Like previously mentioned, I'm all about continual self improvement. But much like the show "Hoarders", I too have a problem with letting things go. In my case, however, it's information. The second I see a useful link, newsletter, or potential tap for knowledge I immediately note it down. For links, I save them into my reading list. Newsletters, I click on the subscribe button. But books, that's where the real hoarding happens. I always hear, or read about recommendations and invariably write them down. This tendency of mine has somewhat hindered my ability to stay focused on one task. I figured, then, that at least someone out there may use my ever expanding book list to better use.
Here are the current books I have in either digital or physical form that I have yet to read:
- Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
- Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
- Infinite Jest - David Foster
- Empire of Debt - Bill Bonner & Addison Wiggin
- Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis
- Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Edwin Lefevre
- The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty - Dan Ariely
- Valuation - McKinsey & Company
I did not bother showing the inordinate amount of finanicial academic research papers or other quantitative financial literature.
Here is the list of books I hope to some day read. I have split the list between finance and non finance books.
Non Financial Books
- The 4-Hour Workweek - Tim Ferris
- When God Was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman
- TransAtlantic - Colum McCann
- The Black Swan - Nassim Taleb
- Investment Fables - Aswath Damodaran
- The $100 Startup - Chris Guillebeau
- The 16% Solution - Joel Moskowitz
- Beating the Street - Peter Lynch & John Rothchild
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
- The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success - William N. Thorndike
- Manual of Ideas: The proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments - John Mihaljevic
- Competition Demystified - Bruce Greenwald
- Value Investing - Bruce Greenwald
- Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at its Own Game
- Market Wizards - Jack D. Schwager
- The Warren Buffet Way - Robert Hagstrom
- The Warren Buffet Portfolio - Robert Hagstrom
- The Little Book That Builds Wealth - Pat Dorsey
- The Interpretation of Financial Statements - Benjamin Graham
- Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Fix Them - Gary Belsky & Thomas Gilovich
- You Can Be a Stock Market Genius - Joel Greenblatt
- Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits - Philip Phisher
- The Four Pillars of Investing - William Bernstein
- The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing - Bogle, Larimore, LeBoeuf, & Lindauer
- Killing Sacred Cows - Garrett Gunderson
And with this list, you can begin to see where my aspirations lie.
Hopefully this list gives you something to read, because I doubt this backlog will be cleared by me any time soon. As previously mentioned, I have another list of more technical books and journal articles. If you wish to attain this list, please contact me.