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I picked up “Fooled by Randomness” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the store about a month ago. While looking for a mathematical options trading book (big surprise, not found) this caught my eye. Randomness has always interested me so when I found a book in the trading section about it I couldn’t pass it up.
While not a new book, The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene is still a must read. Greene discusses 48 laws that will help you become powerful or maintain power.
Each chapter covers a different law of power, such as law #33: Discover each man’s thumbscrew. Greene provides at least one historical reference where the law worked, and at least one where it failed. He then reviews why they worked or failed, and when the law should be used or not used. The text is full of quotes and parables, and reading can be dry at times. Despite this I found it a very enjoyable and interesting book. It seemed easiest to read a chapter a day, thus reading it over a period of months. The combination of history, quotes, parables, fables, and poems brings power to a whole new light.
I had this book on my shelf for quite some time before I started reading it a few weeks ago. I should have picked it up sooner! The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Helly covers fundamental analysis to pick long term stock investments. Kelly provides information for amatures and pros alike. There is something for everyone in here!
One of the things I liked the most about this book is chapter 2, “How The Masters Tell Us To Invest.” This chapter reviews the strategies of some of the top 6 investors of all time. He then compares and contrasts their methods, giving a concise summary of the things they all agree on. He then takes this combination and gives his method of stock picking.