Book Recommendations from Legendary Investors

“Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life… to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you’re borrowing from a friend.” ~ Dave Kellett

Reading the ideas and experiences of others is a great way of improving our own lives. And investing is no different.

Those who know about the lives and investing experiences of investors and teachers like Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, also know that they read a lot. And reading is one of the key reasons they have been so successful in their investing endeavours.

Here are some of the recommended books from these legends, which I have compiled based on my reading of them over the years. But before that, here are my choice of the supertexts or must-read books related to investing and related subjects…


# Title Author
1 The Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham
2 Security Analysis Benjamin Graham
3 One Up On Wall Street Peter Lynch
4 Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings Philip A. Fisher
5 Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Roger Lowenstein
6 Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger Peter D. Kaufman
7 All I Want To Know Is Where I’m Going To Die So I’ll Never Go There Peter Bevelin
8 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini
9 Warren Buffett’s Letters to Shareholders Warren Buffett
10 Memos of Howard Marks
11 The Most Important Thing Howard Marks
12 A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes Peter Bevelin
13 Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
14 Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger Peter Bevelin
15 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb
16 Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb
17 The Warren Buffett Way Robert Hagstrom
18 Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Peter L. Bernstein
19 Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Charles Mackay

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