Friday, February 26, 2016

The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison*

* God doesn't think he's Larry Ellison

The book's title makes it sound a lot more vitriolic than it really is. The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison appeared to me (purely as an outsider) to be a candid, two-sided description of the guy who started and runs Oracle.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Market Masters

Almost 30 successful investors were interviewed for Robin Speziale's new book, Market Masters. Speziale must be one heck of a salesman, as his book was endorsed by a lot of people you've probably heard of in the money management business like Ken Fisher, Guy Spier and Mohnish Pabrai.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy

I don't often read fiction, but when I do, it's because the book is highly recommended. In the case of The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, there are just too many people who love this book for me to have ignored it any longer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


I have been accumulating shares of Biorem over the past couple of months, as I believe it to be an undervalued company.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Birth of the Pill

I would have expected invention of The (birth control) Pill to be a top down kind of effort: Some pharma companies putting in a great deal of work to find glory and profit in a product that was sure to sell by the million. But the reality was completely different. In Birth of The Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the story of how this revolutionary invention was conceived.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Rational Optimist

It's a sea of pessimism out there, as a great number of people believe mankind has either begun or is on the verge of decline. Matt Ridley sets them straight in The Rational Optimist.