Posts filed under “Books”

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (August 2013)

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Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased.

Its anonymous — I don’t know who bought what — but there’s lots of data on the various books generated.

These were the most popular TBP books for August:

Bailout Nation (Barry Ritholtz)
Choose Yourself! (James Altucher)
The Success Equation (Michael J. Mauboussin)
Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (Tony Stoltzfus)
Lords of Finance (Liaquat Ahamed)
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Edwin Lefèvre)
The Myth of the Rational Market (Justin Fox)
Backstage Wall Street (Josh Brown)
Manias, Panics and Crashes (Charles P. Kindleberger)
Griftopia (Matt Taibbi)
The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
New Ideas from Dead Economists (Todd G. Buchholz)
Poor Charlie’s Almanack (Charles T. Munger)
When Genius Failed (Roger Lowenstein)

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What Are Your Favorite “Non-Boring” Business Books?

Earlier today, Hugh McLeod tweeted: “Reading business books. About as much fun as drinking tepid sea water.” To which I responded: “You are reading the wrong ones.”   Hugh’s complaint sets up an interesting question: What are your favorite business books that are also fun reads? They can’t be boring, must be Business or Investing…Read More

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Real Books . . .

I love this window in The Strand, a used bookstore whose aisles I used to haunt when I was in grad school:   click for bigger photo Source: flickr   Even if Jeff Bezos won’t buy you, its possible to fight back with a clever advertising campaign. The Strand notes that Real Books are: Priced…Read More

Category: Books, Digital Media, Technology

A Generational Selling Opportunity for the U.S. Long Bond

From James O’Shaugnessy, author of What Works on Wall Street, Best-Performing Investment Strategies:  

Category: Books, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (July 2013)

Click to enlarge Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased. Its anonymous — I don’t know who bought…Read More

Category: Books, Consumer Spending

The Best (Non-Financial) Financial Books

From time to time people ask me to give them recommendations on good finance books. When I respond, I either get blank stares or laughs… What’s so funny about the Tao Te Ching, Thoreau’s Walden, or Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling On Happiness? Were they expecting something like Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace, Kiyosaki’s Poor Dad / Rich…Read More

Category: Books, Philosophy

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (June 2013)

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Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased.

Its anonymous — I don’t know who bought what — but there’s lots of data on the various books generated.

These were the most popular TBP books for June:

Choose Yourself! (James Altucher)
Bailout Nation (Barry Ritholtz)
Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (Tony Stoltzfus)
Life Coaching Activities and Powerful Questions: A Life Coaching Activities Workbook! (Phyllis E Reardon)
Philosophy: Who Needs It (Ayn Rand)
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (G. Edward Griffin)
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (Barry Schwartz)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Poor Charlie’s Almanack (Peter D. Kaufman)

 

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Choose Yourself by James Altucher

Choose Yourself by James Altucher The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen…Read More

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The Paradox of Choice

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I discovered The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, through a TED talk (after the jump) — I haven’t read it yet, but it looks quite interesting.

Reviews:

“In this revolutionary and beautifully reasoned book, Barry Schwartz shows that there is vastly too much choice in the modern world. This promiscuous amount of choice renders the consumer helpless and dissatisfied. The Paradox of Choice is a must read for every thoughtful person.”
— Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness

“The Paradox of Choice carries a simple yet profoundly life-altering message for all Americans. Based on new research, Barry Schwartz explores why we want more choices when the best possible choice is already at hand, and how the creation of this “choice overload” undermines good decision-making. His eleven practical, simple steps to becoming less choosy will change much in your daily life. Buy this book now!”
— Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness: What It Is, What to Do About It

“Today’s world offers us more choices but, ironically, less satisfaction. In this provocative and riveting book, Barry Schwartz shines the light of psychological science on popular culture and shows us steps we can take toward a more rewarding life. This is one of those rare books I just couldn’t put down.”
— David G. Myers, author of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils

 

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Category: Books, Psychology

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (April 2013)

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Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased.

Its anonymous — I don’t know who bought what — but there’s lots of data on the various books generated.

These were the most popular TBP books for April:

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (Steven Levy)
The Triumph of Contrarian Investing (Ned Davis)
Bailout Nation (Barry Ritholtz)
Being Right or Making Money (Ned Davis)
Contagious (Jonah Berger)
The Bankers’ New Clothes (Anat Admati)
Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (Frank Partnoy)
How We Know What Isn’t So (Thomas Gilovich)
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Robert B. Cialdini)
Markets in Motion (Ned Davis)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Big Data (Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger)
Poor Charlie’s Almanack (Charles T. Munger)
The battle for stock market profits (Gerald M Loeb)

 

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