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Barry Ritholtz

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Barry Ritholtz is an American author, newspaper columnist, blogger, equities analyst, CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, and guest commentator on Bloomberg Television.
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The Power Law
Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future
Sebastian Mallaby - 2022-02-01
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Discover the inside story of innovation and the global economy in Sebastian Mallaby's "The Power Law". Through unprecedented access to Silicon Valley's most successful venture capitalists, Mallaby explores the extreme ratio of success and failure that drives the VC sector and shapes the wider tech industry. From the birth of Apple to the hubris of WeWork and Uber, Mallaby unearths the truth about iconic successes and infamous disasters in Valley history. With a blend of storytelling and analysis, "The Power Law" offers a deeper understanding of the obsession with the lone entrepreneur-genius, the impact of culture on VC partnerships, and the bias that still pervades the industry. Gain invaluable insight into the minds gambling on the future and a keener understanding of your own future through their eyes.
Barry Ritholtz
@FiSurgi His book on Venture Capital is similarly excellent (The Power Law)      source
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Prechter's Perspective
Conversations with Bob Prechter, Legendary Market Theorist
Robert R. Prechter, Peter Kendall - 2018-08-09
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"Prechter's Perspective" offers an expert's insights into trading strategies and market trends with over 30 years of experience backing it. Discover Bob Prechter's thoughts on using Fibonacci ratios and risk-limiting stops, as well as tips on channeling discipline and avoiding emotional tendencies. Gain a detailed understanding of the markets over the past 25 years, as well as the applications of the Wave Principle in anticipating changes in both the stock market and pop culture. If you're new to Elliott Wave or looking for a reliable resource, this newly revised edition is the perfect overview.
Barry Ritholtz
@BakesTakes_ @AlmanacTrader @allstarcharts @daChartLife @alphatrends @AurelienOhayon I really enjoyed his book Prechter’s Perspectives      source
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Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Alfred Lansing - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1959)
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the frozen tundras of Antarctica as British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew attempt to reach the South Pole. Follow the remarkable journey of these brave men as they battle extreme conditions and navigate through dangerous terrain in their quest for survival. Endurance is a gripping and inspirational tale that has become a timeless symbol of heroic perseverance.
Barry Ritholtz
@Spencerjakab @jasonzweigwsj The book is amazing -- just a fantastic read, all the more remarkable because it is a true story.      source
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The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki - 2005-08-16 (first published in 2004)
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Discover the power of the collective mind in this must-read book. Renowned business columnist James Surowiecki proves why large groups of people can be smarter than a few elites. With his signature clear prose, Surowiecki draws on diverse fields to demonstrate how this concept can solve problems, improve innovation, and predict the future. Explore how this simple idea can change the way we live, lead, and think about the world.
Barry Ritholtz
@Fxflow There are some wonderful examples of that in @JamesSurowiecki's book. But there are times when even the crowds get it wrong      source
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Black Monday
The Catastrophe of October 19, 1987 ... and Beyond
Tim Metz - 1988-01-01
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Experience the chaos and devastation of Black Monday, the worst day in stock market history, through an in-depth hour-by-hour account. Follow the observations and reactions of key participants as they witness the events unfold minute-by-minute. This is a gripping and insightful exploration of one of the most significant moments in financial history.
Barry Ritholtz
The causes of that 1987 were more complex than you probably realize. If you want to learn how it actually went down, I strongly recommend Tim Met'z book Black Monday. 8/      source
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A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan - 2017-09-26
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Explore the fascinating history of American capitalism with Americana, a gripping and original narrative that takes readers on a 400-year journey of innovation and ambition. From the Mayflower to the Internet, learn about the Next Big Things that drove American progress, including the telegraph, railroad, guns, banking, flight, and mobile technology. Author Bhu Srinivasan brilliantly reframes events, people, and trends through the prism of capitalism, revealing unexpected connections and shedding new light on American enterprise. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its scope, Americana is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the history of modern America.
Barry Ritholtz
@beanieville @Wealth_Theory @naval @ValaAfshar If a government can make it better another government can make it worse. I found this book really fleshed out the different approaches of US capitalism vs other systems      source
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How to Invent Everything
A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Ryan North - 2018-09-18
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Learn how to survive and thrive in different eras through this practical guide - packed with science, engineering, philosophy and facts, providing everything you need to build a civilization from scratch! Whether you're aiming to domesticate a giant wombat or looking for ways to improve humanity's original timeline, this irreverent yet deeply-researched book by a bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast will make you smarter, more competent, and thoroughly prepared for whatever the past or future brings.
Barry Ritholtz
Really fun book the manages to jam a lot of knowledge into a very digestible format      source
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Ready Player One
A Novel
Ernest Cline - 2011-08-16
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Set in a bleak future world, a teenage boy finds solace in a virtual reality game where he searches for clues left behind by the game's creator, with a promise of immense wealth and power for the one who solves it. Soon, Wade becomes embroiled in a dangerous race with other players, who will stop at nothing to win. As he strives to survive, he must also confront the harsh realities of the real world he has always sought to avoid.
Barry Ritholtz
The first book was so great !      source
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The Soul of an Octopus
A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
SY Montgomery - 2015-05-12
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Discover the brilliant minds of octopuses and the fascinating friendships they can form with humans in this immersive exploration by naturalist Sy Montgomery. With firsthand accounts of befriending octopuses around the world, learn about their cleverness, problem-solving skills, and unique personalities. Montgomery highlights the ways in which octopuses challenge our understanding of intelligence and what we can learn from these solitary, predatory creatures in this touching and profound love story.
Barry Ritholtz
@DebSeymour51 @chucktrafton I loved this book by Sy Montgomery:      source
The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou