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Favorite Reads

Preface: I typically enjoy non-fiction, but note there are a few fiction books that kept my attention long enough to finish them. I rate my reads on a scale from 1-10 and only those that ranked 7+ are listed below. Enjoy


    Economics/Business Related
  • Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • Naked Economics  by Charles Wheelan (All undergraduate economics majors should read this book)
  • Naked Statistics  by Charles Wheelan (All undergraduate economics majors should read this book as well)
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • The Power of Habit- Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • Getting Back to Even by Jim Cramer
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
  • When to Rob a Bank by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • ME, Inc: Build an Army of One, Unleeash your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business by Gene Simmons (Not for the easily offended)
  • The Psychopath Inside- A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey Into The Dark Side of The Brain by James Fallon
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 
  • The Science of Fear by Daniel Gardner
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success  by Carol Dweck (great section on teaching) 

  • Speeches that Changed the World various authors
  • Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (all 3 in series) by Steig Larson
  • Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • No Excuses: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skulls Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  • Greg Mankiw's Blog: link
  • Finance and Accounting Memos: link