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Market Folly's Summer Reading List

If you've got a vacation / holiday coming up and need some reading material, here are some recommended books on investing, hedge funds, business, decision making, and life in general.  Some are newer books, others are classics you might have missed and should catch up on.

Have any other suggestions?  Hit the comments below.  Enjoy!

2017 Summer Reading List

  Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street by Sheelah Kolhatkar.  If you're looking for a financial thriller centered around the hedge fund world, this is it.


  Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy by Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn.  Classic text on important concepts.


  Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business by Aswath Damodaran.  New book from the NYU Stern Professor.


  The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu.  Relevant read in this day and age.


  Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight.  Recommended by Warren Buffett recently.


  The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow. Bibliography that's been recommended by many. 


  Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.  New book from the Facebook COO and the Wharton professor.


  Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.  Learn how to stop being busy and start being productive.