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What are some of Veeky Forums's favorite reads? Not necessarily financial, but books that helped you grow as a person (pic related)
>as a man thinketh
>anything by thic nhat hanh
>man's search for meaning
>the law of attraction
>one up on wall street
>letters from a stoic

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Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell is mandatory. Make sure you understand exactly why socialism is wrong.

basically the further you research economics the more you realize literally everything is a ponzi scheme and you should just be the first to buy into anything and everything that looks like other people may buy it

well i dind't like meditations that much honestly
there are good passages but generally it's quite repetitive

All of St Paul's Epistles, especially the first letter to the Corrinthians and Galatians.
Anything by Ajahn Succito.
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhantepola Gunaratana
Happier by Tal Ben Shahar
Tatoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle
Anything by Ajahn Brahm
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

Evola - Ride the Tiger
Jonothan Bowden is also excellent, one such example:

After you finish those understandings you will have to ask yourself how it took so long for those teachings to percolate to you and you will find the key to solving the conundrum of our time.

can't disagree there. aurelius never wrote it with the intent to publish, so i think a lot of it was reaffirming himself and his views. it stuck with me, though, and was one of the few books that translated into motivation for me outside of it.

read the mindfulness and happier books, both were good. i'm actually currently reading the power of now.
you might really like awareness by anthony de mello

any other good books on economics to recommend?

I mean there's this all this mania (I see it a lot when browsing through the top sellers list) about self-help books or motivational books. I really don't get it
I can say what I have on a shelf
Alan Watts
Eric Fromm
John Keats
Richard Feynman
Mordecai Richler

But there's not a book that really helped me "grow as a person"

The Turner Diaries

From Zero to One - Thiel

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The confidence man by Herman Melville.

If every interaction is a zero sum business deal then it’s not hard to make it. Even with just leaving the house as the goal.

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

Holy shit you didn't understand fucking anything at all. I fear for those who depend on you financially

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Not an argument. The ones who make the most money in any investment buy in when no one thinks its valuable, and sells when people find that 'thing' to be valuable, and the only way in a market hat happens if it more and more people buy

and I'm not saying there's anything inherently wrong with that, its just the way it is

prove me wrong

Karl Marx - Das Kapital

>I know a lot about investing
>You have to buy stuff people want that they don't know they want it yet
>Remember ipod? That's a good one. Try to do one of those

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thanks for proving me right. Its no mistake Warren Buffet is called "the idiot that will buy anything". You need to break all constructs you have in your mind revolving around economics and understand what money actually is, and thats a representation of value from other people. A man can only be wealthy if there's a government or construct that protects ownership and if other's desire said ownerships.

You're a walking advertisement for the Dunning-Krueger effect.

nope this is what every billionaire on the planet does, they're saying it not me friend

The World as Will and Representation
Shadow of the Torturer
Swan's Way

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What I'm proposing is that you don't actually understand anything they've said, as evidenced by your illiterate interpretation of value theory.

probably im just shitposting because im bored and my portfolio is red

the 6 pillars of self-esteem by that clever brainy guy who got with Ayn Rand

unironically enjoying 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson but I'm also pretty stupid

Slave mentality bullshit designed to rob your will.

anyone ever read margin of safety?
I've heard good things and got my hands on a PDF copy

Could Veeky Forums elaborate a bit? I doubt anyone will buy a book based on just the title and the author.
Bearing in mind that we're all speculating on highly volatile assets that hardly anyone outside of our special autistic clique understands I'm reading books about the irrationality of man. With that in mind...
Predictably Irrational - Good book highlighting mans most irrational views and how easily influenced 'rational' man is by psychological factors. More along the lines of a 'light' psychological textbook, but covers some behavioural economics and has a great final chapter on the subprime mortgage crisis.
Thinking Fast and Slow - System 1 and 2. 'Econ' and 'Human'. Remembering Self and Experiencing Self. Still psychology, but introduces some intermediate economic concepts and covers behavioural economics rather well. Really activates those almonds. One thing it does help you do is recognise irrationality and suppress it much more effectively, along with recognising the hallmarks of irrationality and potentially profiting off of it.
Against All Odds - The history of probability. I must admit, I only started reading this book recently, but so far it's proving to be a good read. Helps you better understand the development of probability/risk (and therefore modern financial vehicles) and makes clear many well-known concepts many statisticians come across.
Devil Take the Hindmost (A History of Financial Speculation) - A personal favourite, this proves that regardless of technology, culture or any other factor possible, speculation always finds a way. Where there is opportunity to make ridiculous sums of money there will always be those that push these limits to the extreme and reap extreme profits. Very interesting to learn that the activities we engage on here on Veeky Forums are nothing new in the world of finance, and are in fact rather tame compared to the behemoth schemes of past centuries.

Love this book. The black swan by Taleb is also great.

Thinking fast and slow is jewish bullshit. check who wrote it.

Great book

Yeah I'm well aware that kahnemann and tversky are both kikes, but that doesn't discredit their work.

Anything by Nassim Taleb.

Guess I'll have to check out Devil Take the Hindmost since I read all your other suggestions. I really enjoyed Thinking Fast and Slow. Against All Odds worked as a history lesson for probability/risk while the others made you question how you and others process information. All these behavioral economics books have numbed my emotions but probably for my benefit.

>Pic related

Veeky Forums virgins who want to find out that sex isnt that special should read:

>Mark Manson - Models

>David Deida - The way of superior men

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Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor is great, I'm glad you're considering it and I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much as I did.
>Against All Odds worked as a history lesson for probability/risk
Yeah, that's what I was hoping for desu.
>All these behavioral economics books have numbed my emotions but probably for my benefit
Welcome to the true redpill. It starts to get bad when you start blurring the line between social and market transactions. ngl tho it's great for maintaining a logical frame of mind when dealing with money, especially its preservation and acquisition

corpus hermetica

>Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhantepola Gunaratana

This book has improved my mental health substantially. It is like a manual for me now.

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You realize Thomas Sowell has read all volumes of Marx's capital, and was himself a marxist in his 20s?

The Book of Five Rings

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Don't buy the white cover version. Some kike gets royalties off it. Red cover only. US residents can get the red cover online but not Canadians (at least in my searches)

Peter Joseph “The New Human Rights Movement”

Go to Veeky Forums

Stop doing stupid shit, and learn how to identify when you are being affected by your unconscious emotions, /biz.

You will become a better trader.

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Man, Economy, and State for an introduction into Austrian School economics
The Ethics of Liberty to learn what a free society is actually like, and to better understand people like Roger Ver and Craig Wright

fucking self help autists in this thread. how about reading a good novel rather than your daily "here's how you can fix your own anus" booklet?

Thank you for this thread OP


This book is a must read for anyone involved in crypto.

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Good call

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This was written in fucking 1997

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Amazing, isn't it?

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holy shit user, thank you for this recommendation.

>/pol/ recommended reading
is this a compilation of reddits favorite books or something

thanks just found that on reddit, is there a pdf or epud of this anywhere?

48 Law of Power. And everything else by Robert Greene.
Awaken the Giant Within. And other Tony Robbins books.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker
Smartcuts by Shane Snow
Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Principles by Ray Dalio
Bold by Peter Diamandis
Winning by Jack Welsh

Also seconding The Power of Now, Zero to One, Thinking Fast and Slow, Nassim Taleb books

Download it through IRC use this guide

I like him but can't get through it. Some points take a long time and go nowhere.


rate me bruhs

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>rick and morty

top lad

The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age must read. It predicted crypto, the swing back to nationalism & the coming City state & opt in online governance in the 90s.

I have a book on Sikhs, Orthadox Christianity & Jordan Peterson i need to read. Meditations was great

This is the Veeky Forumsnessman’s best friend

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> White

Can anyone suggest a personal finance book?

Decent, but why so much Gary Vee if you dont do affiliate marketing or something? I hope its serving you well either way but unless you're actually building an online brand its useless to you.

I think you would like Grit

i like the idea of it but i don't execute on shit and don't take *ACTION* -- pretty sad desu

thanks for the book, i added it to my wishlist

48 Laws of Power
Mein kampf

>not a real book
fuck yourself lad

Karl Marx capital

/lit af/ ?

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>48 Laws of Power

I feel tempted but I already have a pessimistic outlook and heard this book is basically a how to for sociopaths.

Worth a go?

It's ok, mostly real life power plays are more subtle. The rules of work is better imo and the more applicable way to advance in career, still sociopathic to some extent.

Also I feel like meditations was some cuck shit
>(you) be a slave because it's your moral obligation
>but I'm aj aristocrat and that's my moral obligation
I mean he's not wrong since even in the US most people aren't socially mobile. But still it shouldn't be an aspiration to be mediocre

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my question is this if the real value of amazon was 600000 per share but people were only willing to pay 1000 per share because they saw dick pills as more valuable whats to stop amazons shares from staying at 1000?
If CNBC stopped covering amazon if people didnt use amazon everyday but it still provided decent value how would that value ever translate. Pro tip it wouldnt.

I think you should reread meditations because what you took away from it is borked

Its pretty sociopathic, unfortunately you will come to realize that capitalism is sociopathic. Take for instance rule #2: "e wary of friends - they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them. "

Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy

Now I'm torn. I'm looking for something more applicable and less philosophical and honestly I'm not an edgelord expecting to be the wolf of wall street or a crimelord. The only thing is, are both books focused on business? Laws of Power sounds like it's for life in general, although I'm a little hesitant to read relationship advice from Patrick Bateman.

This is also good read, I always considered it a meme book but it gives very good insight into the methods of Chinese market manipulators

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Yes, called it in the 90s


I recommend it not for manipulating other people, but make yourself be aware that there are unscrupulous people out there who use these methods.

>From Zero to One - Thiel

On Peter Thiel's list of must reads.

Fucking this


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To the back of the bread line with you.

Redpill me senpai