What I’ve Been Reading

The following are some of the books that I’ve been reading over the past month. Some are investment or business oriented, others are related to personal productivity or improving one’s life.

If you would like to discuss any of them, just contact me. I’d love to talk about any of them.

The Investment Answer, by Daniel Goldie and Gordon Murray; this is a concise, well written investment book, which is very consistent with our investment philosophy. Highly recommend it. You can read it in an hour or two.

The End of Wall Street, by Roger Lowenstein. Another book on the financial crisis of the past few years, written by a top financial journalist/author. I have previously written about The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, which is primarily focused on the mortgage backed securities crisis. This book is much more broad in its coverage of the entire financial crisis and how the government and large financial institutions dealt with the crisis. I’m only part way through this book, but recommend it if you want a further understanding of what took place. Very objectively told.

Good to Great, for the Social Sector, by Jim Collins; This is a short supplement to the classic business book, Good to Great. If you run a business, Good to Great should be required reading. At least skim it to get the main points. This supplement is written for non-profit organizations. Very well written and thought provoking. I read this as preparation for a non-profit board retreat that I participated in.

The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy; The Promise Doctrine, by Jason Womack; and Thrive, by Alan Weiss; highly recommend each of these books, which focus on different aspects of personal productivity and managing your life. They are each excellent in their own respect!

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, by Jack Covert; this is terrific compilation, organized by topic. The author of this book provides a summary of each of the 100 books, with a few page description of the main ideas of each book. An excellent resource. I am proud of the fact that I have read a significant number of the books featured in this book.

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