Diary of a Financier


My Personal, Virtual Bookshelf

Top Books

  1. Ahamed, Liaquat: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
  2. Lowenstein, Roger: When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
  3. Taleb, Nassim: Fooled by Randomness
  4. Lewis, Michael: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
  5. Peters, Edgar: Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets
  6. Horowitz, Ben: The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  7. Mallaby, Sebastian: More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
  8. Thiel, Peter: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  9. Ferguson, Niall: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
  10. MacMillan, Margaret: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
  11. Taleb, Nassim: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  12. Stein, Garth: The Art of Racing in the Rain
  13. Tett, Gillian: Fool’s Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe
  14. Isaacson, Walter: Steve Jobs
  15. Chernow, Ron: The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
  16. Schwager, Jack: Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
  17. Partnoy, Frank: The Match King: Ivar Kreuger
  18. Hoffman, David: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
  19. Andreessen, Marc: The pmarca Blog Archives (select posts, 2007-09)
  20. Klarman, Seth: Margin of Safety
  21. Levy, Steven: In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  22. Altucher, James: Choose Yourself
  23. Christensen, Clayton: The Innovator’s Dilemma
  24. Ries, Eric: The Lean Startup
  25. Coll, Steve: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to 9/11/2001
  26. Stone, Brad: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos & the Age of Amazon
  27. Kahneman, Daniel: Thinking, Fast and Slow
  28. Fox, Justin: The Myth of the Rational Market
  29. Schwager, Jack: Hedge Fund Market Wizards
  30. Pink, Daniel: Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
  31. Carlin, Dan: Hardcore History: The Wrath of the Khans (Parts I-V)
  32. Knight, Phil: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  33. Zeihan, Peter: The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder
  34. Chernow, Ron: Alexander Hamilton
  35. Patterson, Scott: Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System
  36. Bilton, Nick: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  37. Bruner, Robert & Carr, Sean: The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm
  38. Diamandis, Peter: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World
  39. Lewis, Michael: Liar’s Poker
  40. Berger, Jonah: Contagious: Why Things Catch On
  41. Isaacson, Walter: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  42. Taleb, Nassim: The Black Swan
  43. Stone, Brad: The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
  44. Holt, Jim: Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
  45. Lowenstein, Roger: The End of Wall Street
  46. Ahuja, Maneet: The Alpha Masters
  47. Cohan, William: The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres
  48. Carlson, Nicholas: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
  49. Hillenbrand, Laura: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  50. Lanier, Jaron: Who Owns the Future?
  51. Patterson, Scott: The Quants
  52. Soros, George: The Alchemy of Finance
  53. Glenny, Misha: McMafia
  54. Clark, Duncan: Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
  55. Holiday, Ryan: Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
  56. Bilton, Nick: Hatching Twitter
  57. Harari, Yuval Noah: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  58. Vance, Ashlee: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  59. Schwager, Jack: The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders
  60. Cramer, James: Confessions of a Street Addict
  61. Mares, Justin & Weinberg, Gabriel: Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
  62. Harris, Blake: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
  63. Kidder, Tracy: The Soul of a New Machine (Data General)
  64. Vance, J.D.: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  65. Lefevre, Edwin: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  66. McLean, Bethany & Nocera, Joe: All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
  67. Banerjee, Abhijit & Duflo, Esther: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
  68. Lambert, Emily: The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World’s Biggest Markets
  69. Sorkin, Andrew Ross: Too Big to Fail
  70. Greenblatt, Joel: The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
  71. Levitt, Steven & Dubner, Stephen: Freakonomics
  72. Stewart, James: Den of Thieves
  73.  Browser, Bill: Red Notice
  74. Nasar, Sylvia: Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
  75. McLean, Bethany: The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
  76. Coelho, Paulo: The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream
  77. Feiler, Bruce: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
  78. Kiechel, Walter: Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World
  79. Narang, Rishi: Inside the Black Box: A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading
  80. Stiles, T.J.: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
  81. Ismail, Salim: Exponential Organizations
  82. Valliant, John: The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
  83. Gertner, John: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  84. Silver, Nate: The Signal and the Noise
  85. Stross, Randall: The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator
  86. Lewis, Michael: The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story (Jim Clark’s Silicon Graphics/Netscape/Healtheon)
  87. Carlin, Dan: Hardcore History: The Blueprint for Armageddon (Parts I-VI, World War I)
  88. Miller, James Andrew: Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  89. Senghor, Shaka: Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
  90. Thurow, Roger: The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change
  91. McNish, Jacqui & Silcoff, Sean: Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry
  92. Noah, Trevor: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
  93. Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged
  94. Irwin, Neil: The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
  95. Wu, Tim: The Attention Merchants
  96. Egan, Tim: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
  97. Kushner, David: Masters of Doom
  98. Catmull, Ed: Creativity, Inc. (Pixar)
  99. Enrich, David: The Spider Network (LIBOR fixing scandal)
  100. Rogers, Jim: Street Smarts
  101. Levitt, Steven & Dubner, Stephen: SuperFreakonomics
  102. McCullough, Keith & Blake, Richard: Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager
  103. Diamandis, Peter: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
  104. Derman, Emanuel: My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance
  105. Pausch, Randy: The Last Lecture
  106. Botsman, Rachel & Rogers, Roo: What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption
  107. Lewis, Michael: Flash Boys
  108. Benioff, Marc: Behind the Cloud (salesforce.com)
  109. Pressfield, Steven: The War of Art
  110. Burrough, Bryan: Barbarians at the Gate
  111. Mele, Nicco: The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath
  112. Collins, Jim: Good to Great
  113. Nadella, Satya: Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
  114. Biggs, Barton: A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp
  115. Parker, Geoffrey: Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy
  116. Laozi: Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)
  117. Kindleberger, Charles: Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises
  118. Lewis, Michael: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  119. Svane, Mikkel: Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business (Denmark’s Zendesk)
  120. Lynch, Peter: One Up On Wall Street
  121. Collins, Jim: Built to Last
  122. Friedman, Thomas: The World Is Flat
  123. Godin, Seth: Leap First: Creating Work That Matters
  124. Marks, Howard: The Most Important Thing
  125. Biggs, Barton: Wealth, War & Wisdom
  126. Hoffman, Reid & Casnocha, Ben: The Startup of You
  127. Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
  128. Guillebeau, Chris: The $100 Startup
  129. Dalio, Ray: Principles: Life and Work (Bridgewater)
  130. Coelho, Paulo: Manuscript Found in Accra
  131. Brooks, John: Business Adventures

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