• Created: 30 Dec 2019
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Table of Contents

    Contains a sample of book and articles that have influenced me in some way over the years that I would also recommend to others.



    1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
      • As Nobody Owens leaves the graveyard, he hears “[f]ace your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken”.
    2. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
      • Psilocybin..word


    1. Peak by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool, and Sean Runnette
      • Other books like Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and Deep Work by Cal Newport already provide insight into the ideas of deliberate practice and the necessity of spending a long time to develop skills. This book adds the idea of mental representations.
    2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
      • Each person should follow their own personal legend.


    1. Rationality: From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky, et. al
      • When I was in Budapest, I found this book very insightful in how it broke down rationality.
    2. Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Marcos Lopez de Prado
      • While researching how to predict corporate bond prices, this provided a mental structure of how predictive models can be replicated and tested in production. It also pointed out a variety of common biases traders can make.
    3. Feminism Is for Everybody by Bell Hooks
      • During a feminist ethics course, I read this and it helped me clarify what is feminism and what does it mean?


    1. Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study by George Vaillant
      • In the longest longitudinal study, we find that it is people and relationships that truly matter.
    2. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
      • A look into our everyday psychology of convincing and gaining the things we see


    1. Wuthering Heights
      • You can hold a grudge for a long time…


    1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
      • This book got me into reading and was powerful in providing in finding what great storytelling is.


    1. Don Quixote by Edith Grossman and Miguel de Cervantes
      • This was the most challenging read in my second year of high school. I literally had a dictionary on my side as I read the book looking up every unfamiliar work. I did end up getting through it during winter break by reading everyday and felt extremely accomplished afterwards! Your imagination can take you anywhere.



    1. Peter Kaufman on The Multidisciplinary Approach to Thinking
      • Peter Kaufman does an excellent job in describing what people want in a simple and clear way. I was very impressed by how he talked about complex human nature in such an uncomplicated way. It really goes back to people and mirrored reciprocation.


    1. Quantitative Trading Summary
      • I remember reading this blog post when I was looking at quant roles a while back and finding it super useful especially in summarizing the various components of the lifecycle of jobs within these orgs. There are more insights if you read through the links within the article.
    2. The Gambler Who Cracked The Horse Racing Code
      • Extremely interesting look into one person’s story in horse betting.


    1. Dual N-Back FAQ
      • Started a journey into self-experimentation. Analysis on the effects of dual n-back training.