Investing by the Books #40 Our Top Investing Books

Investing By The Books



In this special episode, we speak with Mark Gandy about our favorite investing books. Mark is the host of The CFO Bookshelf podcast and a consultant helping CEOs and CFOs with business development and financial modeling. We discuss books that can help you understand financial statements, evaluate management, and judge the quality of a business.



Eddie Palmgren

Niklas Sävås

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This episode was recorded on January 3, 2023.

Books Mentioned

  • The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham 
  • Security Analysis – Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd 
  • One Up on Wall Street – Peter Lynch 
  • Beating the Street – Peter Lynch 
  • Quality First Investing – Björn Fahlén
  • The Investment Checklist – Micheal Shearn 
  • Once in Golconda – John Brooks 
  • Business Adventures – John Brooks
  • The Go-Go Years – John Brooks 
  • Against the Gods – Peter L. Bernstein 
  • Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack – Peter D. Kaufman
  • Damn Right! – Janet Lowe 
  • The Snowball – Alice Schroeder 
  • The Warren Buffett Way – Robert G. Hagstrom
  • The Making of an American Capitalist – Roger Lowenstein 
  • The Most Important Thing – Howard Marks 
  • Millionaire Teacher – Andrew Hallman 
  • The Little Book that Builds Wealth – Pat Dorsey
  • Investors Manual – NAIC
  • Investment Biker –  Jim Rogers 
  • The Education of a Value Investor – Guy Spier 
  • Financial Shenanigans – Howard Schilit 
  • The Interpretation of Financial Statements – Benjamin Graham
  • Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements – David Clark and Mary Buffett
  • The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street – Burton G. Malkiel 
  • The Outsiders – William Thorndike 
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  • Influence – Robert Cialdini 
  • The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway – Adam Mead 
  • The Five Keys to Value Investing – Dennis Jean-Jacques
  • 100 Baggers – Chris Mayers

Other resources 

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder letters 
  • Howard Marks’ memos

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What is Investing by the Books?

Investing by the Books was founded by Henrik Andersson, Bo Börtemark, Mats Larsson and Michael Persson. It has published hundreds of book reviews in the past 10 years and operates on a non-profit basis.

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