Book Reviews

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By Robert Greene


 Big Data:
A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

 The First 90 Days
Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

By Michael Watkins


The Alpha Masters
Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds


By Maneet Ahuja



The Outsiders:
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

By William N. Thorndike, Jr.

Beating the Business Cycle

Beating the Business Cycle: 
How to Predict and Profit from Turning Points in the Economy

By Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji

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A Modern Approach to Graham & Dodd Investing

By Thomas Au

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Financial Fine Print:
Uncovering a Company’s True Value

by Michelle Leder

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The Invisible Hands:
Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money

by Steven Drobny

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The Greatest Trades of All Time

by Vincent Veneziani

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US Securities Regulation

by Eduardo Vidal and Jan J.H. Joosten

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Oil 101

by Morgan Downey


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Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

by Nicholas Wapshott



Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

by Nouriel Roubini 

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

by Michael Lewis

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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure

by Tim Harford 

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The Undercover Economist

by Tim Harford 

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Confidence Game:
How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street’s Bluff

by Christine Richard 

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Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger

by Peter Bevelin


Unified Growth Theory

by Oded Galor 

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Restructuring and Workouts: Strategies for Maximising Value

by Ben Larkin


What Would Ben Graham Do Now?
A New Value Investing Playbook for a Global Age

by Jeffrey Towson

 The Conscious Investor

The Conscious Investor:
Profiting from the Timeless Value Approach

by John Price

 Oil: A Beginner's Guide by Vaclav Smil

Oil: A Beginner’s Guide

by Vaclav Smil

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Financial Shenanigans:
How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports

by Howard M. Schilit and Jeremy Perler


The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

by Atul Gawande


The Little Book of Valuation:
How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock, and Profit

by Aswath Damodaran


The Most Important Thing:
Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

by Howard Marks

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Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

by Peter Kaufman


Quality of Earnings:
The Investor’s Guide to How Much Money a Company is Really Making

by Thornton L. O’glove and Robert Sobel


Accounting for Value

by Stephen Penman 


Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts

by James Valentine


More Than You Know:
Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places

by Michael Mauboussin


Counterparty Credit Risk:
The New Challenge for Global Financial Markets

by Jon Gregory


The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

by John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper


Red Capitalism:
The Fragile Financial Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise

by Carl Walter and Fraser Howie


Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance

by Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett 

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Don’t Count On It!
Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, 
“Mutual” Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes

by John Bogle 


The Warren Buffetts Next Door:
The World’s Greatest Investors You’ve Never Heard of

 by Matthew Schifrin


The Little Book of Sideways Markets
How to Make Money in Markets that Go Nowhere

by Vitaliy N. Katsenelson

 You Too Can Be a Stock Market Genius

You Can Be A Stock Market Genius:
Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits

by Joel Greenblatt


Applied Value Investing:
The Practical Application of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett’s Valuation Principles
to Acquisitions, Catastrophe Pricing and Business Execution

by Joseph Calandro, Jr. 


Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar


It’s Your Ship:
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by D. Michael Abrashoff 


The Black Swan:
The Impact of the Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


When Genius Failed:
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

by Roger Lowenstein 


The Making of an American Capitalist

by Roger Lowenstein 

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The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition

by Robert Hagstrom

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The Little Book of Value Investing

by Christopher Browne

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Super Crunchers:
Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

by Ian Ayres 

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Fooled by Randomness:
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

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Multi-part Review

The Intelligent Investor

by Benjamin Graham