Favorite Non-Fiction

  • Dumping Iron – Maybe not my favorite book but I think it is definitely the most important book I’ve ever read.
  • Buffettology – I’ve read many investing books and several about Warren Buffett.  This one was the best I’ve read about how to analyze an investment.  I’ve used these methods throughout my investing life.
  • This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly – This book isn’t really a ‘great book’.  It read like a textbook for the most part.  But the level of research in it was amazing.  In fact, less than halfway through the book it was done and the appendix (with all the research) began.  The entire concept of the book was very interesting to me and is one I think is important to understand.  Throughout history, we have been lending, borrowing, crashing and recovering.  Every time we think we have it licked…we don’t…and won’t.
  • The Road Less Travelled – This is one of the few books I’ve read multiple times in my life.  “Life Is Hard” is a statement that I live by daily.  The book is huge on personal responsibility as well (which I try to make a cornerstone in my life).  If I was forced to read one book every year for the rest of my life it would be this one.
  • Margin Of Safety – This is a very good book on investing that covers a lot of important topics very well.  It is hard to find as well (and sells for a good sum of money).
  • Killing Patton – I’m a huge Patton fan and love his story in general and this book does a great job weaving his story and his death together.
  • Killing Lincoln – I think this is the best of the ‘Killing’ books and I also love all things Lincoln so this book was awesome and very well done.
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