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The Goal

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I don't re-read books very often, so when I do it's because I really appreciated it the first time. I recently re-read The Goal and loved it all over again.

Alex Rogo's manufacturing plant was...

The Shareholder Value Myth

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James Montier wrote an interesting paper about how chasing shareholder value as a firm's number one priority is a terrible idea. The paper didn't make any convincing arguments to me, as Montier both...

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Antifragile

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There are a lot of reasons to hate Antifragile: the author comes across as arrogant, is verbose and uses obscure vocabulary, and goes out of his way to repeatedly insult large segments of the...

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Dover Downs is an Asymmetric Wager

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The gaming industry in Delaware has been under severe strain for a number of years. The state government increased taxes on gaming companies to cope with budget shortfalls that ballooned as a result...

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Rework

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One of the founders of the web company Basecamp gives us his views on how to start and run a company in his book, Rework. I can't say I got a whole lot out of this book, but that's only because I...

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Think and Grow Rich

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Napoleon Hill offers guidance for those who want to accumulate wealth in his 1937 book,Think and Grow Rich. Hill purports to have gleaned the wisdom he imparts in the book through countless amounts...

Stress Test by Tim Geithner

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Few people were closer to the action in the recent financial crisis than Tim Geithner. First as New York Fed President while Bush was in charge, and then as Obama's Treasury secretary, Geithner was...

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Zero To One

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Peter Thiel co-founded Paypal, and was also the first outside investor in Facebook. Just doing one of those things is bound to make someone rich; Thiel, on the other hand, has gone on to do much...

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Strayer Emerges From The Dust

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When an entire industry takes it on the chin, the babies often get thrown out with the bathwater. As such, it can pay dividends to find the strong, quality companies that are likely to emerge from...

Make It Stick

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How I wish I had access to the contents of this book earlier in my life. It would have saved me countless hours during formal education. In Make It Stick, Peter Brown shares the scientifically...

Alco-Stores Bites The Dust

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I've had a few people ask me about ALCO Stores (ALCS) recently, so I thought I would answer the questions here. ALCS used to be a net-net that eventually ended up chewing through all its assets and...

How Google Works

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Eric Schmidt was Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011, which was a period of stunning growth for the technology behemoth. In How Google Works, he discusses the aspects of the company that he believes...

100 To 1 In The Stock Market

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While the book's title is horrible, it accurately describes what the book is about. In 100 To 1 In The Stock Market, Thomas Phelps makes a case for how and why you should focus on a particular set of...

KING Of Monetization

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I get positively excited when market sentiment turns negative. Although it takes a toll on my portfolio in the short-term, it provides opportunities that increase the chances of portfolio success in...

Are Value Investors Religious?

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I'm curious as to whether value investors are religious. If you're a value investor and are comfortable providing an anonymous answer in the totally unscientific poll on the right, please feel free...