Preston Pysh

Preston Pysh

#Bitcoin & books. My bitcoin can remain in cold hard storage far longer than the market can remain irrational.

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40+ Book Recommendations by Preston Pysh

  • A Mind at Play

    Jimmy Soni

    Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics **Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature** **'Best of 2017' by The Morning Sun** "We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt." —San Francisco Review of Books "Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill. They summon the right level of awe while stopping short of hyperbole." —Financial Times "Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman make a convincing case for their subtitle while reminding us that Shannon never made this claim himself." —The Wall Street Journal "Soni and Goodman have done their research...A Mind at Play reveals the remarkable human behind some of the most important theoretical and practical contributions to the information age." —Nature "A Mind at Play shows us that you don't need to be a genius to learn from a genius. Claude Shannon's inventive, vibrant life demonstrates how vital the act of play can be to making the most of work." —Inc. “A charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientists…Readers will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci.” —Fortune In their second collaboration, biographers Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman present the story of Claude Shannon—one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century and the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed the first wearable computer, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age.” In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Soni and Goodman reveal Claude Shannon’s full story for the first time. With unique access to Shannon’s family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and always playful genius to life.

    @DrJackKruse Thanks for sharing your comment. I'm not sure if you're a Shannon fan, but I read a really good book called, A Mind At Plan. The author, @jimmyasoni, did a great job with it.

  • Lifespan

    David A. Sinclair PhD

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.

    @GoingParabolic Jason, Did you read the book lifespan?

  • WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE From the acclaimed author of Reading in the Brain and How We Learn, a breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries. A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness.

    @JeffBooth @timevalueofbtc @nfergus @adam_tooze @Breedlove22 That’s one of my favorite books on the Brain BTW.

  • How Asia Works

    Joe Studwell

    @timevalueofbtc @ctfallen @nfergus @adam_tooze @Breedlove22 @stig_brodersen really liked that book, I thought it was good too.

  • A groundbreaking examination of human perception.

    @timevalueofbtc @nfergus @adam_tooze @Breedlove22 I just picked-up "The Case Against Reality." And recently finished, "Reality Is Not What It Seems," based on @JeffBooth's recommendation. It was really good - making the case for quantum gravity.

  • Radical Longevity

    Ann Louise Gittleman PhD CNS

    While many of us are doing all the "right" things to set back the clock now, many of us want and need to upgrade our aging plan--we want access to new breakthroughs and advanced techniques that keep us well ahead of the detrimental effects of wear and tear on the body. The truth is there's no single thing that tames aging. Fortunately, health and nutrition pioneer Ann Louise Gittleman puts her learned and lived wisdom to work, providing a comprehensive plan that features the most up-to-date information and cutting edge therapies that address every concern that comes with aging--from the annoying external appearances such as thinning hair and age spots to the damaging internal effects such as heart disease and mental decline. Ann Louise's Radical Longevity Power Plan offers a specific set of actions to take, based on a set of seven foundational "rules": #1: Immunity is Everything #2: Take on Toxic Overload and Detox Daily #3: Activate and Celebrate Cellular Rejuvenation #4: Free Up Fascia and Find Youthful Movement #5: Minerals Matter #6: Stop AGES (Advanced Glycation End Products) #7: Optimize the Gut/Brain Connection With detailed meal plans featuring specific fortifying foods, easy-to-prepare recipes, and tips to activate the age-busting cooking techniques that will give you bonus years, you can put the rules into practice. And once you have learned the Power Plan, you can customize your approach using Ann Louise's targeted strategies, which address epigenetics, reversal of developing disease, and actions that change how you experience life on a daily basis. The result? Freedom from accepting the limitations that "aging" once meant. These targeted tactics are game changers where nothing is inevitable and a radical new era of super-ageing is within reach.

    @JesseItzler Jesse you might like to read the books, Longevity by @davidasinclair and also The Kaufmann Protocol.

  • The Kaufmann Protocol

    Dr Sandra Charlotte Kaufmann

    "The Protocol is the first ever organized system that answers the question why we age as organisms. It offers a personalized program to legitimately curb the effects of time on the human body"--Page 4 of cover.

    @JesseItzler Jesse you might like to read the books, Longevity by @davidasinclair and also The Kaufmann Protocol.

  • The Brain

    David Eagleman

    "The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--

    @Allen @ApplePodcasts @davideagleman Read these two books: The Brain by David Eagleman Consciousness and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene

  • WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE From the acclaimed author of Reading in the Brain and How We Learn, a breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state. We can now pin down the neurons that fire when a person reports becoming aware of a piece of information and understand the crucial role unconscious computations play in how we make decisions. The emerging theory enables a test of consciousness in animals, babies, and those with severe brain injuries. A joyous exploration of the mind and its thrilling complexities, Consciousness and the Brain will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology and the vast philosophical, personal, and ethical implications of finally quantifying consciousness.

    @Allen @ApplePodcasts @davideagleman Read these two books: The Brain by David Eagleman Consciousness and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene

  • Bitcoin

    Jason A. Williams

    I read a lot of books -here's one that's exceptional. Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can't F--k With. @GoingParabolic shows everything that's jacked in traditional banking & he does it w/ tons of charts in an organized and first principles way. Reviews say it all!https://t.co/1Rnt0YLHad

  • We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

    @bitcoinzay Dude, this is what I felt like after reading Jeff's book... https://t.co/QdoK527khL

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

    David J. Schwartz

    More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big. First published in 1959, David J Schwartz's classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better - starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to: - Defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates - Make your mind produce positive thoughts - Plan a concrete success-building programme - Do more and do it better by turning on your creative power - Capitalise on the power of NOW Updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.

    @souljaboy “The Magic of Thinking Big”, is an influential book for people looking to step-up their game.

  • Layered Money

    Nik Bhatia

    I really enjoyed this interview with @timevalueofbtc. Be sure to check it out and also read his incredible book! Let us know what you think. https://t.co/FNlEmR7C1P

  • Layered Money

    Nik Bhatia

    I'm not one to tweet about book recommendations unless it's really worth your time. This book, Layered Money, by @timevalueofbtc is superb. Talk about a course in monetary history that's laid out in such a concise and prioritized style. A must read! https://t.co/6UlRS4oRIN

  • This classic breakthrough essay by Andrew Carnegie about responsibilities of those of wealth to use their wealth for the good of society first appeared in NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW in 1898. It is just as applicable and timely today as when it was first published.

    @Breedlove22 Read the book, The Gospel of Wealth, so you can protect you and your family against the potential curse Robert so thoughtfully highlights here. @JeffBooth

  • Quantitative Momentum

    Wesley R. Gray

    The individual investor's comprehensive guide to momentum investing Quantitative Momentum brings momentum investing out of Wall Street and into the hands of individual investors. In his last book, Quantitative Value, author Wes Gray brought systematic value strategy from the hedge funds to the masses; in this book, he does the same for momentum investing, the system that has been shown to beat the market and regularly enriches the coffers of Wall Street's most sophisticated investors. First, you'll learn what momentum investing is not: it's not 'growth' investing, nor is it an esoteric academic concept. You may have seen it used for asset allocation, but this book details the ways in which momentum stands on its own as a stock selection strategy, and gives you the expert insight you need to make it work for you. You'll dig into its behavioral psychology roots, and discover the key tactics that are bringing both institutional and individual investors flocking into the momentum fold. Systematic investment strategies always seem to look good on paper, but many fall down in practice. Momentum investing is one of the few systematic strategies with legs, withstanding the test of time and the rigor of academic investigation. This book provides invaluable guidance on constructing your own momentum strategy from the ground up. Learn what momentum is and is not Discover how momentum can beat the market Take momentum beyond asset allocation into stock selection Access the tools that ease DIY implementation The large Wall Street hedge funds tend to portray themselves as the sophisticated elite, but momentum investing allows you to 'borrow' one of their top strategies to enrich your own portfolio. Quantitative Momentum is the individual investor's guide to boosting market success with a robust momentum strategy.

    @SamoNaro @chamath @mcuban Read “what works on Wall Street” by @jposhaughnessy and “quantitative momentum” by @alphaarchitect. Those are probably the two best books on momentum.

  • Price-to-earnings ratios --

    @SamoNaro @chamath @mcuban Read “what works on Wall Street” by @jposhaughnessy and “quantitative momentum” by @alphaarchitect. Those are probably the two best books on momentum.

  • Quantitative Momentum

    Wesley R. Gray

    The individual investor's comprehensive guide to momentum investing Quantitative Momentum brings momentum investing out of Wall Street and into the hands of individual investors. In his last book, Quantitative Value, author Wes Gray brought systematic value strategy from the hedge funds to the masses; in this book, he does the same for momentum investing, the system that has been shown to beat the market and regularly enriches the coffers of Wall Street's most sophisticated investors. First, you'll learn what momentum investing is not: it's not 'growth' investing, nor is it an esoteric academic concept. You may have seen it used for asset allocation, but this book details the ways in which momentum stands on its own as a stock selection strategy, and gives you the expert insight you need to make it work for you. You'll dig into its behavioral psychology roots, and discover the key tactics that are bringing both institutional and individual investors flocking into the momentum fold. Systematic investment strategies always seem to look good on paper, but many fall down in practice. Momentum investing is one of the few systematic strategies with legs, withstanding the test of time and the rigor of academic investigation. This book provides invaluable guidance on constructing your own momentum strategy from the ground up. Learn what momentum is and is not Discover how momentum can beat the market Take momentum beyond asset allocation into stock selection Access the tools that ease DIY implementation The large Wall Street hedge funds tend to portray themselves as the sophisticated elite, but momentum investing allows you to 'borrow' one of their top strategies to enrich your own portfolio. Quantitative Momentum is the individual investor's guide to boosting market success with a robust momentum strategy.

    @Mikepena_11 By @alphaarchitect https://t.co/JKtSZxlxvM

  • New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction. New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." —The Wall Street Journal George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "the Man who Moves Markets," Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the "theory of reflexivity" which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend. This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

    @BTC_is_scarcity @HaggsBoson @hodl_american Read the book The Alchemy of Finance. The whole book is about that idea.

  • We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

    @RussellOkung That's the book Russ! Top of the list.

  • He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great—or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did. Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

    @polina_marinova @ProfileRead Polina if you haven’t read @navarrotells book, What Every Body is Saying, you need to check it out. It’s one of my favorites!

  • Basic Economics

    Thomas Sowell

    The bestselling citizen's guide to economics Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

    @saifedean @ThomasSowell His book, Basic Economics, is a must-read. https://t.co/JPQrjm4JP8

  • Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

    Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • This Time Is Different

    Carmen M. Reinhart

    Examines financial crises of the past and discusses similarities between these events and the current crisis, presenting and comparing historical patterns in bank failures, inflation, debt, currency, housing, employment, and government spending.

    Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • Surveys global politics over the past five hundred years and discusses current problems facing the major powers

    Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • When Money Dies

    Adam Fergusson

    Presents a history of the 1923 German economic crisis that made the currency worthless, reduced the country to a barter economy, and left severe social unrest in its wake.

    Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • The Bitcoin Standard

    Saifedean Ammous

    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments—a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin’s ‘blockchain technology’? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet’s decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

    Some books to learn more: Big Debt Crises by @RayDalio The Price of Tomorrow by @JeffBooth This Time is Different by @carmenmreinhart & @krogoff The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean Enjoy.

  • The Dice Man

    Luke Rhinehart

    Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart - and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive.

    @BitcoinIronMan @bitjokercoin Tony, have you ever read the book: Dice Man? From what I understand, it’s one of @richardbranson’s favorite books. I have not read it, but I’m assuming it’s essence is similar to what you’re posting here....Kind of like the I Ching and that stuff.

  • This is an account of the essential aspects of the new physics for those with little or no knowledge of mathematics or science. It describes current theories of quantum mechanics, Einstein's special and general theories of relativity and other speculations, alluding throughout to parallels with modern psychology and metaphorical abstractions to Buddhism and Taoism. The author has also written "The Seat of the Soul".

    @Sushimacher Well, a really simple book that helped me understand it from a first principles stand point was “The Dancing Wu Lee Master.” Read it a long time ago though.

  • Built to Last

    Jim Collins

    Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?" Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond.

    @Cmoore89 @mcuban @ShaneAParrish It’s in one of his books too. I can’t remember which one though (I think, Built to Last) . Any time I hear a successful person say they are lucky, I think of Jim’s book.

  • @SavingSats @mcuban https://t.co/lH2vWL3uU1

  • This Time Is Different

    Carmen M. Reinhart

    Examines financial crises of the past and discusses similarities between these events and the current crisis, presenting and comparing historical patterns in bank failures, inflation, debt, currency, housing, employment, and government spending.

    @TheBondFreak Read the books, Big Debt Crises and/or This Time Is Different. It’s a currency failure. This is what happens.

  • The Outsider

    Christopher Lamb

    Though Pope Francis remains one of the most popular figures in the world, his pontificate has stirred up powerful opposition. In this book, Christopher Lamb, The Tablet's reporter in Rome, examines the Pope's ministry and agenda for the church, as well as the forces of opposition mobilized against him. What will this mean and portend for the Catholic Church? Will Pope Francis move the church in the direction he wants, or will his critics succeed in thwarting his efforts?

    @Jacobbtc @BitcoinTina @danheld Exactly Jacob. If I see a manager (similar to the one's described in the book "The Outsiders") using BTC as their unit numerate for economic calculation for the allocation of capital, I'm buying that stock. I mean, I see SQ doing this at some point during this 4 year cycle.

  • The Bitcoin Standard

    Saifedean Ammous

    When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt. Exploring what gave these technologies their monetary role, and how most lost it, provides the reader with a good idea of what makes for sound money, and sets the stage for an economic discussion of its consequences for individual and societal future-orientation, capital accumulation, trade, peace, culture, and art. Compellingly, Ammous shows that it is no coincidence that the loftiest achievements of humanity have come in societies enjoying the benefits of sound monetary regimes, nor is it coincidental that monetary collapse has usually accompanied civilizational collapse. With this background in place, the book moves on to explain the operation of Bitcoin in a functional and intuitive way. Bitcoin is a decentralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for final settlement of large payments—a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure. Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders. The final chapter of the book explores some of the most common questions surrounding Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin, and can they change it if they please? How can Bitcoin be killed? And what to make of all the thousands of Bitcoin knock-offs, and the many supposed applications of Bitcoin’s ‘blockchain technology’? The Bitcoin Standard is the essential resource for a clear understanding of the rise of the Internet’s decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

    @Changerrrs @100trillionUSD One of the best books on the market for Bitcoin. Highly recommend it. @saifedean

  • @BitNoi Here's a good one by @jasonzweigwsj https://t.co/evHEZjd2is

  • G. Edward Griffin is to be commended for this splendid work. At first glance The Creature from Jekyll Island is a huge book. While this may be daunting to some, once the book is actually started, it flows smoothly and reads quickly. There are so many fascinating tidbits of information here that the reader won't even be concerned about the size of the book. The title refers to the formation of the Federal Reserve System, which occurred at a secret meeting at Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1910. It was at this meeting, as Griffin relates, that the "Money Trust", composed of the richest and most powerful bankers in the world, along with a U.S. Senator, wrote the proposal to launch the Federal Reserve System (which Griffin calls a banking cartel) to control the financial system so that the bankers will always come out on top.

    @patrickdonley7 @thatzenboi @Bizniz203 @JeffBooth @APompliano Yeah great book.

  • We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

    Hands-down the best book I have read in a long time, The Price of Tomorrow, by @JeffBooth. This is a MUST read! https://t.co/VDWgk6HK2j

  • Margin of Safety

    Seth A. Klarman

    @robertattip @NickS_FinTwit That’s the best value investing book ever written.

  • We live in an extraordinary time. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. In this extraordinary contrarian book Jeff Booth details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward-a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

    @johndnyquist @JeffBooth Looks like a great book. It’ll be my next read.

  • Explains how trust is a key catalyst for personal and organizational success in the twenty-first century, in a guide for businesspeople that demonstrates how to inspire trust while overcoming bureaucratic obstacles.

    @surferjimw Big fan of that book! I also like his son's book, The Speed of Trust.

  • This is the book mark I’ve kept in my copy of Big Debt Crisis to mark one of the most important pages in the reading. ⁦@RayDalio⁩ https://t.co/ZGSXPVjzS6

  • @TheBondFreak @KetoAurelius @garytaubes Randy, loving your book recommendations. I just finished that last one (it was great) and now I'm going to pick this one up. Thanks.

  • The Book Of Satoshi

    Phil Champagne

    "Have you, like the rest of the world, speculated as to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, anonymous creator of Bitcoin? The world's first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin went online in 2009 and has since revolutionized our concepts of currency and money. Not supported by any government or central bank, completely electronic, Bitcoin is a virtual currency based on advanced cryptographic systems. Like the currency he created, the identity of Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto is virtual, existing only online. The Nakamoto persona, which may represent an individual or a group, exists only in the online publications that introduced and explained Bitcoin during its earliest days. Here, collected and professionally published for the first time are the essential writings that detail Bitcoin's creation. Included are: Satoshi Nakamoto Emails and Posts on Computer Forums Presented in Chronological Order; Bitcoin Fundamentals Presented in Layman's Terms; Bitcoin's Potential and Profound Economic Implications; The Seminal Paper Which Started It All. The Book of Satoshi provides a convenient way to parse through what Bitcoin's creator wrote over the span of the two years that constituted his "public life" before he disappeared from the Internet ... at least under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Beginning on November 1st 2009 with the publication of the seminal paper describing Bitcoin, this public life ends at about the time PC World speculated as to a possible link between Bitcoin and WikiLeaks, the infamous website that publishes leaked classified materials. Was there a connection? You be the judge. Nakamoto's true identity may never be known. Therefore the writings reproduced here are probably all the world will ever hear from him concerning Bitcoin's creation, workings, and theoretical basis. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Go directly to the source - the writings of the creator himself, Satoshi Nakamoto!"--Amazon.com viewed October 1, 2014.

    @OldManDemps @BitcoinTina @hodlwave @TuurDemeester I liked the book of satoshi.. also @pierre_rochard and @bitstein have an incredible resource on the web. https://t.co/oqJ5P5tWPc

  • This is really worth reading. Luke and Jim are two very smart guys in finance. In fact, Luke has a whole book (Mr. X Interviews) which describes what he’s talking about in this short exchange - his book is a must read in my opinion. https://t.co/Cdz3hRS5du

  • @stephenrfiverr I disagree with you. Read Ray Dalio's book, Big Debt Cycles, to receive a lot of evidence from historical examples.

  • @LukeGromen @RayDalio One of the most important quotes in the book IMHO. https://t.co/O2loleC1fD