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Three Books I'm Reading

The Great Depression, Big Mistakes, and The Algebra of Happiness. I really enjoy reading and want to start sharing some of my favourites.

The Great Depression: A Diary By Benjamin Roth

Benjamin Roth was a lawyer who lived through the Great Depression. Everyday he would write an entry reflecting on the day's events. This is his diary. With each page you experience this generational event through his eyes.

We typically learn about the Depression from a macro lens. Roth's writing allows you to zoom in and get on the ground level. You'll experience the Depression from beginning to the end through the daily realities of a small town in Ohio.

A great read, with lessons on financial history, gratitude and resilience. Lessons especially relevant for times of uncertainty like today.

Big Mistakes by Michael Batnick 

Michael Batnick is the Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management. In Big Mistakes he goes through the blooper reel of history's most famous and successful investors. From Benjamin Graham to Warren Buffet.

Each chapter shines the light on one of these titans and their costly missteps. Entertaining and humbling. Big Mistakes is a reminder of how difficult active investing is. Even the smartest, most accomplished and resource-heavy amongst us can still fail and fail big. 

The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway 

Scott Galloway is a Professor for the NYU Stern School of Business. A podcaster and writer, Professor Galloway produces a lot of content focusing on tech and business. Him tackling the subject of happiness was a deviation from the norm.

The Algebra of Happiness is filled practical advice told through life stories. Raw and unfiltered, Galloway's honestly made this an incredibly engaging read. 

Filled with important lessons on wealth and living well. This is a book you can come back to, time and time again. 


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