Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Acquirer's Multiple

Any book by Tobias Carlisle goes to the top of my reading list, as I find the content about which he writes is usually extremely relevant to how I try to invest. For me, the main idea behind this line of thinking is to identify market anomalies (e.g. stocks with lower multiples outperform) and then play in that space, so as to benefit from a statistical advantage. Carlisle has done a lot of work identifying and discussing perhaps the most useful anomaly today, the outperformance of low EV/EBIT multiples, or a variant of what he calls The Acquirer's Multiple.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Former pick-up artist (PUA) and PUA coach Mark Manson offers some counter-intuitive approaches to living a good life in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. The book is well-written, funny and full of wisdom.

Friday, December 1, 2017

All The Tomorrows

The action starts right away in All the Tomorrows as a woman suspiciously follows her husband in order to discover his secret. That secret would change her life.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Best Books of 2017

These weren't actually written in 2017 (most of them anyway), but rather I read them in 2017. I went through all the books I read this year, and have ranked them below, as holiday gift ideas for you!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hatching Twitter

I enjoyed Nick Bilton's book, American Kingpin, so much that I decided to check out another of his books, Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, especially because it's about one of my favourite apps.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Permanent Portfolio

You'd like to invest for the long-term, but you can't take the stomach churns that result from being fully invested in the stock market, no matter how rewarding the returns can be over long periods. The Permanent Portfolio: Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy is aimed at you. The authors have compiled a strategy that they believe generates decent returns in most economic periods - at the very least, it will lower your portfolio's volatility, even if you have to sacrifice returns in the process.

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Four Hour Chef

I generally select books by either their topics or because they come highly recommended; I rarely seek out books by a certain author. Tim Ferriss is an exception. I was enormously influenced by two of his books, so I decided to read The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life, even though I have little interest right now in growing my culinary skills (but maybe someday!).

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