July 30, 2020

As I surveyed my 2019 recommendations, it struck me that the authors on the list were predominantly white, Western men. While I generally do my best to read from a broad range of fields, I've been making an attempt to increase the diversity of authors (acknowledging th...

January 7, 2020

At the beginning of the year, I hoped to spend more time reading about two long-term themes that will continue to grow in influence, namely the rise of Asia and the spread of technology. I didn't manage to spend as much time on either theme as I would have liked. I had...

February 3, 2018

If you spend any time at all in the world of investing, you very quickly realize how many clever people you're competing against. I recently finished "Frontier Investor" by Marko Dimitrijevic, who ran a successful EM-focused fund for many years. Make no mistake - "Fron...

January 14, 2018

Welcome to my book recommendations for 2018. As always, books are listed by genre and scored on a 5-point scale. You can find my lists for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the hyperlinks. Happy reading!

Economics, Finance & Business

The Outsiders (William N. Thorndike, Jr.)....

January 5, 2018

Someone asked on Twitter recently, "What books did you read this year that you'll re-read within the next 5 years?" I started asking myself a related question: "What did I read this year that taught me something radically new?" I was a little disappointed that few of t...

November 10, 2016

Danny Meyer is a superstar in the restaurant world. Starting with Union Square Cafe in 1985, Meyer's stable of restaurants now includes well-known names like Gramercy Tavern, The Modern and Shake Shack. But success wasn't always guaranteed for Meyer. In his outstanding...

August 28, 2016

My reading goals in 2016 were simple:

1) Read as much as possible

2) Read a variety of things. I mainly read non-fiction, but tried not to focus exclusively on any given topic, though you'll notice that investing and business feature prominently.

3) Read more slowly. That...

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