Ok, this is a very rough work-in-progress! So bear with me here whilst new resources are added.
The following links are my favourite articles plus videos. All are sorted into general topics such as finance, behavioural, Tech etc. From there sorted down further into Videos and Articles. Everything recommended has been personally read and watched by myself, so there’s been no filling up the list for the sake of it.
Further below are some of my favourite people I read and learn from. Who they are, what they do, how to get their secret sauce.
Then its podcasts. Both favourite episodes and shows. Then newsletters, then booklists.
Without further ado, enjoy!
- Charlie Munger – Psychology of Human Misjudgement: Truly an illuminating talk. I’ve downloaded this into an mp3 so I can listen to it on my phone when needed. Cliche but I feel everytime I listen to it I grasp something new from it.
- Farnam Street – Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained): How to think and understand in certain situations. It could be a concept, a view or framework into understanding the world around you. Charlie Munger is famous for them and Poor Charlie’s Almanack is a gold mine of them. Everyday I get use out of mental models and I’d argue there some of the most important things to know.
INVESTING / ECONOMICS
- Ray Dalio – How The Economic Machine Works: The best economics 101 class I received, in only 30 minutes too! Especiially if you’re new to economics, I highly recommend this to get your head around the basics of how the economy works.
- Asawath Damodaran – Valuation (Playlist) – The GOAT. Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, where he teaches corporate finance and equity valuation. So he knows what he’s talking about. Uploads tonnes of courses onto his YouTube channel and goes in depth on his blog Musings on Markets.
- Martin Shrkeli – Introduction to Finance and Investing (playlist). Yes, yes the pharma bro. If you seperate the art from the artist, it’s pretty decent. I learnt a lot from it. From mad excel skills and financial modelling to his insights on Pharma and Biotech. Plus I’d rather learn from him than some geezer talking at 10 words per minute. May be better sources (link me if you find em), but few as entertaining.
- Wait but Why – The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence:
- The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program: Incredible in depth read. Basically how amazon prime went from an idea to launch in 6 weeks. Insane to think about something so huge and now commonplace was launched so quickly. I think highlights the importance of moving and acting fast.
- How Stockholm Became a ‘Unicorn Factory’ –
For everything that doesn’t fit anywhere else.
- Everything Is A Remix – Don’t obsess about trying to create original content. You should aim to surround yourself with good content, create (which will be influenced by the content you consume), and remix with your twist.
“Garbage in = garbage out”
- BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content by Max Joseph
Some of my favourite people I love reading and learning from. Hopefully, you find them as interesting and useful as I have. There’s obviously plenty more people I’d love to have listed here, but they either don’t produce or not enough content to be worthwhile to list.
No not Mr Nice, the famous drug smuggler. Famous investor, well known for his investment memos. Co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management which focuses on distressed securities. Author of one of my favourite books, The Most Important Thing.
Inb4 Elk, DMT or “it’s entirely possible jokes”. Now that’s out the way, who is he? Host of the well-known podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. I think he’s a pretty inspiring dude. He does a few different things well (podcasting, comedy, acting, fitness). He’s always looking to improve. And he makes enjoyable content. But each to their own. But I think he, and his guests too, provide some valuable and important information that you can learn a lot from.
One of my inspirations for starting my own blog. Behind Wait But Why. Thoughtful, interesting and pretty funny. Posts are unique and fun, yet also informative. Unlike any other I’ve found yet. Posts sporadically on Twitter.
Investment Writer. Again active on Twitter.
First I’ll give some of my favourite podcast episodes. Then below some of my favourite shows. Apologies if any of these are repeated from my categories.
- How to Get Rich – Naval – Just might be the best 3-hour investment of podcast time you’ll ever make.
- Nick Kokonas on Tim Ferriss
- Invest like the Best: Peter Attia, M.D. – How to Live a Longer, Higher Quality Life. One of my favourite podcasts across all topics. Wide-ranging discussion from on muscle mass, the drug Rapamycin and how it’s possible we might be able to live longer.
- David Goggins on Joe Rogan Experience – Dude is just someone different. If could be 10% as committed and mentally tough as Goggins I’d be stoked.
- Josh Wolfe on Invest Like the Best – Titled “This is who you’re up against”, which is fair. Encouraging, motivating yet scary that this is who you’re investing up against! But encourages me to be better so overall really good.
- Winklevoss Twins on Masters in Business – Might have heard of them through the Facebook Idea saga, popularized by David Fincher’s movie “The Social Network”. Seem very down to earth, I liked listening to their story.
- Daniel Kahneman on Farnam Street – Co-Author on the hugely influential book “Thinking Fast and Slow. Insightful, and makes you think about your own decisions and biases. A good one to re-listen to.
- Matt Levine on Capital Allocators
- Ed Snowden on Joe Rogan Experience
- Tim Urban on Invest Like the Best
- Gilbert Arenas and Nick Young on Road Trippin’ – All time favourite podcast episode for me. Literally in stitches. Gilbert is different. And bouncing off of Swaggy P is perfect. Here’s the uncut version because a few stories got edited out.
- Sam Hinkie on Invest Like the Best – The man who started the process.
- LeBron James on Road Trippin’ – More so even just for a good laugh. Channing Frye talking about nicknames at about 13:30 is gold.
Interesting newsletters (often weekly) from interesting people or places.
- Mine (hehe shameful self-promo)
- The Uncertainty Mindset by Vaughn Tan
- Avoid Boring People by Leon Lin
- Farnam Street
Recommended books from people much smarter than I.
My favourite and most impactful books I’ve read. (Amazon Links)
- The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks
- Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Phillip A. Fisher
- The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment by Guy Spier
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin
- The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments by John Mihaljevic