Thorp is the OG of gambling… and investing. This book is exactly as described – how to beat the dealer in Blackjack 21. If you’re interested in more of his background, check out A Man for all Markets (also on this page).
Download audiobooks for free with just a library card. “Read” while you workout, drive, shower, etc – all for free with this app.
Professor Damodaran’s website is the way to learn about valuation. The modern day value investing professor has shared a wealth of information – from free online classes, to enlightening articles, to downloadable DCF spreadsheets.
Compute and learn about WACC here….but the website seems to be down. Stay tuned.
Books To Prepare You For Wall Street
PULL AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION WITH THESE SELF-IMPROVEMENT CLASSICS
Great book to get your butt in gear, maybe the best. Highlights shortfalls in productivity/efficiency, and removing procrastination.
Hard to describe this one, but there are great tips for any ambitions. It might start slow for some but really picks up and finishes strong. Relatable advice for everyone from the procrastinator to the entrepreneur to the company man/woman.
This is THE book for entrepreneurs, and anyone who needs some motivation to get rich. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why “ownership isn’t the important thing, it’s the only thing.”
Great perspective if you have millionaire ambitions. The book provides enlightening and very counter-intuitive facts which displace false media-driven millionaire connotations. It will help you realize what matters and what doesn’t in building wealth.
Written by one of our own, this is a 70 page cheat sheet to 5 self-improvement classics (all recommended here). Instead of buying it, you can download a PDF or tablet-friendly copy by clicking the blue button up top.
The only novel here and it’s a long one. You’ll hope it never ends once you start. Objectivity, ambition, perspective, integrity – favorite book of left and right wingers, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.