Recommended Reading List

Some of my favorites books that cover a wide range of topics from macro economics, sales leadership, biology, and the gambling math (the beginning of Hedge Funds) that helps us make decisions, drive technology to current issues that exemplify thought leadership lessons, that could be life changing to you.

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The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable


by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.
Death March

Death March (2nd Edition)


by Edward Yourdon

Historically, all software projects have involved a certain degree of risk and pressure -- but many of the projects in today's chaotic business environment involve such intense pressure that they are referred to colloquially as "death-march"
Nudges

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness


By Richard H. Thaler

Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources—and show us how sensible “choice architecture” can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions.
Option Volatility & Pricing

Option Volatility & Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques


by Sheldon Natenberg


The bestselling Option Volatility & Pricing has made Sheldon Natenberg a widely recognized authority in the option industry. At firms around the world, the text is often the first book that new professional traders are given to learn the trading strategies and risk management techniques required for success in option markets.
Botany of Desire

Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World


by Michael Pollan

The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America
Security Analysis

Security Analysis: The Classic 1951 Edition


by Benjamin Graham

With nearly a million copies sold, Security Analysis has been continuously in print for more than sixty years. No investment book in history had either the immediate impact, or the long-term relevance and value, of its first edition.
Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy : How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant


by W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a hundred years and thirty industries, authors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne argue that lasting success comes from creating 'blue oceans': untapped new market spaces ripe from growth. And the business world has caught on - companies around the world are skipping the bloody red oceans of rivals and creating their very own blue oceans.
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The Mathematics of Gambling


by Edward Thorp

More than twenty years after the publication of Beat the Dealer, the best-selling book on winning at blackjack, Dr. Edward O. Thorp again focused his attention on gambling games with an analysis of: * BACCARAT -- Can card counting eliminate the house advantage? * BACKGAMMON -- Playing optimally in endgame situations. * BLACKJACK -- Understanding blackjack systems and detecting cheating. * GAMBLING GAMES -- Which ones you cannot beat and why.
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Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers


by Geoffrey A. Moore

In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority.
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The New Strategic Selling: The Unique Sales System Proven Successful by the World's Best Companies


by Robert B. Miller

The Book That Sparked A Selling Revolution In 1985 one book changed sales and marketing forever. Rejecting manipulative tactics and emphasizing "process," Strategic Selling presented the idea of selling as a joint venture and introduced the decade's most influential concept, Win-Win.