Post-quarantine Library

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

NEW - Destined for war (Graham Allison - Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University).


My favorites

* Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Michael Lewis

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

ROD the autobiography.

Life. James Fox and Keith Richards.

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life. Michael Caine

Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide. John David Mann.

10 Billion. Stephen Emmott.

Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men who Blew Up the British Economy

The Man Who Knew. Sebastian Mallaby


Business Strategy, Economy and finance.

* The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor. Howard S. Marks.

The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse. Mohamed A. El-Erian.

Good Strategy. Bad Strategy. Richard Rumelt UCLA MBA.

Radical Uncertainty. Mervyn King. John Kay.

What it takes. Stephen A. Schwarzman. (History of Blackstone) Intro and PDF

Mastering the market cycle. Howard Marks.

Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought. Andrew Lo

Tools and weapons. Brad Smith ( Microsoft’s chief lawyer and diplomat).

Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future.

Skin in the game. Nassim Taleb. The latest version of the Black Swan theory.

Coming apart. Charles Murray.

Chaos Monkeys. Antonio García Martínez.

Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction


Biographies and history

* Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years. John Guy.

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. Boris Johnson.

The making of the first world war. Ian Beckett.

FDR by Ted Morgan (Biography of Franklin D Roosevelt)

The wisdom of crowds. James Surowiecki

The madness of crowds. Douglas Murray

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS. Joby Warrick.

A Higher Loyalty. James Comey

The Republic of Gupta. Pieter-Louis Myburgh.


* favorite among favorites.

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