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Howard Stanley Marks is an American investor and writer. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, the largest investor in distressed securities worldwide.
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Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent...
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Unmasks a lot of misperceptions that people have about the state of the world.     source
Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Aug 23, 2005
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Just as coincidence can be confused with causality, so the lucky idiot can be confused with the skilled investor. The realities of randomness and probability almost guarantee that, out of a large pool of random investors, a Warren Buffett will emerge just by luck. Taleb (the founder of Empirica L.L....
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Really about how much randomness there is in our world.     source
Against the Gods
The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein - Aug 31, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuin...
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So good.     source
A Short History of Financial Euphoria
John Kenneth Galbraith - Jul 01, 1994 (first published in 1990)
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The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."—The Atlantic....
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Has been very inspirational for me.     source