Following is a sampling of resources about business, investing, and human behavior that Mike utilizes and recommends.


Timeless: Business 

Ibbotson SBBI Classic Yearbook, Morningstar

Fooled By Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Only the Paranoid Survive, Andy Grove

The Prize, Daniel Yergin

A Short History of Financial Euphoria, John Kenneth Galbraith

Family Wealth: Keeping it in the Family, James E Hughes Jr

Titan, Ron Chernow

The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Edwin Lefèvre

Where Are  the Customers’ Yachts?, Fred Schwed Jr

The Money Masters, John Train

Uncommon Carriers, John McPhee

Professional Amateur: The Biography of Charles Franklin Kettering, T.A. Boyd

The Elephant and the Flea, Charles Handy

Timeless: Family and Human Behavior

Raised Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, Coventry Edwards-Pitt

Sometimes fiction is a better teacher than fact

King Lear, William Shakespeare

Kidnapped,  Robert Louis Stevenson

Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling

Current topics

The Carbon Crunch, Dieter Helm

The Mystery of Capital



The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Financial Times

Weekly or monthly

The Economist

Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Engineering News-Record

Science News

Oil and Gas Investor


Writings of Investors or Business People

Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase annual shareholders letters