Need some book ideas? Then check out the book-related links from over the past month or so. For even more book ideas can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, see our latest monthly post of the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers . Enjoy!


Book excerpt: Three skills humans need in an automated age. An excerpt from Geoff Colvin’s Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. (Fortune)

Book list: Four book recommendations from Rory Sutherland including Gerd Gigerenzer’s Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions. (Farnam Street)

Book review: Matthew P. Erickson makes the case for active management in Asset Rotation: The Demise of Modern Portfolio Theory and the Birth of an Investment Renaissance. (Enterprising Investor)

Book notes: Your backyard is more interesting than you think. A look at Ben-Erik van Wyk and Michael Wink’s Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons. (New Scientist)<

Book Q&A: Why bad food tastes good. A discussion with Mark Schatzker author of The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor. (Vox)

Book list: 22 books to read on psychology and behavioral economics including The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates. (Farnam Street)

Book excerpt: A dozen things Charlie Munger has said about reading by Tren Griffin author of Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. (25iq)

Book notes: Is beating the market harder than it’s ever been? Larry Swedroe co-author of The Incredible Shrinking Alpha thinks so. (Canadian Couch Potato)

Book notes: Tenure-track academic positions are increasingly rare. Reading Karen Kelsey’s The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job might help. (Slate)

Book recommendations: Charlie Munger reads a lot. Some of his book recommendations including The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy by Robert G. Hagstrom. (Irrelevant Investor)

Book notes: Michael Booth’s The Almost Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia is “fun plus you will learn something.” (Marginal Revolution)

Book notes: Greg Steinmetz’s The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger is for anyone interested in economic history. (Reading the Markets)

Book review: My Side of the Street: Why Wolves, Flash Boys, Quants, and Masters of the Universe Don’t Represent the Real Wall Street by Jason DeSena Trennert is an “engaging memoir” about his time on Wall Street. (Barron’s)

Book Q&A: A talk with Susan Casey author of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins. (The Daily Beast)

Book review: On the “warm appeal” of David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers. (NY Review of Books)

Book list: The 15 finalists are in for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award including Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. (FT)

Book list: What books Barack Obama took on his vacation including The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. (kottke)

Book review: Tyler Cowen thinks that both parts of Geoffrey Colvin’s Humans are Underrated What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will are worth reading. (Washington Post)

Book review: What Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma by G. Andrew Karolyi gets right. (FT Alphaville)

Book notes: On the investing implications of Larry Swedroe’s The Incredible Shrinking Alpha. (Canadian Couch Potato)

Book review: There is a lot going on behind that seashell you found. A recommendation for Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales. (The Daily Beast)

Book notes: Some notes from Sebastian Mallaby’s book on hedge funds More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite. (Irrelevant Investor)

Book list: A summer reading list for geeks including SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient by Jane McGonigal. (WSJ)

Book recommendation: Brad Feld “loved” Ashlee Vance’s biography of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for the Fantastic Future. (Brad Feld)

Book recommendation: Thinking about autism differently in NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman. (kottke)

Book notes: 10 underrated quotes from Charlie Munger from Tren Griffin’s Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Book recommendation: Steve Lohr’s Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else is an interesting read. (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: A dozen things learned from Charlie Munger about making rational decisions. Insights from Tren Griffin’s Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. (25iq)

Book recommendation: Jesse Livermore Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929 by Tom Rubython is the best book on the legendary trader. (Aleph Blog)

Book recommendation: The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth is “an enjoyable, uplifting read.” (Reading the Markets)

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