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writser

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 03:01:25 PM »
The Hyperion saga by Dan Simmons. Lord of the rings. Reminiscences of a stock operator.

Fwiw I think most books about investing are not worth reading twice. Either you get the concepts or you probably never will. After that you are imho better off getting your hands dirty. You won’t learn differential calculus (cooking, sex, poker) either by re-reading Kreyszig ten times: you have to practice.

Though periodically re-reading Kahneman or something similar about behavioral investing is probably not a bad idea to remind yourself how stupid you are.
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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 07:21:45 PM »
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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 10:23:10 PM »
Reminiscences of a stock operator.

Funny. A lot of people say it's a great book. I did not even finish it. I found it a bunch of outdated self-serving boring blah blah. And I mostly like biographical/finance/investing books.
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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 08:38:28 PM »
All my rereads have been outside investing. I'm partial to Vonnegut and Hemingway myself.
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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 03:26:36 AM »
I would say my favourite book on investing is Joel Greenblatt's "You Can be a Stock Market Genius". I regularly re-read that if I am looking at a particular situation or just to remind myself about the major concepts.

Apart from that I have read Graham's "The Intelligent Investor" (the original one, not the horrendously b*stardised Zweig version!) several times.

I also regularly go back and read the Buffett Partnership letters to shareholders. They are incredibly valuable and lay out a huge amount of information on Buffett's early approach.

I like Buffett biographies too, but tend to only read things like that once.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2017, 03:40:24 AM »
I also find that I like to listen to Audiobooks while commuting (about 30 mins each way by car, so long enough to get 'into' it, mentally).

I've used this time over the past couple of years to read listen to several books that I might not have invested the time to sit down and spend hours reading on the iPad or printed copies. It allows me to listen to a fiction work such as an Ayn Rand book or an interesting biography, and learn something during a chunk of time that otherwise would have just been wasted.

I think doing things like this give you a huge advantage over your contemporaries who are not interested in becoming a "Lifelong Learner" to coin a Munger phrase.

I also love watching YouTube videos on my lunch break at work and I have learned so much from watching everything I can get my hands on in this manner from Buffett; Munger; Klarman; Greenblatt; Zeke Ashton; Lauren Templeton etc.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2017, 06:00:10 AM »
The Hyperion saga by Dan Simmons. Lord of the rings. Reminiscences of a stock operator.

Fwiw I think most books about investing are not worth reading twice. Either you get the concepts or you probably never will. After that you are imho better off getting your hands dirty. You won’t learn differential calculus (cooking, sex, poker) either by re-reading Kreyszig ten times: you have to practice.

Though periodically re-reading Kahneman or something similar about behavioral investing is probably not a bad idea to remind yourself how stupid you are.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2017, 06:37:24 AM »
Starship Troopers. 1000x better than the movie and I actually like the movie.

WWZ book should have been made into an HBO miniseries. Agreed the book is much better although ive only watched it once.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2017, 06:56:31 AM »
Reminiscences of a stock operator.

Funny. A lot of people say it's a great book. I did not even finish it. I found it a bunch of outdated self-serving boring blah blah.

Me too.

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Re: What books have you read multiple times?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 06:58:45 AM »
I'm not sure if I have ever read a book twice...