UndoingtoIngsu0524_r1.inddEach 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!


Review: Gray and Vogel’s Quantitative Momentum brings momentum investing into the light.  (Larry Swedroe)

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)

Recommendation: “Read the book.” That is, James Cloonan’s new one Investing at Level 3.  (MFO)

Book list: Don’t spend money on an investment newsletter, rather buy some books including Jonathan Clements’ How to Think About Money.  (Marketwatch)

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: The best investment books of 2016 including Money Changes Everything by William Goetzmann.  (Reading the Markets)

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)

Book list: Ten books to read over Winter Break including Time Travel: A History by James Gleick.  (Barry Ritholtz)

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: Steven Johnson’s Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World is “a house of wonders itself.  (NYTimes)

Q&A: An interview with CIA operative turned novelist Barry Eisler author of Livia Lone.  (Eliot Peper)

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: Reorg: How to Get it Right by Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood should be ready by anyone contemplating a corporate reorg.  (FT)

Recommendation: Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe is “perfectly timed.” (A VC)

Review: The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax is “insightful and entertaining.”  (NYTimes)

Notes: George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones “shows a man who essentially reshaped the film industry.”  (The Verge)

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.

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