Books and blogs for a better March break
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
As the title suggests, a highly interesting and page-turning read about making – and losing – a fortune in Putin’s Russia.
Recommended by Andrew
A blog I visit frequently: http://brooklyninvestor.blogspot.ca/
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
From the co-founder of Pixar, a book on how to embrace a creative culture and continually challenge the status quo.
Recommended by Frank
A blog I visit frequently: http://abnormalreturns.com/
The Money Game
I used to re-read the first half of this book every couple of years and it’s still one of my all-time favourites. For me, its biggest takeaway is the need to find serenity before making a decision.
Models of My Life
Simon’s autobiography. He’s one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence whose work includes extensive research on problem solving and decision making. An independent thinker in the Ivory Tower.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
From the oldie-but-goodie bin, a well-researched, well-written book on how the human brain has certain built-in weaknesses and the techniques some people use to exploit those weaknesses. Knowing what these weaknesses are can help you avoid falling victim to manipulation tactics.