Book Summary: Narratives and Numbers

Book: Narratives and Numbers Author: Ashwath Damodaran Key takeaways: An exceptional book, and I wish I had read it before.   PART I : NUMBERS Key Aspects of Data Management: To use numbers well in decision-making, one needs to manage data and

Book Summary: Narratives and Numbers

Book: Narratives and Numbers Author: Ashwath Damodaran Key takeaways: An exceptional book, and I wish I had read it before.   PART I : NUMBERS Key Aspects of Data Management: To use numbers well in decision-making, one needs to manage data and

Book Summary: Pitch the Perfect Investment

Book: Pitch the Perfect Investment Author: Paul D. Sonkin and Paul Johnson Key takeaways: It’s a very useful book, though it could have been a lot shorter if they had just thrown away the few beginner-level chapters where they discuss items such as

Book Summary: Pitch the Perfect Investment

Book: Pitch the Perfect Investment Author: Paul D. Sonkin and Paul Johnson Key takeaways: It’s a very useful book, though it could have been a lot shorter if they had just thrown away the few beginner-level chapters where they discuss items such as

Book Summary: Zero to One

Book: Zero to One Author: Peter Thiel with Blake Masters Key takeaways: Despite some odd turns that Thiel occasionally takes (comparing hipsters to Unabomber, e.g.), it’s a very good book–not just about startups, but businesses in general. Perfect Target Market: The perfect market for

Book Summary: Zero to One

Book: Zero to One Author: Peter Thiel with Blake Masters Key takeaways: Despite some odd turns that Thiel occasionally takes (comparing hipsters to Unabomber, e.g.), it’s a very good book–not just about startups, but businesses in general. Perfect Target Market: The perfect market for

Book Summary: Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Book: Showdown at Gucci Gulch Author: Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Murray Key takeaways: This book is about the 1986 tax reform, which as the subtitle of the book states, was an “unlikely triumph”. History of Income Taxes: At the close of the

Book Summary: Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Book: Showdown at Gucci Gulch Author: Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Murray Key takeaways: This book is about the 1986 tax reform, which as the subtitle of the book states, was an “unlikely triumph”. History of Income Taxes: At the close of the

Book Summary: Better

Book: Better – A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance Author: Atul Gawande Key takeaways: I took away two key things from this book – (i) positive deviance, (ii) diligence, and (iii) history and statistics on medical lawsuits. Positive Deviance: The key concept here is to

Book Summary: Better

Book: Better – A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance Author: Atul Gawande Key takeaways: I took away two key things from this book – (i) positive deviance, (ii) diligence, and (iii) history and statistics on medical lawsuits. Positive Deviance: The key concept here is to

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Book Summary: Deep Value

Book: Deep Value Author: Tobias Carlisle Key takeaways: The book is very so-so for a decent practitioner, so doesn’t yield very many new insights, but does have a couple of very interesting excerpts from other famous investors and I found ploughing through the

Book Summary: Deep Value

Book: Deep Value Author: Tobias Carlisle Key takeaways: The book is very so-so for a decent practitioner, so doesn’t yield very many new insights, but does have a couple of very interesting excerpts from other famous investors and I found ploughing through the