Books Recommended by Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior
Source: "Provides a new way of looking at our motivations, and details how we constantly try to signal certain qualities to friends, family, and potential mates." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Successful Investing Is a Process
Structuring Efficient Portfolios for Outperformance
Source: "Definitely not for the faint of heart, but for professionals and committed individual investors, there is a lot of useful information." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World
Source: "If you like the woods at all, pick this up immediately. You will never see the forest (the 'wood wide web') the same way again." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Owning the best companies for the long term
Torkell T. Eide
Source: "There isn’t anything revolutionary in here, but for fundamental stock analysts out there, this book offers a lot to chew on." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
It's Earnings That Count
Finding Stocks with Earnings Power for Long-term Profits
Source: "For anyone interested in accounting and the best calculation of earnings, there are many useful sections." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Streaming, Sharing, Stealing
Big Data and the Future of Entertainment
Michael D. Smith
Source: "If you are a 'content creator' or creative type, understanding the dynamics in these industries is key." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
The Professor in the Cage
Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch
Source: "This story of an English professor fighting in mixed martial arts fights is a fun combination of history, psychology, and memoir." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Source: "Studies creative people and creates a common framework for creativity based on their lives and insights." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy
Source: "About the 'platform' business model which has stormed the world in the form of Uber, Airnb, Github, and so many others." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Drunk Tank Pink
And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Source: "Chock full of interesting and useful examples of subconscious behavioral triggers, including several specific to the stock market." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Why Success Always Starts with Failure
Source: "Using excellent examples, [the author] explains that to make progress, you must fail often and fail productively." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
The Personal MBA
Master the Art of Business
Source: "If you dislike (most) business books like I do, but want to learn about the business of business, this book is a great tool." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
The Lights in the Tunnel
Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future
Source: "Does a great job framing the issues that will emerge in an increasingly automated world." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Source: "An obvious suggestion, because [this book] is the talk of the town and sits at the top of bestseller lists everywhere." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy
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