Books I've Read

Some notes on the books I've read through the years.

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The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money

A follow up to Inside the House of Money, this book contains interviews with several hedge fund managers who survived and/or thrived the 2008 financial meltdown. Lots of the interviews contain vernacular beyond my laymen knowledge of the macro investment world. However, one common theme among the interviewees was their concern about inflation. Having the benefit of five years of hindsight, it proves even the best in the business can make inaccurate forecasts. Learning about their thought process made it an interesting read.

House of Lies

A fun, quick moving parody of sorts about one man's journey in the world of management consulting. Martin's witty humor made this an enjoyable read, although at times the corporate world tales hit close to home. The books essentially reads like part sarcastic consulting how-to book, and part autobiography explaining how the author came to realize the most important traits to have in a consulting career. And although this book is meant as a humorous read, I have a feeling that the author hardly exaggerated as the truth is funnier than any fiction.

A Showtime TV series with the same name has Martin as the main character, but the show is entirely different then this book.

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript
Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript
Million Dollar Consulting
The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money
House of Lies
Common Lisp Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
Lessons from the Greatest Stock Traders of All Time
Jesse Livermore's How-To Trade in Stocks
Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
Exploiting Earnings Volatility: An Innovative New Approach to Evaluating, Optimizing, and Trading Option Strategies to Profit from Earnings Announcements
Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets
The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business
The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Outliers: The Story of Success
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Liar's Poker
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Logical Trader
The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market
The Conquest of Happiness
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money
Let Over Lambda
I, Robot
The Black Swan
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
Database Modeling and Design: Logical Design
Option Volatility & Pricing
Options Made Easy
Collaboration Explained
The Wisdom of Teams
The Richest Man in Babylon
Understanding Power
Trading for a Living
The Society of Mind
How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market
Enders Game
How To Win Friends and Influence People
SQL for Smarties
Foundation
A Random Walk Down Wallstreet
Programming Language Concepts
An Illustrated Short History of Progress
Letters to a Young Contrarian
The Art of the Metaobject Protocol
Musashi
Foundations of Computer Science C Edition
The New Elite
The top 10 distinctions between millionaires and the middle class
Thinking in Java
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Atlas Shrugged
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming
The Art of Prolog
The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
Web Design for Developers
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The 4-Hour Workweek
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Founders at Work
Agile Project Management with Scrum
The Pragmatic Programmer
Object-Oriented Programming in Common Lisp
The Selfish Gene
Practical Common Lisp
Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind
The Piano Tuner
Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
The Things They Carried
Undone
The Road
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner
A Briefer History of Time
1984
Atonement
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Andromeda Strain
The Cider House Rules
The Hobbit
The Great Gatsby
Tender Is the Night
Youngblood Hawke
Programming Pearls
Eragon