Carnegie, but more modern and more salesy.
  4. Principles by Ray Dalio
    • Great overview of how to approach certain things from someone who has accomplished a lot. If you are in the business world and haven’t read this book, what are you doing?
  5. Outlive by Peter Attia
    • Read this if you want to spend 20 hours to learn that you need to diet, exercise, and do healthy things
  6. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    • Learn about how the brain works to your advantage

Videos:

Cooking

Books:

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

I like the food here.

Videos:

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