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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 - 2018-04-03
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Factfulness by Hans Rosling is an eye-opening book about understanding the world we live in. Rosling reveals the ten biases that distort our perspective and teaches readers how to focus on facts instead. Through lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness empowers readers to see the world clearly and respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. This book is an urgent and essential read for anyone looking to reduce stress and think more clearly about global issues.
Howard Marks
Unmasks a lot of misperceptions that people have about the state of the world.      source
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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2005-08-23 (first published in 2001)
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C.) explores the role of luck and randomness in investing and financial markets. He argues that people tend to underestimate the impact of randomness on success and failure, and warns against relying on predictions and forecasts when making investment decisions. With a mix of anecdotes, philosophy, and practical advice, Fooled by Randomness presents a thought-provoking perspective on the nature of uncertainty and our own biases. It's a must-read for anyone interested in finance, investing, or decision-making in general.
Howard Marks
Really about how much randomness there is in our world.      source
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Against the Gods
The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein - 1998-08-31 (first published in 1996)
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Discover the fascinating history of risk and probability with this insightful book. From ancient Greek gamblers to modern chaos theory, Peter Bernstein explores how humans have attempted to comprehend and manage risk. Explore how risk impacts everything from game theory to winemaking in this timely and comprehensive read.
Howard Marks
So good.      source
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A Short History of Financial Euphoria
John Kenneth Galbraith - 1994-07-01 (first published in 1990)
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A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith offers a witty and critical look at centuries of financial failures, including the infamous tulip craze and modern-day junk bonds. The renowned economist's irreverent analysis will make you question the hype and euphoria surrounding today's financial markets.
Howard Marks
Has been very inspirational for me.      source