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Goodreads For The Smart Investor: Warren Buffett Annual Letter, Skin In The Game, How To Read More Books This Year et al.

Principal consultant with 20 years experience in financial industry
Mar 2, 2018 12:45 PM 3 min read

Editor's comment: This is part of an ongoing series where Ravichand from Stock and Ladder curates reads which may help you in making smart investment and entrepreneurial decisions.



Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life


Controversy Around Skin In The Game (Nassim N Taleb)


Nassim Nicholas Taleb (a Lebanese–American scholar, statistician, former trader, risk analyst and author of The Black Swan) discusses “controversial” revenge reviews of his book challenging long-held beliefs on values on spearheading military interventions, making financial investments and propagating religious beliefs,  Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life. He gives a scathing reply to all journalists "who make a verbagiastic living" of reviewing books, which he claims are often laden with factual and reasoning errors


25 Nuggets of Financial Wisdom (Muthu)


D. Muthukrishnan, a Certified Financial Planner- Personal Financial Advisor gives his two cents on financial planning and investing. Here's a favorite: "Financial independence is a state where instead of you working for money, money works for you". Also, look out for the 14th


The Staircase Chart (Rohit Chauhan)

 The Staircase Chart

Rohit Chauhan discusses the Dos and Don’ts in cases when your stocks hit an upper or lower circuit continuously for days at end


Investing Presentation to CFA Society, Kolkata Chapter (Abhishek B)


Abhishek Basumallick presents ways to play a different game and succeed in wealth generation in the long term


Behavioral Science in Business (Mckinsey)


Tim Dickson talks about how companies can use behavioral science to address unconscious bias and instincts and manage the irrational mind using techniques such as “nudging” to have a positive effect on business — without restricting what people are able to do.


A Margin of Safety (Nick Maggiulli)


Nick Maggiulli writes about the most important (and difficult) investment rule of all which will exponentially increase your chances of financial survival – having a margin of safety


ABCs of Doing Business (Kaushik Basu)


Kaushik Basu, an Indian economist who was the Chief Economist of The World Bank from 2012 to 2016 and a member of their Annual Doing Business report committee probes allegations around the report being obfuscated, rigged, and manipulated




10 Gems from Buffett’s 2018 Annual Letter (Stock and Ladder)


Warren Buffet’s annual letter has for a half decade now being closely scrutinized by investors for priceless musings on investing, business and finance


Offbeat Stuff


"If you only read that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking”

- Haruki Murakami


Can the World’s Biggest Dictionary Survive the Internet? (The Guardian)


The Guardian discusses what went into the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, which claims to provide a “definitive” record of every single word in English language from 1000AD to the present day


The Founding of Taco Bell (Ian Cassel)


Story of one of the pioneers of the fast food industry – his love for Tacos and what kept him going through the thick and thin


How to Read More Books this Year (Art of Manliness)


Read 500 pages every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up like compound interest” 

- Warren Buffett

Biggest tricks to reading upto 120 books in an year


Originally Published in Stock and Ladder