What follows is a brief list of additional books that I’ve found intriguing and enriching for countless reasons. Are they relevant to our education as an investor? Some, yes. Some, not so much. But I’ve found all of these books richly rewarding.


Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values
by Lawrence  Cunningham

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
by Tony Hsieh

Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd
by Young me Moon

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher,William Ury,and Bruce Patton

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
by Adam Grant

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling
by Frank Bettger

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends
by Tim Sanders

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm
by Verne Harnish

Matsushita Leadership: Lessons from the 20th Century’s Most Remarkable Entrepreneur
by John Kotter

Ogilvy on Advertising
by David Ogilvy

Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry
by Steven Rattner

Sam Walton: Made in America
by Sam Walton with John Huey

Ten Commandments for Business Failure
by Donald Keough

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
by Marc Levinson

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham

The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
by Bob Burg and John David Mann

The Halo Effect and the Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers
by Phil Rosenzweig

The King of Cash: The Inside Story of Laurence Tisch
by Christopher Winans

The One Minute Manager
by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses
by Amar Bhidé

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
by William Draper

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born: It’s Grown, Here’s How
by Daniel Coyle

Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships
by Kenneth Blanchard, Thad Lacinak, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
by Spencer Johnson

Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed
by Michael Eisner with Aaron Cohen


Modern International Economics
by Shelagh Heffernan and Peter Sinclair

The Economy as an Evolving Complex System
by Philip Anderson, Kenneth Arrow, and David Pines

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
by Matt Ridley


500 Master Games of Chess
by S. Tartakower and J. du Mont

Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture
by Johan Huizinga

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane McGonigal

Winning Chess Tactics for Juniors
by Lou Hays

Wise Choices: Decisions, Games, and Negotiations
by Richard Zeckhauser, Ralph Keeney, and James Sebenius


A Zebra in Lion Country
by Ralph Wanger with Everett Mattlin

Active Value Investing: Making Money in Range-Bound Markets
by Vitaliy Katsenelson

Beating the Street
by Peter Lynch

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor
by Tren Griffin

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
by Philip Fisher

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story
by David Einhorn and Joel Greenblatt

Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System that Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
by William Poundstone

Investing: The Last Liberal Art
by Robert Hagstrom

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications
by L.J. Rittenhouse

Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers
by Jim Rogers

More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times
by Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue

Mosaic: Perspectives on Investing
by Mohnish Pabrai

More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places
by Michael Mauboussin

Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett
by Andrew Kilpatrick

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment
by David Swensen

Security Analysis
by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger
by Peter Bevelin

Short Stories from the Stock Market: Uncovering Common Themes Behind Falling Stocks to Find Uncommon Ideas
by Amit Kumar

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence
by Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard Hudson

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
by Howard Marks

The Warren Buffett Way
by Robert Hagstrom

Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond
by Bruce Greenwald, Judd Kahn, Paul Sonkin, and Michael van Biema

Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Or, A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
by Fred Schwed

Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich
by Jason Zweig


100 Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez

Donne: Poems
by John Donne

by William Shakespeare

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach

Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
by Robert Pirsig


Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with the Truth
by Mahatma Gandhi

City Police
by Jonathan Rubinstein

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
by William Deresiewicz

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
by Sudhir Venkatesh

by Niall Ferguson

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela

Metaphors We Live By
by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by John Derbyshire

Reagan: A Life in Letters
by Ronald Reagan

Symmetry and the Monster: The Story of One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics
by Mark Ronan

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell

The New British Constitution
by Vernon Bogdanor

The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

Trolling Euclid: An Irreverent Guide to Nine of Mathematics’ Most Important Problems
by Tom Wright

Vor 1914: Erinnerungen an Frankfurt geschrieben in Israel
by Selmar Spier

Walden: or, Life in the Woods
by Henry David Thoreau

Why America Is Not a New Rome
by Vaclav Smil


A Theory of Justice
by John Rawls

Anarchy, the State, and Utopia
by Robert Nozick

Destination Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Torah Readings
by Isaac Sassoon

Halakhic Man
by Joseph Soloveitchik

Letters from a Stoic
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl

by Marcus Aurelius

Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics
by Leonard Kravits and Kerry Olitzky

Plato, not Prozac! Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems
by Lou Marinoff

Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tsu

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu

The Consolations of Philosophy
by Alain de Botton

The Mahabharata

The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes
by Lou Marinoff

The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ and Other Essays
by Jay Haley

The Talmud

The Zohar


Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self
by Allan Schore

Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self
by Allan Schore

Attachment and Loss
by John Bowlby

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why; True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death
by Laurence Gonzales

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
by Antonio Damasio

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood
by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

EMDR: The Breakthrough Eye Movement Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
by Francine Shapiro

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious
by Gerd Gigerenzer

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert Cialdini

Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients
by Bernie Siegel

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
by David Hawkins

Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart
by Gerd Gigerenzer and Peter Todd

The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions
by Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven

The Art of Thinking Clearly
by Rolf Dobelli

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
by Daniel Siegel

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
by Antonio Damasio

The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain
by Louis Cozolino

There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives
by Robert Hopcke

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
by Peter Levine with Ann Frederick

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney


At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity
by Stuart Kauffman

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler

Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity
by John Gribbin

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
by Steven Johnson

How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality
by Per Bak

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration
by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
by Albert-László Barabási

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
by V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Signs of Life: How Complexity Pervades Biology
by Ricard Solé and Brian Goodwin

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are
by Joseph LeDoux


A Message to Garcia
by Elbert Hubbard

A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life
by John Kralik

Acres of Diamonds
by Russell Conwell

As a Man Thinketh
by James Allen

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
by Brené Brown

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

by Eugene Gendlin

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
by Harville Hendrix

Getting There: A Book of Mentors
by Gillian Zoe Segal

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

How Will You Measure Your Life?
by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon

Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide
by Harville Hendrix

Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want
by Wayne Dyer

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
by Brené Brown

Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People
by Jena Pincott

Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier
by Robert A. Emmons

The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to Be One
by Peter Kyne

The Laws of Lifetime Growth: Always Make Your Future Bigger Than Your Past
by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

The Power of Positive Thinking
by Norman Vincent Peale by M. Scott Peck

Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

Thrift and Generosity: The Joy of Giving
by John Templeton Jr.