Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Written on April 16, 2016. Written by .

Although Charlie Munger is really interesting, I didn’t get a whole lot out of this book. It is mostly a very basic introduction to Munger’s investing philosophy, which I’ve read about many times before. Even if I hadn’t been exposed to his investing philosophy before, I still think there are other books that cover the […]

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Progress and Poverty

Written on February 7, 2016. Written by .

The thesis of this book is very important. It argues that poverty and much human suffering is the direct result of private ownership of land. The author attempts to prove some basic theorems of economics, but I wasn’t convinced that these proofs were rigorous. I didn’t spend too much time thinking about them though, so […]

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The Black Swan

Written on June 18, 2014. Written by .

This book is about the idea that people over-rely on the gaussian distribution and that big events happen much more often than a gaussian distribution would predict. It’s an important concept, but there wasn’t much useful information in the book. ★★★★★

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The Communist Manifesto

Written on February 11, 2014. Written by .

The very beginning was alright. I mostly agree with some of the complaints about society that they have, e.g. that workers are exploited by capitalists and that jobs have become more dehumanizing and/or less natural for humans to do. However, I was appalled at the leap that they took from these complaints to just prognosticating […]

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Investment Valuation

Written on September 3, 2012. Written by .

This book took me a year to read because it was very difficult to focus on. It was very long-winded and dry, in the usual college textbook fashion, but this is just the price that must be paid for covering all of the material in full detail. The book covers a lot of good topics […]

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Buffettology

Written on March 4, 2012. Written by .

Despite being written for general audiences, Buffettology provides some really good investing advice. It emphasizes a few key principles including: price determines your rate of return, you should aim to maximize your rate of return and maintain it for as long as possible, look for companies with stable return on equity, and look for companies […]

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Liar’s Poker

Written on February 12, 2012. Written by .

Liar’s Poker tells the story of Salomon Brothers during its heyday as Wall Street’s leading bond firm in the 1980s. The author was a new-hire who became extremely successful during his first two years, but nevertheless decided to quit. During his short period of employment at Salomon Brothers, he saw a lot of crazy things […]

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The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals

Written on January 2, 2012. Written by .

This is not a book about options pricing and risk analysis as the title may indicate. It is more like an orientation manual for software developers entering a financial firm. It starts out with a great introduction to the important aspects of the financial markets, including the history of the Federal Reserve, how a stock […]

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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

Written on December 14, 2011. Written by .

Definitely one of the classics, and a commonly recommended book for new investors, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits will show you what it takes to be a successful growth investor. The theme of the book is the “scuttlebutt method”, which is all about doing extensive research beyond the financial statements, primarily by talking to investors, […]

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The Big Short

Written on November 30, 2011. Written by .

This is the amazing story of the individuals who predicted the mortgage crisis and made a ton of money off of it. They were very interesting characters and they went through some surprising challenges. It is just shocking how inefficient the markets can be sometimes. The story makes it clear that independent thinking is still […]

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