My evergrowing list of must-read books for the smart investor

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham Probably one of the most well-known books on investing written by Benjamin Graham, one of the early mentors of Warren Buffet, one of the worlds most wealthiest people.

“By far the best book on investing ever written.” – Warren Buffett

In more ways than one this is a book that everyone should have in their library and maybe give it a read several times. Recent revised editions of the book contain additional text as commentary with up-to-date market developments that only prove that the concepts and principles exposed in this book are as actual today as they were back in 1943 when the first edition of this book was published.

A Man for All Markets

A Man For All Markets This is a fairly recent book written by Edward O. Thorp the New York Times bestselling author of Beat the Dealer. He is a former professor of mathematics at MIT, UCLS, New Mexico State University and the University of California, Irvine.

If you haven’t heard about him yet and you are passionate about investing and money management as well as risk taking – or better yet said risk management – then give this biographical book a read, I guarantee you will like it.

Thorp is the guy who had been beating both the markets on Wall Street as well as the dealers in Las Vegas for years now.

In this book you will get to read an incredible life story revealing how the professor made his money and read his advice for the next generation of investors.

The Star Principle

The Star Principle The Start Principle is a simple and straight forward book written by Richard Koch the author of the bestseller “The 80/20 Principle”.

Koch has made a huge fortune from starting, helping and investing in companies he calls “star companies”. Some of these companies include Filofax, Belgo Restaurants, Plymouth Gin and Betfair – just to name a few.

The book is an idea that turned into a framework for creating or discovering these star businesses and then nurturing and expanding them until you exit at the right time.

Warning: This book can make you extremely rich.

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Snowball Warren Buffett and the Business of Life This a biography of one of the world’s richest man and as the title even suggest it’s not all 100% about business and investing. I found this book to be a very good read with plenty of lessons to be learned.