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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 Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki - Aug 16, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, S...
Barry Ritholtz
Jun 16, 2021
@Fxflow There are some wonderful examples of that in @JamesSurowiecki's book. But there are times when even the crowds get it wrong      source
Black Monday
The Catastrophe of October 19, 1987 ... and Beyond
Tim Metz - Sep 01, 1988
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To be published exactly one year after the worst day in stock market history, October 19, 1987, this is an hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute account of that event as observed by several highly influential participants....
Barry Ritholtz
Mar 29, 2021
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
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan - Dec 04, 2018
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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of ...
Barry Ritholtz
Nov 02, 2020
@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
How to Invent Everything
A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Ryan North - Sep 18, 2018
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What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time...
Barry Ritholtz
Aug 23, 2020
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 - Jun 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
Barry Ritholtz
Jul 20, 2020
The first book was so great !      source
The Soul of an Octopus
A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
SY Montgomery - Apr 05, 2016
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In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma....
Barry Ritholtz
Sep 28, 2019
@DebSeymour51 @chucktrafton I loved this book by Sy Montgomery:      source
The Man Who Solved the Market
How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
Gregory Zuckerman - Nov 05, 2019
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Gregory Zuckerman, the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, answers the question investors have been asking for decades: How did Jim Simons do it?Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardJim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett...
Barry Ritholtz
Sep 01, 2019
Great read: Fascinating book that tells the tale of a enigmatic hedge fund, it’s secretive founder, and the team of brilliant data scientists who managed to “solve the market.” Nice work ⁦@GZuckerman⁩ !      source
Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - Jan 28, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
Barry Ritholtz
May 26, 2018
1st book of Summer by @JohnCarreyrou Fast read, a very interesting narrative including a collection of people who were either good guys or bad guys in ways that was very unexpected. Strong recommendation 👍🏻      source