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Cevian

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What books have you read multiple times?
« on: December 24, 2017, 06:04:30 AM »
I'd like to get into the habit of re-reading classic books which have made a major impact on my thinking, as opposed to just checking the box on a book I've read and always looking for the next great one.

What books have you (or still do) read multiple times?

The main ones I've read more than once are Nassim Taleb's books mainly because they are difficult reads. I'm tempted to re-read Against the Gods by Peter L. Bernstein since I seem to remember it was an eye opener such a long time ago.


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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 06:56:08 AM »
The intelligent investor

And not directly related to investment,10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith. By far the best book on time management I read

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 07:15:20 AM »
All the Greenblatt books.  Intelligent investor (2 chapters only; you know which ones). Damn Right.  Snowball (I shit you not). Thinking Fast N Slow. The Ascent of Money. Berkshire Annual Reports, Where are the Customer's Yachts...

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 08:16:16 AM »
Book: Harrington on Hold'em Vol 2
Other: Warren Buffett's Letters to Berkshire Shareholders

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 09:39:46 AM »
The Intelligent Investor, The Most Important Thing, One Up on Wall Street, and Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 09:41:30 AM »
The Money Masters by John Train (introduced me to WEB)
Always remember, Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 09:44:57 AM »
The Big Short

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 10:37:48 AM »
The Intelligent Investor, The Most Important Thing, One Up on Wall Street, and Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.

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Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond
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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 11:01:58 AM »
I like to read books first and then if they warrant it, revisit them on audible.

I done this with many investments books listed above.

When I was younger and trying to pull myself up by my book straps.... I listened to Tony Robbins Personal power and get the edge 10-15x each in 3 years. These were his inspired products akin to the first three star wars and everything since was the subsequent star wars.

I highly recommend them to anyone who suffers or has a hard time achieving in life.

To this day I still have his methodologies guiding me and reverberating in my mind with my own adaptations. It's been 15 years since I've been through them. 

Some snippets off the top of my head.

1. Using/creating pain to motivate yourself to do something difficult. Pain is a greater motivator than pleasure.
2. Don't major in minor things.
3. With a big enough why the how will follow
4. When things are at their worst, get excited because that's when the tide is about to turn.
5. If you don't attempt to achieve something big, you can't achieve anything big.
6. Interrupt your patterns
7. Act immediately on new ideas or they will be forgotten
8. Many inadequacies can be compensated for by massive action
9. Your success doesn't require anyone else's belief. Often others won't believe in you/your objectives.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2017, 01:56:23 PM »
Not a book but Buffett's Letters had by far the most impact on my thinking and results. Seth Klarman's 'Margin of Safety' and Joel Greenblatt's 'You can be a StockMarket Genius' (I really HATE the title) were very good books with a huge impact on me. I was was much less impressed by the much praised Graham's 'Intelligent Investor.   
The first two books by Peter Lynch (Beat the Street and One up on Wall Street IIRC) are also VERY good and had a HUGE impact on my thinking. I think it was one of Lynch's books where I read about Buffett first. I think he wrote something along the lines that Buffett was doing what he was doing but buying whole companies.
To be honest it only dawned on me how poor my understanding of the investment world was when I read Lynch's books in the early nineties. Shortly after I had read Lynch's books SEC filings and lots of other stuff became accessible via the internet, THAT was a gamechanger, especially for someone living outside of the US.
I don't think a lit of good investment books have been written after Lynch.