month we published an excerpt from Eric Balchunas’ The Institutional ETF Toolbox: How Institutions Can Understand and Utilize the Fast-Growing World of ETFs, Keeping Your Dividend Edge: Strategies for Growing & Protecting Your Dividends by Todd Wenning and a Q&A with Matt Hall author of Odds On: The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor. For even more book ideas can check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest monthly post (March) of the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Remember anything you buy from Amazon through these links goes to support the site. Enjoy!


Book release: Todd Wenning has just written a short book on the changing dividend scene entitled Keeping Your Dividend Edge: Strategies for Growing & Protecting Your Dividends. (Clear Eyes Investing)

Book Q&A: Dani Rodrick author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science on the trend of economics toward empirical work. (Washington Post)

Book review: The Institutional ETF Toolbox: How Institutions Can Understand and Utilize the Fast-Growing World of ETFs by Eric Balchunas“offered a good survey of the relevant issues involving ETFs.” (Alpha Architect)

Book lists: Robert Seawright asked a bunch of writers for five books that were important to them including Expected Returns: An Invetor’s Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards by Antti Ilmanen. (Above the Market)

Book review: Richard Thaler’s Misbehaving: The Making of Behavior Economics is “an excellent read on the shortcomings of classical economic and finance theory.”  (Enterprising Investor)

Book review: Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America by Robert Benmosché with Peter Marks and Valerie Hendy is a “fitting tribute.”  (Reading the Markets)

Book list: Some classic business books that are worth re-reading including James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few.  (FT)

Book excerpt: How not to approach fund allocators. An excerpt from Ted Seides’ So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators.  (Enterprising Investor)

Book notes: The 19th century was rife with financial conspiracies. According to Janet Tavakoli, William Worthington Fowler’s Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street or Reflections of the Personal Experience of a Speculator is “a joy to read.” (The Financial Report)


Book notes: Erin Callan Mondella’s new memoir, Full Circle: A memoir of leaning in too far and the journey back, about her tenure as CFO of now-bankrupt Lehman Brothers is causing a stir.  (WSJ)

Book notes: Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank on the importance of luck in our lives.  (Marginal Revolution)

Book notes: Lessons learned from Megan Kimble’s Unprocessed: My City Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food.  (Knowledge@Wharton)

Book notes: Lessons learned from Eric Weiner’s Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.  (Knowledge@Wharton)

Book notes: Risk management and lessons from Michele Wucker’s The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.  (Reading the Markets)

Book list: Seven books for the Spring including The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley.  (Farnam Street)

Book review: Is a lack of sleep killing you? Arianna Huffington, yes that Arianna Huffington, has some thoughts in her new book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.  (FT)

Free book: The Future of Machine Intelligence: Perspectives from Leading Practitioners gives you interviews some of the leading experts in the field. (O’Reilly)

Book excerpt: Robert Frank author of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy on the value to prompting people about the role of luck in their lives.  (The Atlantic)

Book review: Dan Lyon’s Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble exposes the underbelly of the startup boom. (Marketwatch)

Book notes: The Smartest Places on Earth: How Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker argues for more public-private partnerships to build innovative cities. (WSJ)

Book notes: Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons is “a book about a 50-year-old guy trying to reinvent himself and create a new career.”  (Inc.)

Book notes: Four lessons learned from Charles Duhigg’s Smarter, Better, Faster: The Secrets of  Being Productive in Life and Business. (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Book review: Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons is “laugh-out-loud good.” (Jeff Matthews)

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