Arguably the most skilled investor of our time - Warren Buffet - suggests that reading 500 pages a day was the key to success. "That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest," he explained.
That's why so many successful people make reading a daily ritual. It's why Bill Gates reads 50 books every year . If you wanted to read as much as Bill, you'd only have to read one book per week.
Reading is the easiest way to get new ideas and tap into new ways of thinking. Katie and I researched and reflected on the best business/ investing books to bring you this list.
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing
by Benjamin Graham
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" - which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies - has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.
Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
by Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach.
Uncover what's holding you back from making money
Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
Shape your reality - stop playing victim to circumstance
Get as wealthy as you want to be
Smart Women Finish Rich, Expanded and Updated
by David Bach
Smart Women Finish Rich is one of the most popular financial books for women ever written. If you are just getting started in your investment life and looking to manage your money yourself, this book is your proven roadmap to the life you want and deserve.
With Smart Women Finish Rich, you will feel like you are being coached personally by one of America's favourite and most trusted financial experts.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviours that lead to remarkable results.
If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. . You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.
Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
He's called “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe”. Here is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene
Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz.
Some laws teach the need for prudence (1: Never Outshine the Master), others teach the value of confidence (28: Enter Action with Boldness), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (15: Crush Your Enemy Totally). The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defence, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
by Morgan Housel
Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behaviour is hard to teach, even to really smart people.
Money―investing, personal finance, and business decisions―is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together.
In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics