Smart_0516This month was light on book-related posts but there was no shortage of links. You can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest monthly post (April) 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 review: Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns by Marc Lichtenfeld is “a worthwhile contribution to the retail literature on investing in dividend-growth stocks.”  (Enterprising Investor)

Book review: Richard L. Peterson’s Trading on Sentiment: The Power of Minds Over Markets is a “useful guide” to using sentiment in trading. (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Michael Lewis thinks Mervyn King’s new memoir The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy could “might just save the world.”  (Bloomberg)

Book review: William Bernstein really likes Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist by L. Randall Wray. (Enterprising Investor)

Book recommendation: A lot of analysts really like Jeff Gramm’s Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism. (@ManualofIdeas)

Book notes: The FinTech Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries edited by Susanne Chishti and Janos Barberis is an “idea book.”  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible by William N. Goetzmann is for everyone who is “curious about the history of finance.”  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: There is a lot to like in Jeremy Miller’s Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor.  (Hurricane Capital)

Book review: The Options Edge: An Intuitive Approach to Generating Consistent Profits for the Novice to the Experienced Practitioner by Michael C. Khouw and Mark W. Guthner is worth the time.  (Reading the Markets)

Book review: Wall Street Potholes: Insights from Top Money Managers on Avoiding Dangerous Products by Simon Lack is “well researched and well written.”  (Enterprising Investor)


Book review: Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool authors of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise take a closer look at the science of “deliberate practice.” (Reading the Markets)

Book notes: Why women should run household finance. Insights from Kimberly Palmer’s Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family.  (NYTimes)

Book review: The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist’s Quest for a Sustainable Future by Mason Inman is “nevertheless a fascinating read.”  (FT)

Book notes: Players: The Story of Sports and Money, and the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution by Matthew Futterman “..could not be more timely.” (NYTimes)

Book review: Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds by Greg Milner is a “fascinating journey.”  (Bloomberg)

Book notes: 5 maps from Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khanna.  (Business Insider)

Book Q&A: Raj Raghunathan author of If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? talks about the value of an “abundance mindset.”  (The Atlantic)

Book notes: Seven things to do to increase your happiness. Insights from Raj Raghunathan’s If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?.  (Time)

Book list: It’s hard to put down Maria Konnikova’s The Confidence Game. (Latticework)

Book list: Some books for geeks including Joseph Mazur’s Fluke: The Math & Myth of Coincidence.  (WSJ)

Book review: Reid Wilson’s Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety & Worry is not your average self-help book. (Reading the Markets)

Book Q&A: Why your kids are so concerned with ‘fairness’ and other insights from The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting by Paul Raeburn and Kevin Zollman.

Book excerpt: The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh asks what it is like to play Moneyball with no money.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Book review: Katy Sukel’s The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution and Chance shows us the importance of risk-taking in daily life.  (Scientific American)

Book recommendation: If you are looking for an “awesome sci-fi book to read” check out Eliot Peper’s Cumulus.  (Brad Feld)

Book list: Six books that explain the world we live in including Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel.  (trouble stories)

Book review: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth by Robin Hanson looks at a world where humans are largely on the sidelines. (FT)

Book notes: Why Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions by Carmen Simon is a must-read for wannabe influencers. (Dilbert Blog)

Book list: Five books Bill Gates thinks you should read this Summer including Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Noah Yuval Harari.  (Vox)

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