01 November, 2008

Homey Da Clown's Reading List

Yes, it's a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. Isn't that a surprise... Homey Da Clown thought he would share what he is reading at the moment. It's always good to have list of things to read. Today's theme is business and history.

  1. The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham. This is the father of value investing and this is the original edition from 1949. This book is clear and concise about investing and what it means to invest. It's also clear on how Ben Graham valued businesses. After reading this, I understand why Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Christopher Browne are all good stock pickers and big believers in value investing. It's also not surprising that they worked with or for someone who worked with Ben Graham when he was on Wall Street.
  2. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker. This is the book all people should read. It is all about getting the right things done at the right time. Peter Drucker always was a good, clear speaker and writer. He was also a great business historian which is what most modern day business writers and thinks lack.
  3. The Battle for Spain by Antony Beevor. Most people don't realize that until 1975, Spain was a nominally fascist country under Francisco Franco. This book is a breat overview about the causes and the Spanish Civil War itself.
  4. Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki. I just got this book and enjoying it so far. It's a more hands on book than you find in many of the business books you read (or are forced to read in Business School).
  5. Trafalgar by Nicholas Best. A great book about one of the defining battles in English history. Anywhere in England, you will see some monument to Nelson. If he ever came back to life in Modern England, he would be the second coming everywhere. Royal family, pffff... Prince William and Harry, who cares... Lord Admiral Nelson is here
I'll keep adding books on those rainy weekends that I enjoyed.

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