Nassim Taleb: 17 Books That Every Investor Should Read

We recently started a series called – Superinvestors: Books That Every Investor Should Read. So far we’ve provided the book recommendations from:

Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc

Nassim Taleb

Together with our own recommended reading list of:

This week we’re going to take a look at recommended books from Nassim Taleb. Taken from his writings, interviews, lectures, and amazon reviews over the years. Here’s his list:

  1. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger (Peter Bevelin)
  2. The Opposing Shore (Julien Gracq)
  3. The Tartar Steppe (Dino Buzzati)
  4. Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Didier Sornette)
  5. A Guide to Econometrics (Peter Kennedy)
  6. The (Mis)behavior of Markets (Benoit B. Mandelbrot) (Richard L. Hudson)
  7. Statistical Models: Theory and Practice (David A. Freedman)
  8. Information: The New Language of Science (Hans Christian von Baeyer)
  9. The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust (John Coates)
  10. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning (A. D. Aleksandrov) (A. N. Kolmogorov) (M. A. Lavrent’ev)
  11. Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes (Athanasios Papoulis) (S. Unnikrishna Pillai)
  12. The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal (James Franklin)
  13. The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion: Theory and Practice (Leonard C. MacLean) (Edward O. Thorp)
  14. Modelling Extremal Events: For Insurance and Finance (Paul Embrechts) (Claudia Kluppelberg)
  15. The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (William Easterly)
  16. Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure (Cédric Villani)
  17. The Paradox of Choice (Barry Schwartz)

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