Each month we like to round-up all of our book-related links. This month we published a special edition with all the year-end book lists we found. You can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest monthly (November) post of the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Remember anything you buy from Amazon through these links goes to support the site. Enjoy!
Award winner: The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby is the 2016 winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award. (FT)
Q&A: A Q&A with Cathy O’Neil author of Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy about what finance algorithms can teach the broader world about their use (and abuse). (Advisor Perspectives)
Brad Feld writes Bill Browder’s Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice is “one of the best books I’ve [he’s] read this year. (FeldThoughts)
Q&A: Michael Lewis talks about his new book The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. (Marketwatch)
Book list: Seven books for entrepreneurs including Venture Deals: How to Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. (Inc.)
Best-of book lists
You can find our round-up of year-end best-of book list in this earlier post.
Recommendation: Cass Sunstein recommends Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank. (Bloomberg)
Review: Competing against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton Christen et al. is “well written and quite easy to read.” (value and opportunity)
Review: A celebration of cephalopods. Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness delves into the fascinating and high intelligence world of octopi and squid. (WSJ)
Review: The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax is “insightful and entertaining.” (NYTimes)
Book review: Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivation by Dan Ariely is a “good and interesting read.” (value and opportunity)
Please check in with us on January 2nd when we highlight the best-selling books on the site from December.